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Hadrien Feraud Band: Rumeurs

Hadrien Feraud has a knack for producing some jaw dropping bass lines and live performances, and this one is no exception. Performing “Rumeurs” from his self-titled album, Hadrien Feraud, Feraud leads his band featuring Eric Moore on drums, Michael Lecoq on keyboards and Renaud Gensane on trumpet.

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John Vinter

John Vinter

Very impressive technique indeed – but where did the music go?

Bass Miller

Bass Miller

You know, I’ve seen this comment all over Feraud’s videos, but I think his solos are becoming increasingly more melodic. Yeah, he’s got some technical sections, but it’s all in purpose of a melodic statement. He tells a pretty clear story through his solo. High and low points and a ton of space. The rest of the band responds accordingly. That’s where the Music went.

nathan bossoh

nathan bossoh

I completely agree with you bass miller,

I believe that Hadrien is producing music on bass in the way hes sees fit. There isnt an exact set way that every bassist has to play before in can be classed as “music”.

Hadrien is a great player!

Aaron Gibson

Yes, Impressive! But I’m with John Vinter on this. Why do bassist (as they get better technically) gravitate toward this kind of music? The overall sound of this kind of jazz is irrepressibly cheesy and the best bassist playing it will only hold my attention for three minutes….two in warm weather. This is why Victor Wooten was so enlivening and mind-blowing when I first saw him in 1991 opening for the Jerry Garcia band, It was because Bela Fleck is a great song writer (and even the Flecktones have cheesed out at times). If I listen to any kind of music, it will be the quality of the songs that captivates my focus and keeps me returning. Good Jazz or technical music still needs to revolve around good songs. I am sorry, but this is example of Feraud’s playing is heartless musical masturbation.

waypoint

waypoint

Is part of music not the rhythmic intricacy and the interplay between musicians? The chordal progressions and choices are very interesting here. The coordination between players is very nice. Organized chaos of sorts. It may not be what some people like, and that’s fine. I find the little nuances of chordal work along with the meshing of the players makes it quite an interesting listen. There’s a lot going on there. A nice change of pace to the the typical, “wow, what a great piece you have in this nice neat box”.