WAITING CHAPTER V - APRIL 6-2020
WELCOME ON CHAPTER 4
ECHOES OF MAGIC TRIPS
Born in May 1958, his real name Michel Billès, his cosmopolite spirit comes from his Spanish mother and his Catalan paternal family in Pézilla-de-la Rivière -(Catalunya) he entered the Conservatory of Perpignan and was successively the pupil of Henry Tubert,Claude Clauzel, and Jimmy Mc Ferrand, as well as of the composer of sardannes:( Traditional music) Max-Havard.
He was just 19 when he first met NinoFerrer, who asked him to join his band : this will be the start point of his French sideman career. International scene begins with a first recording on the album "Carmencita” At that time; a pure rock'nroll internship is offered to him with one record within the Scott'Finn band Micky Finn at the castle of Hérouville : No Comments!
In the early 80s, he me in La Rochelle a new African group Touré Kunda, who just recorded Emma ... .Contracted to go on tour with them. Five years leading the tour in Africa to the States, Japan, Europe, Canada ... , he contributed to the albums "Paris-Ziguinshor", "Amadu Tilo" and "Natalia" produced by Bill Laswell ... During a year off spent in Morocco, Algeria and southern France, he met Olivier Guindon who introduced him to Alain Bashung, will work with him during 2 years partipating in the Tour Novice live album recorded between France and Montreal where they played at the Spectrum. During this period he will meet French bluesman Paul Personne which will become sideman for 10 years: scenes and albums including "La route de la chance", "Rêve idéal d’un naïf idéal","Patchwork électrique," "Route 98 '' ...
In 1999 his first solo album "Alma del Mundo" is launched and Michel formed his band with the same name and performed in many concerts and festivals throughout the Mediterranean basin about 3 years ...Don Billiez created his own style: "Mediteranean Soul Jazz" . He then forged a solid reputation charismatic driver not giving way to concessions. His compositions,sublime melodies of Latin lyricism tinged with jazz and world music.Saxophone Tenor, the styling of its expression becomes free, the sound of grain, unique timbre, throat .. make a musician's personality immediately recognizable ...
Then he decided to go with his friend the engineer Ali Laoumen in a mega-production
around the latter compositions inviting all the best musical events to record a album. A thirty musicians and three years to give birth to “Con Alma”, album which benefited from the "helping to create selection" by the SACEM in the jazz category / world and which was supported in 2008 by the "francophonie broadcast" to overseas. Distributed by Dg / Spiral:Believe -Shortly promoted in France can be regularly heard this album, especially the title funcklatino "Kalimucho" on the radio Ilinois (USA) and Méditerranéo must-have title in Greece, Uruguay, Mexico, Andore ...
2014 /2017 - Chapter Free - Album @& concerts
2018 / 2019- Echoes Of Magic Trips - Album @& concerts
2020/ Chapter V New album-pLEIN sOLEIL - April 6- 2020