Michel Godard

Michel Godard is an extraordinarily versatile exponent of the tuba, looking back on a long career in jazz as well as classical music. Today he is one of the most virtous tuba and serpent players in Jazz as well as in improvised music.

Michel Godard's tuba performance is fantastic in every sense: his technical skill is astounding, his tone clear and warm, his ability to produce overtones („multiphonics“) and his musicality leaves the listener surprised at how light a seemingly cumbersome and heavy-weight tuba can sound.

In 1979 he picked up also the ancestor of the tuba, the serpent, an instrument with a name derivated after its form - looking like a coiled snake. The serpent's ivory mouthpiece gives it a characteristic warm and intense tone. With this „second“ instrument, Michel Godard has taken yet another step in broadening the field of expression in ancient music as well as in Jazz. Since 2002, Michel Godard is serpent teacher at the „Conservatoire national de musique“ in Paris.

For Carpe Diem Records, Michel has recorded "Monteverdi - a trace of grace" in collaboration with Steve Swallow, and "Le Concert des Parfums", both recorded in the beautiful Abbaye de Noirlac in southern France.

Michel Godard is an extraordinarily versatile exponent of the tuba, looking back on a long career in jazz as well as classical music. Today he is one of the most virtous tuba and serpent players... read more »
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Michel Godard

Michel Godard is an extraordinarily versatile exponent of the tuba, looking back on a long career in jazz as well as classical music. Today he is one of the most virtous tuba and serpent players in Jazz as well as in improvised music.

Michel Godard's tuba performance is fantastic in every sense: his technical skill is astounding, his tone clear and warm, his ability to produce overtones („multiphonics“) and his musicality leaves the listener surprised at how light a seemingly cumbersome and heavy-weight tuba can sound.

In 1979 he picked up also the ancestor of the tuba, the serpent, an instrument with a name derivated after its form - looking like a coiled snake. The serpent's ivory mouthpiece gives it a characteristic warm and intense tone. With this „second“ instrument, Michel Godard has taken yet another step in broadening the field of expression in ancient music as well as in Jazz. Since 2002, Michel Godard is serpent teacher at the „Conservatoire national de musique“ in Paris.

For Carpe Diem Records, Michel has recorded "Monteverdi - a trace of grace" in collaboration with Steve Swallow, and "Le Concert des Parfums", both recorded in the beautiful Abbaye de Noirlac in southern France.

En El Amor En El Amor
Nataša Mirković – voice Michel Godard – serpent Jarrod Cagwin – percussion "En El Amor" is a fascinating collaboration between two well-known jazz musicians with the Bosnian singer Natasa Mirkovic. On this album, the singer performs...
€17.90
Monteverdi - a trace of grace Monteverdi - a trace of grace
A project of Michel Godard & Steve Swallow between Jazz and Baroque music ... In the tradition of „Le Concert des Parfums“ (Carpe Diem CD-16277), “Monteverdi - a trace of grace“, a brainchild of Michel Godard and Steve Swallow, was also...
€17.90
Le Concert des Parfums Le Concert des Parfums
Music by Michel Godard. Jazz, Improvisation and the sound of perfume: a synaesthetic music project Michel Godard (serpent), Sébastien Marq (recorder), Gavino Murgia (voice, saxophone), Patrice Héral (percussion), Gérard Marais (guitar)...
€17.90
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