News! Raphael is elected in the "Top 5" 2021 drummers by JazzMagazine & Jazziz Magazine !! 

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05/2021 Read the 4 pages interview by Raphael by Batteur Magazine (France) 

See the cover page 

Buy the magazine here

Batteur Magazine - Philippe Istria   N. 349  

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01/2021 The 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

"Faune" by Raphael Pannier is elected #3 Best Debut Album of 2020 !! 

Read the article here 

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12/2020 Slate Magazine

"Faune" by Raphael Pannier is in the top 10 Best Jazz Albums 2020 by Slate !! 

"these recordings—10 new, three newly unearthed from the distant past—will endure"

Read the article here 

09/2020: New Album! 

"Faune", Raphael's first album as a leader, is now available!
















Recorded with saxophonist extraordinaire Miguel Zenón, pianist Aaron Goldberg, and upright bassist François Moutin, the album features a mix of personal compositions and arrangements. In addition, classical pianist Giorgi Mikadze is invited for two orchestrations of the French classical repertoire: Ravel and Messiaen. 


"Faune" is produced by the label French Paradox and distributed physically all over France, and virtually all over the music platforms, thanks to "L'Autre Distribution". It has been elected "Revelation" by JazzMagazine - France;  "top 10 Jazz Albums of 2020" by Slate; #3 Best Debut by NPR Jazz Critics Poll;   


Visit the special page on this website for more infos/links ! Visit the Press page to read all the reviews. 


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Watch FAUNE EPK Video: 

Watch FAUNE full "Lonely Woman" : 

Read the press reviews about the album on the "press" page of this website : click here 
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"Jazz Magazine" 

Elected "Revelation" 2020 

"ce disque tutoie les hautes sphères"

"un batteur dont on n’a pas fini de parler"

"on apprendra ce disque par coeur."   Frédéric Goaty 

Get the magazine here (French) 

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France Musique Radio "Open Jazz" by Alex Dutilh 

"Une magnifique découverte"
"Avec ce casting de haut vol, Raphaël Pannier joue dans la cour des quelques batteurs de l'histoire qui ont aussi été compositeurs, et leaders"
"C'est magnifique de feeling, de sentiment, de ressenti,"
"Bravo aussi pour un premier disque de batteur de ne pas jouer les m'as-tu vu, de ne pas être démonstratif. On est dans la finesse et dans la musicalité."

Listen the podcast here

Download the transcript here (French, English translation included) 

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Downbeat Magazine - Ed Enright  "Editor's Pick" 

"an imaginative colorist and a master of textures "

Read the article here

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The Mercury News 

"a simply remarkable debut" 

"Pannier is someone who should be a force in jazz for years to come".

Read the article here 

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TSF Jazz - Le Deli Express by Jean-Charles Doukhan

"Quel disque captivant ! Quel projet envoûtant !!

Faune, le premier album de Raphaël Pannier fascine par son propos et sa profondeur."

Listen the podcast here (French) 

BBC Music Magazine - 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

"A rarefied aesthetic [...] not often found in a drummer."

"an audacious project that Pannier pulls off magnificently"

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All About Jazz - Dan Bilawsky       4,5 stars /5

"It's an artful display of leadership from a most notable new voice."

"Pannier proves impressive. His technique is second to none, he feels music with both firmness and pliancy, and he shapes every arc—large or small—with dynamic intention(s)."

"Faune is first-rate in every way."

Read the article here

Slate - Top 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2020 

"these recordings—10 new, three newly unearthed from the distant past—will endure"

Read the article here

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