Dominique Carre

Dominique Carré


"Right away, music, for me, was a medium to share and illuminate the present, to evoke emotions, and to immediately transmit emotions. At twelve years old, I helped out at a gypsy guitarists concert! I was tranported by the eccentricity of the musician, his joy. Mediterranean rhythms seduced me and the fact that he played without "knowing the music, the notes" inspired me to learn through the oral tradition. I was trained as a self-taught person, aided by encounters with other musicians and by listening to records. The rock influence was the style of the day, then the jazz a little later, and finally Django Reinhardt. A late revelation but one which will never leave me." -- DC

Dominique directs several gypsy jazz groups and has notably played alongside Tchavolo Schmitt, Rocky Gresset, Costel Nitescu, Félix Belleau, Pow Wow Bertrand Pierre and with the famous Rennes singer Marie Kiss La Joue with whom he collaborated on the record "Si." However, he will always remain loyal to the fabulous Django Reinhardt and his eternal timelessness.

In 1996 he created the Dominique Carré Swing trio, and then a quartet, and then recorded in a quintet with the accordionist Félix Belleau. The album "Après la Pluie "came out in 2006 and a tour in the hex followed it (Festival des Puces in Saint Ouen, Jazz en Touraine, Jazz à l'Ouest, Jazz à Vannes, RDV d'Automne in Toulouse). But he wants to work with other musicians, have other encounters, open up to other horizons, create musical bridges, always with the energy and the swing that characterizes him. (His first record in 1999 Domino "le bourdons des abeillles" was already a fusion of Auvergne music and jazz rock!) In 2011, after several other albums, the album "Rendez vous" utilizes his nomadic outpourings to not only gypsy jazz for an escapade towards free jazz, with Thomas Savy as guest.

Resolutely funky gypsy groove!

Later on, the perpective of some time in NYC filled him with the energy and the will to recommit to a fusion project on Djangos music. This musical endeavor which he composed, sang, played keyboard for, and of course played electric and gypsy guitar. The idea of playing this repertoire with New York jazz musicians was key; a gypsy electric French fusion with an American feel! This chance encounter drove him to propose a project to the bassist Mark Égan (Pat Metheny, Sting, Gil Evans, Stan Getz...) and the drummer Karl Latham (Clark Terry, Slyde Hampton, Jonny Winter, Don Byron...) who were intrigued by the music that Dominique proposed to them. Today, Dominique has his French line up. He did some reworking of the pieces and new repertoire came to light... new jazz with a french touch.


Dominique Carré Electric Combo

After his last CD ''NYCarré'', a tribute to Django Reinhardt recorded in New York (2015/2016) with the great Mark Egan (pat Metheny), Dominique is back now with a quartet and totally new compositions (some co-written with old friend Jacques Ménari aka Jafkar). With the trombonist Fredr Burgazzi (Magma, The big band & Ricky Ford . . . ), Pierrick Biffot playing the BASS and Michaël Jamier in charge of the drums, the key-word is groove !e The mood is definitely electric, combining Funk, Jazz and Rock influences, with a perfect mix of vital energy, contagious madness, a powerful grooven and an obvious pleasure to play together. The listener is carried along the musical spin created by the Jazz spirit and the improvisations. It reminds of John Scofield , , Medeski Martin and wood, Zawinul, Georges Benson or Miles Davis' electric period, and of course Django Reinhardt. But, make no mistake: if you're just longing ton dance the Funk, you'll love this quartet ! After the ''Jazz à l'Ouest festival'', ''Jazz en Place'' or the ''SNAP festival'' the Dominique Carré Quartet will go on tour in 2019.

Made 3

Made 3 revisits the standards of Django Reinhardt but also the standards of more recent jazz. The brilliant Gypsy was modern, Made 3 also!
Graft tradition and modernity, Made 3 forges links and cross bridges which do not exist: gipsy, jazz, wild, contemporary... This turned mixture does not especially cheat, it is of swing gift!

Dominique Carré gypsy guitar, Vincent Robineau jazz guitar, Hugues Lasséreà acoustic bass.




1.MARATHON DANCE( Carré/ Ménari)
2.38ÈME ÉTAGE( Carré/Ménari)
3.GALAXIE ( Carré)
4. SOLEIL VERT ( Carré)
5. JACK ON THE MOOVE ( Carré/ Ménari)
6. MISTER MOON ( Carré)


Dom Carre / Guitares manouches, electriques,
clavieres, prog, voix, arrangts
Mark Egan / Basses
Kal Latham / Batteries
Edouard Ravelomanatsoa / Piano elect.
* Jean-Patrick Cosset / orgue
**Yvan Salomone / Ambiances
niCo X sur "Fleche d'or" / Prog batterie


Dom Carre / Guitares manouches
Guillaume Robert et Philémon Régnauld / Basses
Jean-Michel Pinot /
Thomas Savy /


1. The Opener
2. Manoir de mes rêves
3. I can't believe that you are in love with me
4. Swing42
5. Ham Hock and Cabbage
6. Nuit de St germain
7. Time on my hands*
8. Secrets
9. Anouman
10. Just one of those things*

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photo: Bruno Bambé

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"Dominique Carré creates a new universe which implies the presence of polar opposites: New York style urban frenzy, and gypsy-swing."
- Acoustic Mag

"The guitarist manipulates Gjango's style of gypsy jazz, juggling between sounds and influences. It brings to mind Django, Benson, Metheny, Scofield..."
- Jazz News

"Beautiful guitarist prowess and interesting ideas."
- Jazz Mag"

"The pieces take on an aspect of contemporary melodies."
- Uzu Mélodies


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