From October 9th to 13th Marc Ducret performs his new solo in Finland and Estonia. The French guitarist will continue his tour in Lithuania for three concerts in duo with Liudas Mockunas. His long term collaboration with the Lithuanian saxophonist will reach a new dimension when Marc Ducret trio will invite Mockunas at the 30th Vilnius Jazz Festival on October 15th.

Marc Ducret (c) photo Laurent Poiget

Marc Ducret (c) photo Laurent Poiget

Marc Ducret solo
“Playing alone is always for me a touchstone: where am I in music, and where do I want to go? On my last solo tour I played mainly music from my « Tower » project; this one is going in a different direction, with music from my different groups Métatonal and Morse – but arranged for solo guitar in a more open version, which can be stretched to many variations according to the mood of each concert. I shall also play pieces written specially by me or other composers for solo purposes, and continue exploring Bartok’s infinite world of music.”
Marc Ducret – June 2017

Marc Ducret trio featuring Liudas Mockunas
“21 years now, and this trio his still kicking and willing to share intense musical moments with audiences all over the world. Over the years, Liudas and I have been playing together in numerous projects, from the groups « Toxicum » and the Copenhagen Art Ensemble to the current duo; but it’s the first time I have the pleasure to invite him with my trio. We are thrilled to come back to the Vilnius Jazz Festival and we feel privileged to share the stage with such a great musician, a very refined voice on all reed instruments!”
Marc Ducret – August 2017

Marc Ducret guitar
Bruno Chevillon double bass, bass
Eric Echampard drums
feat Liudas Mockunas tenor saxophone, clarinet

Tour program   
Marc Ducret solo
09/10 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto also Machado Ithursarry
10/10 Pori, Validi Karkia -klubi
11/10 Helsinki, G Livelab / also Machado Ithursarry
12/10 Tallinn, Philly Joe’s / Jazzkaar
13/10 Viljandi Guitar Festival 2017 / Õisu manor house
Marc Ducret trio feat. Liudas Mockunas
15/10 Vilnius Jazz Festival 2017 (Lithuania)
Marc Ducret & Liudas Mockunas
14/10 Riga, Kanepes kulturas Centrs
16/10 Kaunas, Artist House
17/10 Vilnius, “Improdimensija” at MAMAstudios

Tour booking and tour managing: Vapaat äänet
Tour production: Vapaat äänet & Seven Songs
Tour Support: AJC, French Institute of Lithuania
In the frame of the French Nordic Jazz Transit, program of the AJC – Association Jazzé Croisé.


Albums on Ayler Records
Tower, vol. 4 – solo album (2012)
Métatonal  – Marc Ducret trio + 3 (2015)