Bertrand Renaudin Drums · Olivier Cahours Guitar
« Sound sculptors. Purity of the melodies.
Douö is a finely chiselled precious stone
to be added to the edifice of acoustic music. »
He started classical studies at the Conservatory of Rennes
in 1968 and was one of Dante Agostini and Kenny Clarke’s
first students. Discovered jazz in the seventies through,
among others, Eddy Louis,René Thomas and Kenny Clarke Trio.
Was awarded the Prize at “Concours National de la Défense”
( with his quartet) in 1988.
Has exclusively devoted his time to his own creations since 1989,
except for an experience with Steve Potts Quartet (1988-1991)
and an outstanding participation in Jean-Charles Capon Quartet (1997-1999).
After having released about 30 records, he won the public’s recognition with THE TRAVELLING
TREE in 2000, TURBULENT SILENCE in 2002, FLOWERS WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE LAST WORD in
2005 and CHÂTEAU ROUGE in 2009.
His latest DVD in DOUÖ with Olivier Cahours on guitar, the development of his solo concerts, as
well as the Château Rouge band confirm the international enthusiasm for this outstanding musician.
Born in France, specialized in acoustic guitar, he is a composer,
and arranger for his music groups the new trio "Kotao", with Francis Jauvain
accordina and sax baryton and with the bassist Thierry Colson,
russian and gypsy music "Natacha et nuits de princes, Daniela Barda trio, Douö...."
He has collaborated with many artists such as Richard Bona, Jean Francois,
Jenny-Clarke, Bertrand Renaudin, Peter King, Enrico Rava, Palle Danielsson,
Sharon Evans, Tony Coe, Marianne bitran...
He also worked on the music for several ballets CieTap Breizh, Cie JF Duroure,
Cie Kossiwa , he works on the music for the fashion parades by the swedish
designer Yvonne B and participated in the music of two films "Laughter and punishment " of Isabelle Doval
with Jose Garcia ,and "Hell "of Bruno Chiche with Sarah Forestier.