France, Lyon

un, deux, trois

The number 3 is recurrently found in Greek mythology, if only by the representation of the world: celestial by Zeus, marine by Poseidon or underground by Hades. This number 3, which also evokes the past, the present, the future, or the father, the mother and the child is admitted in geometry to be the perfect number.

This balance is the one sought by the three musicians of Amphitryo and in particular through the album Cheval de Troie, first album of the group, in which the number three is omnipresent, if only by the homophony with Troy or the presence of the 12 titles (3×4) which compose it.

This eponymous title is particularly representative of the work carried out within this formation where each of the musicians is brought to change role regularly to be in turn, bassist, melodist and soloist. According to the tracks, inspired for the major part of them by great Mediterranean myths, the listener will be able to let himself be rocked by atmospheres sometimes minimalist, festive or melancholic on a refreshing music at the borders of jazz or different traditional music, the whole between writing and improvisation. The original and atypical orchestration of this trio allows numerous combinations, sound couplings with varied colors but also singular oppositions, all in a search for acoustic balance.

Cheval de Troie opens the doors to an audacious and atypical musical epic around the great myths.

“This album exudes a joyfully nostalgic atmosphere, sometimes evoked by Carla Bley’s compositions. Beautiful sound images… ” Alex Dutilh (Open Jazz France Musique)


Pierre Baldy-Moulinier (trombone, trompette, flûte)
Sylvain Felix (saxophone, clarinette)
Nicolas Frache (guitare, basse)