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Bernard Vitet

Bernard Vitet is a French trumpetist and composer, co-founder of the first free jazz band in France (1964) together with François Tusques, Michel Portal Unit (1972)and Un Drame Musical Instantané with Jean-Jacques Birgé and Francis Gorgé in 1976. He belongs to the first meeting between jazz and contemporary music with Bernard Parmegiani and Jean-Louis Chautemp. Bernard Vitet invents instruments such as a reed trumpet, a multiphonic French horn, a variable tension double-bass, the dragoon which is a giant balafon with frying pans and flower pots keyboard, a clever system of modal clocks, and astonishing musical objects for Georges Aperghis, Tamia, Françoise Achard...

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