Robin & The Woods
Jazz Rock Fusion
Robin Jolivet (guitar) and Jérôme Mascotto (saxophone) met in 2015 at Bordeaux-Jacques Thibaud Conservatory. It was a great time to share inspiration and work together in different styles of music.
A few years later, Robin decides to found the guitar-sax duet Robin & The Woods. The two musicians create a spontaneous and lyrical rock jazz music, inspired by progressive rock from the 70’s (King Crimson, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd) and modern jazz (EST, Pat Metheny, John Hollenbeck, Donny McCaslin).
Les compositions originales, souvent écrites en plusieurs mouvements, créent un univers onirique pétri de mélodies saturées qui croisent parfois le chemin du hard bop et dessinent des envolées lyriques éclatantes<b>.</b>
The songs evolve between dense writing and refined style, leaving a large part to improvisation. Through a repertoire of compositions and covers, the duo strives to offer a music sensitive to poetic imagination.
In autumn 2017, the group develops a new dimension with the formation of a quintet. The original pieces of the duet are rewritten in a resolutely rock-jazz style. Robin & The Woods quintet version consists of two original musicians, alongside which we find Alexandre Aguilera (flute), Alexis Cadeillan (bass) and Nicolas Girardi (drums).
In January 2018, the band won the Grand Prix of Tremplin Action Jazz. The musicians also won the FIP Prize and Alexandre Aguilera the Coup de Coeur distinction for his performance.
Robin Jolivet : Guitar | Jérôme Masco : Saxophone | Alexandre Aguilera : Flute| Alexis Cadeillan : Bass | Nicolas Girardi : Drums