Latest Quarantine Collabs in French Press

Never thought I’d appear in French press so soon since the tour at the beginning of 2020! ????

Happy to see the saxophone sextet by Jérôme Masco and project Exchange of Happiness, led by friend Félix Robin music, where I had the pleasure to record a tune of mine “Whiskey Wine”????????, to be featured in Le Républicain – Rédaction de Langon newspaper. It was a lot of fun to record the compositions and connect with great musicians. Love the French spirit! They will always find a way to connect and celebrate that.

“Whiskey Wine” by Toms Rudzinskis (read more here)
Félix Robin music on the vibraphone, Louis Laville on upright bass and Simon Lacouture on the drums.

Lockdown/Quarantine Collaborations: Jérôme Masco "Villa Llanquín”

A snippet from my solo from one of the many Lockdown/Quarantine Collaborations! It was fun to join Jérôme's international woodwind sextet to play his latest composition "Villa Llanquín”. As always, nice to ‘meet’ and connect with new musicians and play something different!???? Olga Amelchenko from Russia on alto sax???? Toms Rudzinskis from Latvia on alto sax???? Patricia López saxofonista y flautista from Uruguay on tenor sax???? Jérôme Masco Music from France on tenor sax & composition, producing???? Dawid Toklowicz Music from Poland on bass clarinet???? Kira Linn from Germany on baritone saxAfter this live-from-home recording session I’m looking forward to see you all and play with you in person! Thanks to Jérôme for inviting!Go and check out the full HD version on Jérôme’s YouTube and Facebook!???? Henri SELMER Paris Saxophones Gottsu Co.,Ltd. Gottsu Latinoamerica RIGOTTI Gold Reeds ASTON Microphones

Posted by Toms Rudzinskis Music on Trešdiena, 2020. gada 13. May

Jérôme Masco Saxophone Sextet, composition “Villa Llanquín” full video on YouTube

???? Olga Amelchenko from Russia on alto sax
???? Toms Rudzinskis from Latvia on alto sax
???? Patricia López saxofonista y flautista from Uruguay on tenor sax
???? Jérôme Masco Music from France on tenor sax & composition, producing
???? Dawid Toklowicz Music from Poland on bass clarinet
???? Kira Linn from Germany on baritone sax

Can’t wait for things to settle down and us going back on road! France!

Here’s an excerpt from the article as posted by Jérôme:

“During the confinement, La Réole native musicians showed creativity”

“Musicians from La Réole region have published several must-hear projects. One of the bands, Exchange of Happiness, has published several videos inviting musicians playing from their homes. The result: thausends+ of views during the confinement.
Jérôme Mascotto – also a member of the collective – did his best with the spare time. He’s published three compositions with one particularity: nothing but woodwind. No drum, guitar, nor the bass. A real challenge for composing, without rehearsal. Each musician received her/his part, combining solos and accompaniment.
In the last video, musicians came from all over the world (Russia, Uruguay, Germany, Latvia and Poland). A fantastic outcome!”

New Tune “Whiskey Wine” with “Exchange of Happiness” (France)

Exchange of happiness – Toms Rudzinskis / Whiskey – Wine

Here the third video of the 1st with the amazing Toms Rudzinskis Music on his composition whiskey – Wine ! Hope you'll enjoy ! Please share our happiness ! Sorry for the quality of the sound, quarantine mean recording with iPhone… Take care

Posted by Exchange of Happiness on Piektdiena, 2020. gada 10. aprīlis

A new quarantine collaboration and some ewi action! Here it is! My tune “Whiskey-Wine” ????????with my Bordeaux friends!

It’s crazy to think that less than 2 months ago I was touring and travelling across the South of France and now – exclusively from my shed. Super happy I met Félix Robin music and other musicians on this trip. Great to keep in touch with friends even when miles away. Especially now.

Felix on the vibraphone, Louis Laville on upright bass and Simon Lacouture on drums. The project is called Exchange of Happiness, check them out!

In French press – Rudzinskis/Chazallet quartet (5/2/2020)

???????? Look at this! Honoured to be featured in today’s Midi Libre French regional newspaper with Léo Chazallet in front of no other than Nîmes Arènes! ???????????? Talking about our collaboration, how we met and our upcoming two shows.

Honoured to be amongst acts like Snarky Puppy to celebrate Jazz70 association 50th birthday! ????????

So don’t miss out on
???? 7.2 show+jam session @ Milonga Del Angel in Nîmes
???? 8.2 show @ Jazz Corner Cafe, Sommières

Playing with a great lineup with high energy ⚡⚡⚡ Léo on bass/contrabass, Jules Le Risbé on Rhodes and Patrice Heral on drums!

Thank you to Pierre Belmont for interview & Mika Anisset for cool photos from Midi Libres Nîmes & Midi Libres Sète! Hope to see you at our shows! ????

Posted by Toms Rudzinskis Music on Trešdiena, 2020. gada 5. februāris

ON TOUR – France 2020 | January & February

✈️ Next destination … ???????? #France! Super happy to share that I will be hitting the road for 2+ weeks with new friends and jazz musicians Félix Robin​ on vibes in Bordeaux and Léo Chazallet on bass in Nîmes and finally see the beautiful South of France ❤️

Félix and Léo have been amazing with organising shows & lineups. I am looking forward to p(l)ay them back with all my chops and energy! ???????????? It’s been a while making this happen, very much looking forward to this! ????????

Come out if you’re around – let’s play, let’s jam, let’s hang! I’m excited to meet people, experience the local scene and make new friends! ???? Send a DM and let’s catch up in the city! ????

Photo by Krists Luhaers​, LNB

???? TOUR DATES ????

???????? with Félix Robin, vibes, Etienne Manchon, piano, George Storey, bass

24.01 Au Chat qui pêche​, Bordeaux
26.01 La grande poste “espace improbable”​, Bordeaux

???????? with Félix Robin, vibes, Tom Bernus, guitar, Louis Navarro, bass, Guillaume Prévost, drums

27.01 CAFE Ginette, Toulouse

???????? with Félix Robin, vibes, Jean Loup Siaut, guitar, Louis Laville, bass, Gaetan Diaz, drums

28.01 Quartier Libre, Bordeaux
29.01 Quartier Libre, Bordeaux

???????? duo with Félix Robin, show with movie Koyaanisqatsi

30.01 Des bouches et des oreilles,​ Douchapt

???????? with Félix Robin, vibes, Robin Magord, piano, Louis Laville, bass

31.01 Bistrot Boheme​, Bordeaux

???????? with Félix Robin, vibes, Thomas Galvan, drums, a tribute to Charlie Parker

01.02 Thélonious Café Jazz Club, Bordeaux

???????? with Léo Chazallet, bass & friends

04.02 Zanzi-Bar Sète​, Sète

???????? with Léo Chazallet, contrabass, Patrice Héral, drums, Jules Le Risbé, piano

07.02 Jazz 70: Toms Rudzinskis & Léo Chazallet 4tet Milonga del Angel, Nîmes

???????? with Léo Chazallet, bass & friends

08.02 Jazz Corner Café​, Sommières

France, see you very soon! ❤️