Marthe / Verbnoe Voskresenie

A blend of jazz, rebetiko and Russian vocal polyphony

Creation

Florent Briqué Trompette
Alexis Moutzouris Saxophone
Lucas Territo Bass
Damien Bernard Drum kit

The Marthe ensemble offers a resolutely contemporary form of jazz, which draws on traditional Greek music and rebetika in particular. These songs, which appeared in the 1920s following the return of Greek people driven out of Asia Minor to their country, deal with uprooting and the underbelly of society, among other subjects. For this creation in 2020, Marthe is joining up with the Russian female vocal trio Verbnoe Voskresenie and illustrator Thomas Brosset.