© Maël G. Lagadec

L’Âme des Poètes, a trio formed in the 1990s, specializes in instrumental interpretation and improvisation of the classics of French song. The collaboration between Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Pierre Vaiana and Fabien Degryse makes their concerts a unique moment, full of humor and emotion.

« Where have I heard this track ? Who was singing it ? » Here is what you will certainly wonder while listening to the Rassinfosse, Vaiana and Degryse trio. L’Âme des Poètes have had fun at to digging into French popular music for 25 years now. The musicians reinterpret it their way, putting all their feelings, their memories, their laughs or their tears. With them, we go back to our youth or our parents’ or grandsparents’. L’Âme des Poètes builds bridges between yesterday and today, but also between the songs themselves, changing them sometimes, showing them under other lights or giving them almost a new meaning. A concert of this trio is much more that a series of songs, it is a show full of revealing anecdotes and funny or moving comments. It is an interaction between the musicians – it’s jazz – but also between the artists and the public. With this latest project, « Le Métèque », the trio highlights all these cultures coming from elsewhere that have enriched French chanson, to remind this obviousness : it takes all types to make the world go around. And the poet is always right.