Quentin Rollet - Syos

Quentin Rollet

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Quentin Rollet was introduced to improvised music as a child. Son of Christian Rollet (founding member of the ARFI), he attended his concerts and then accompanied him on tour where he quickly becomame familiar with the world of free and experimental music. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 11 in a jazz school, and then enrolled at the conservatory. Following a classical education of his instrument, he gets closer to more contemporary aesthetics which stirred his curiosity for less conventional musical forms.

After a few experiences in different groups, Quentin Rollet meets Fabrice and Nicolas Laureau, members of Prohibition in 1992. Through him, the band signed its first two albums with the label Distortion. Quentin Rollet is quickly integrated into the live band, then on their albums, to finally became a permanent member of the band until its dissolution in 1999.

In parallel and following this experience on stage in Europe and across the United States, Quentin Rollet participated in many projects for varying lengths of time. We can mention his contribution to the Akosh S. Unit from 1999 to 2005 on stage and on different albums, but also on a more occasional basis with different musicians and bands such as The Red Krayola, Melmac, Mendelson, Dragibus, Herman Dune, Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, David Grubbs, Thierry Müller, Rubin Steiner, Jérôme Lorichon, Charlie O, Dan-Charles Dahan, eRikm, Zsolt Söres, Pal Toth, Jean-Noël Cognard, Jean-Pierre Barja, Jac Berrocal, Rivkah, Benoît de Villeneuve, Andrew Liles and many others. Quentin Rollet performs live for parts or sometimes entire allbums, offering an entirely improvised and free approach to different saxophones or various instruments. In 2011, he meets Colin Potter with whom he launches a duo album. This project will lead to him performing at various venues with Nurse With Wound and to be featured on several albums since 2016.

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