85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th)
New York, NY 10009
7:15 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013
Alto saxophonist Louis Fouché’s debut record Subjective Mind has been making waves among music fans since its release on December 18, 2012. Without a record label or publicist, it became the #1 new release on Amazon mp3 jazz within the first 3 days of sales, and it became the #1 most requested new release on WRTI 90.1 FM Philadelphia radio with more than 350,000 listeners. In his five-year career, alto saxophonist Louis Fouché, age 27, has performed across the U.S. and internationally with world-renowned artists in various genres, including nine-time Grammy-winning Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri, two-time Edison award-winning jazz-rock trumpeter Christian Scott, Grammy-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch, and Grammy Hall of Fame funk bassist George Porter Jr. (of The Meters), among others. Fouché wields a distinctively rich, blues-rooted sound on the saxophone, and he’s now bringing his own music to the global stage. The Subjective Mind EP consists of three instrumental tracks – a brief introduction to his full length album slated for late 2013. On each track, Fouché fuses blues and soul with a set of his diverse musical influences, starting with funk and drum & bass on the opener Perceptive Delusion, R&B on Romberg and Hammerstein’s 1928 classic Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise, and rock and classical on the closing number Silver Lining. Before pursuing music full-time, Fouché earned degrees in physics and chemical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The title of the EP, Subjective Mind, explores the contrast between his objective, analytical focus in science and the subjective, emotional emphasis in his music. Fouché's NYC Release Concert at DROM marks his first club performance with his band since the release of his Subjective Mind in December. His band consists of some of this generation’s most dynamic musicians – Romain Collin on piano, Luques Curtis on bass, and Eric Doob on drums – who deliver a high-energy, diverse set of music.