French pianist, arranger, composer and conductor, Jean Michel Defaye (b. 1932) entered the Paris Conservatoire at the mere age of ten years old. His successful compositions and arrangements were mainly for brass, À La Manière De Debussy, composed in 2002 for Trombone and Piano, being no exception.
With a typical performance lasting about five minutes, Defaye's À La Manière De Debussyreflects the compositional techniques of Claude Debussy by use of chromaticism, evocative melodic passages, spread chords in the accompaniment and a calm nature. Defaye's passion to explore a variety of preceding composers is clear withÀ La Manière De Debussy being a part of a series which explores the music of many great composers. For all aspiring trombonists wishing to vary and expand their repertoire, À La Manière De Debussy by Jean Michel Defaye is essential.