Jean-Luc "oboman" Fillon is one of the rare musicians whose artistic career is marked by a multitude of original creations. A composer and multi-instrumentalist, endowed with a solid knowledge of classical music, he has taken, with a discerning mixture of discretion and perseverance, an artistic route which is both convincing and makes a welcome change. Here he is today on his preferred instruments, the oboe and the English horn, on which he reveals his true talents as a melodist. We cannot help but be seduced by the rich sound, the authenticity and the lyricism of the oboe -- an instrument which up until now has been confined to traditional written music - combined with the virtuosity of this exceptional improviser. Since 2001, he has been continuously working, making numerous sound recordings and giving live performances, illustrating the innovative and original character of his artistic initiative. He has worked with a large number of musicians:
Patrice Caratini, Antoine Hervé, Claude Barthélémy, Georges Rabol, Bob Mintzer, Glenn Ferris, Michele Hendricks, Paolo Fresu, Nguyen Lee, Jean-Marc Padovani, Lauren Newton, Pierre Blanchard, Olivier Ker Ourio, Michel Bénita, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Tony Rabeson, Michael Ferlberbaum, Karl Jannuska, Jarrod Cagwin, João Paulo, Didier Ithurssary, Bruno Rousselet, Fawzy Al Aiedy, Adel Shams El-Din, Michael Rabinowitz, Paul Hanson, ... Recently, he presented his composition "Hautbois Nomade" (Nomadic Oboe) as soloist with the National Orchestra of Ile-de-France and his trio "Oboa". He has toured in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, England and Portugal.
« Oboa nomade » is the result of the meeting of an atypical oboe player and an adventurous symphony orchestra, of the juxtaposition of original compositions and classical composers that were influenced by jazz, of a fine blend of written music and improvised passages. The music Oboman proposes draws its sources from classical music, its spontaneity from jazz and its colour from traditional musics of the Mediterranean Sea basin. Furthermore, the instrumentation of the quartet, both classical and original at the same time - the blend of oboe and tambourine, both originating in Mesopotamia about 2800-5000 years ago, associated with the western harmonies of the piano and with the goodnatured lovable jazz double bass - brings to the musical piece a tone both very unusual and natural.
Oboman: oboe, english horn Oboa Jazz Trio : João Paulo Da Silva : piano Jarrod Cagwin: jazz and oriental percussions Bruno Rousselet: jazz double basS