Josh Abrams
Jason Adasiewicz
Jeff Albert
Dee Alexander
Gordon Allen
Marshall Allen
Scott Amendola
Fred Anderson
an_ARCHE NewMusic Ensemble
David Arner
Jean-Jacques Avenel
Renée Baker
Jim Baker
Harrison Bankhead
Lewis Barnes
Matt Bauder
John Betsch
Jacques Bisceglia
Jeb Bishop
Mwata Bowden
David Boykin
Rob Brown
Thomas Buckner
Nils Bultmann
Taylor Ho Bynum
Jean-Luc Cappozzo
Daniel Carter
Gerald Cleaver
Martha Colby
Leena Conquest
Jacques Coursil
Marilyn Crispell
Connie Crothers
Kamau Daaood
Steve Dalachinsky
Lowell Davidson
Vincent Davis
Ernest Dawkins
Michael Dessen
Alex Dézé
Jacques Di Donato
Whit Dickey
Hamid Drake
Kevin Drumm
Michel Edelin
Warren Ellis
Marco Eneidi
Marcus Evans
Malachi Favors
Xu Fengxia
Alvin Fielder
Scott Fields
Denis Fournier
Lori Freedman
Satoko Fujii
Eddie Gale
Joe Giardullo
Malcolm Goldstein
Stéphane Gombert
Simon Goubert
Guilherme Granado
Luther Gray
Robert Griffin
Gymkhana
Ed Hazell
John Hébert
John Herndon
Rosie Hertlein
Anna Homler
François Houle
Nicolas Humbert
Raphaël Imbert
Kidd Jordan
Sylvain Kassap
Julia Kent
Peter Kowald
Joseph Kubera
Mike Ladd
Marguerite Ladd
Steve Lantner
Yusef Lateef
Denis Lavant
Joëlle Léandre
Peggy Lee
Steve Lehman
Thomas Lehn
Urs Leimgruber
Lorna Lentini
Didier Levallet
Daniel Levin
George Lewis
Damon Locks
Ramon Lopez
Matthew Lux
Napoleon Maddox
Maia
Vartan Manoogian
Miya Masaoka
Sabir Mateen
Rob Mazurek
Joe McPhee
Franck Médioni
Myra Melford
Brian Melick
Dom Minasi
Nicole Mitchell
Roscoe Mitchell
John Moloney
Jemeel Moondoc
Gene Moore
Thurston Moore
Joe Morris
Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris
David Murray
Bill Nace
Mankwe Ndosi
Larry Ochs
Marc Parisotto
William Parker
Jeff Parker
Evan Parker
Andrea Parkins
Jessica Pavone
Didier Petit
Laurence Petit-Jouvet
Barre Phillips
Alexandre Pierrepont
Oscar Pierrepont
Michel Portal
David Prentice
Hal Rammel
Lucia Recio
Mike Reed
Tomeka Reid
Matana Roberts
Donald Robinson
Christian Rollet
Frank Rosaly
Rich Rosenthal
Stephen Rush
Bernard Santacruz
Matthias Schubert
Jaribu Shahid
Matthew Shipp
Michael Snow
Hans Sturm
Steve Swell
Mazz Swift
Tani Tabbal
Craig Taborn
Mauricio Takara
Natsuki Tamura
Hanah Jon Taylor
Chad Taylor
Claude Tchamitchian
John Tchicai
Dylan van der Schyff
Nasheet Waits
Greg Ward
David Wessel
Joan Wildman
Corey Wilkes
William Winant
Shiau-Shu Yu
Michael Zerang

Ramon Lopez

http://www.ramonlopez.net
Drums, composer, group leader

He was born on August 6th 1961 in Alicante, Spain. Drummer, Percussionist and Composer. He began as a self-taught drummer in the mid-1970’s. Witnessing a Max Roach solo concert in 1980 was a turning point that fundamentally changed his understanding of music. He was part of local groups until he decided to move to Paris in January 1985 and became increasingly involved in the experimental scene in France. At the same time, he developed an interest in Indian music, and took tabla lessons with Krishna Govinda K.C. He is currently a student of Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, while teaching Indian music himself with Patrick Moutal at the Paris Conservatory (1994-2001) His first recording as a leader, an album of solo drums, was released in 1997 on the British Leo label linked to free jazz music and improvisation. Besides Jazz and Indian music, he is attracted especially to flamenco music. He has worked with some of the great flamenco artists, among them Carmen Linares, Esperanza Fernández, Inés Bacán, Gerardo Núñez, Rafael de Utrera, Chano Domínguez, etc… His musical endeavours have always been challenging; his interpretation of songs from the Spanish civil war (2001) spring to mind, or his duos dedicated to Roland Kirk (2002). From 1997 to 2000 he was drummer in the renowned French Orchestre National de Jazz under Didier Levallet, who continues to expand the traditional vocabulary of the orchestra with new elements. Among many others, Lopez has worked at concerts and festivals and in the recording studio with the following musicians of the jazz avant-garde: Beñat Achiary, Rashied Ali, Majid Bekkas, Anthony Coleman, Andrew Cyrille, Sophia Domancich, Agustí Fernández, Glenn Ferris, Sonny Fortune, Barry Guy, Charles Gayle, Teppo Hauta-Aho, Howard Johnson, Hans Koch, Joachim Kuhn, Daunik Lazro, Jeanne Lee, Thierry Madiot, Roscoe Mitchell, Joe Morris, Ivo Perelman, Enrico Rava, Paul Rogers, Louis Sclavis, Alain Silva, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Claude Tchamitchian, Mal Waldron, Christine Wodrascka… Ramon Lopez is an un-typical percussionist. He is a musician who has mastered a number of different musical traditions. He loves to work with artists from other disciplines, with actors, choreographers or visual artists. He is currently one of the most respected European musicians in the area of contemporary jazz or improvised music. The French government named him "Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters" in 2008.


Albums

ASCENSION, TOMBEAU DE JOHN COLTRANE
13 MINIATURES FOR ALBERT AYLER