Productions & Concerts

David Bressat


Music makes me catch fleeting glimpses of pictures with their shades and lights,

their lines, textures and colors.

Melody chisels the path with gentle slopes, arabesques, curls…
It can abruptly branch off and break into a right angle.

Below in these pictures, other lines, not so vivid, stand out and merge into layers;
low-pitched tones interact with high-pitched ones, textures intertwine and finally colors spring up.
May this album make you enjoy the true colors of our music, like a painting you never get tired of.

The pianist and composer David Bressat has been on the jazz scene for fifteen years now, in France as well as abroad. He has played with famous musicians such as Marcus Strickland (album recorded in 2011), Dave Liebman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, David Enhco…

True Colors, the fifth album under his name, has been recorded live, which enables its audience to discover a sincere and living jazz. This album is a genuine painting, without any faking, in which each composition is a tint and the whole set of them a myriad of

In this brilliant quintet, you will rediscover David Bressat’s faithful companions: Florent Nisse on double bass, Charles Clayettte on drums, Eric Prost on saxophone and Aurélien Joly on trumpet.

ALIVE, the quintet’s former album, has been noticed by the press and received these distinctions: “Revelation” from Jazz Magazine and “Elu” from Citizen Jazz

The quintet is composed with  : David Bressat (piano), Charles Clayette (drums), Florent Nisse (double bass), Éric Prost (saxophone) and Aurélien Joly (trumpet).

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They said… (press)

« We knew the « right » way of David Bressat's play. Here he gets rid of these cliches and those agreed reiterations that announce that the source is about to dry up. Here, he never stops introducing lights and shades ( and dematerializing to reach the lightness of the being.) » Citizen Jazz, Jean-Claude PENNEC

« Passionate about French songs the brilliant pianist David Bressat has presented his jazz version of our magnificent national heritage ! In the overheated jazz club he has invited the tremendous American saxophonist Marcus Strickland to support him in this mission, proving once again that when music is good, it has no boundaries... », Le Dauphiné

« Nothing free in the expression. We call it talent. David Bressat, elegant and sensitive, accompanied by Florent Nisse and Charles Clayette, both inspired, gave Marcus Strickland a real showcase, highlighting his inspiration. », Jazz Rhône Alpes

« …The pianist David Bressat’s group is starting very vividly,without a backward-looking attitude and aware of the resistant nature of jazz. » LE MONDE, Sylvain SICLIER

« It is not easy for a musician to make music that follows his own desires and it is not within everyone's reach to convey it on stage with a sense of efficiency that does not hide the musicality of the artists. David Bressat and his acolytes succeed in this with simplicity. », Culture Jazz

« The personal repertoire tinted with romanticism highlights David Bressat’s choice of a poetic, irradiating and inhabited jazz. », Le Progrès Frédéric BRUCKERT