The Fascinating Grappelli trio is a trio made up of Olivier Leclerc on violin, Jean-Baptiste Gaudray on guitar and Basile Mouton on double bass. In the first album (feat. Zacharie Abraham) he pays a wonderful tribute to the various trios that Stéphane Grappelli was so fond of from the 70s. To the covers taken from the repertoire of the immense Stéphane, Fascinating Grappelli adds original compositions including the one, Flowers, is a nod to the flowered shirts that this exceptional improviser wore on all stages of the world.
With this project and this album, the voluntary heirs that are the Fascinating Grappelli achieve a formidable double blow: share with the listener the "spirit" of the incomparable instrumentalist and, without losing fidelity, open and develop the seeds of the legacy towards new musical horizons.
This group has toured numerous national and international stages: Eaubonne Jazz, Colombe Jazz, Jazz in Giel, Fest'jazz, Jazz à Clamart, Armada de Rouen, Cléon, Rognac, Montmagny, Enghien-les-Bains, Servaville-Salmonville, Le Havre, Le Château Hôtel Tiara Mont Royal, Quebec, Germany...
A new album is in preparation, to be discovered soon...
Basile Mouton, versatile bassist and double bassist open to different styles of music, he joined the rock group “Babylon Circus” in 2006 and traveled the whole world for three years during which he toured renowned festivals (Ziguet, Womad etc....), in Australia, the United States, Russia...
He also met great people on the Parisian scene, and had the opportunity to accompany as a sideman musicians such as: André Villéger, Michel Perez, Benjamin Moussay, Romain Pilon, Frank Agulhon, François Théberge, Ralph Lavital, Anne Paceo, Julie Saury, Riccardo Izquierdo... and to perform on stages such as: the Duc des Lombards, the Sunset, the auditorium of the Musée d'Orsay, the Institut du Monde Arabe, etc.
Rich from all these experiences, and curious about new sensations, he will soon record his first album "Terrain de jeux" as leader in which he will be accompanied by the talented Frédéric Pasqua on drums and Maxime Fougères on guitar.