Label: Such Production
Born in Senegal, guitarist and composer Hervé Samb discovered his passion for music at the age of nine. Fascinated by the traditional rhythms of his heritage and the progressive music of the African American culture, Hervé was determined to develop his own music. He started with a quintet that has become very well known in Africa and has shared the stage with stars like Lucky Peterson and McCoy Tyner.
An authentic self-taught man, Hervé explored the mysteries of harmony and the technical challenges of his instrument in mad urban jam sessions in Africa before arriving in France in 1998.
He immediately attracted the attention of the Parisian jazz stars and, in the wake, started his international career with the likes of Cheikh Tidiane Seck, David Murray, Pharoah Sanders, Meshell Ndegeocello and Jacques Schwarz-Bart. He also worked with Richard Bohringer and for the past three years he has been the musical director of Lisa Simone, the daughter of Nina Simone.
His spirited and incisive play and his eclectic work do wonders in his last three records: the jubilant "Cross Over", the meditative "Kharit" and the epicurean "Time to Feel".
According to Jazz Magazine, with his last CD Hervé Samb assers himself in the 21st century as one of the greatest jazz revelations of a transfigured Africa.
Hervé Samb is recording a NEW ALBUM that will be released in 2017.
"HERVE SAMB 4tet"
Hervé Samb - guitar
Olivier Temime - saxophone
Reggie Washington - basses
Sonny Troupé - drums
"... l'une des plus grandes révélations du continent africain ..." - Jazz Magazine
"Percussions ancestrales, funk urbain, blues, jazz et culture mandingue se répondent pour se fondre dans un groove très actuel" - Libération
"Un jazz sophistiqué, épicurien, du jazz doré sur la tranche" - Jazz News
"HERVE SAMB 4tet": 2017 & 2018