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Alex Bugnon has created one of the most recognized styles in
today's contemporary jazz piano. It is a sultry mixture of contemporary jazz,
funk, and R&B with hints of gospel. Even the titles of his CDs create
anticipation for a musical experience that is delivered with passion. His
latest album, FREE, reunites him with
He studied at the Paris Conservatory and the famous
Bugnon began his recording career in 1989 with his debut
album, LOVE SEASON which reached the pop charts and the Top 40 of the R&B
charts as did his 1990 recording, HEAD OVER HEELS. He intrigued his fans again
in 1991 with 107 DEGREES IN THE SHADE, THIS TIME AROUND (1993), and TALES FROM
THE BRIGHT SIDE (1995). Five years later, Alex Bugnon signed with Narada Jazz
and recorded his sixth album, ALEX BUGNON...AS PROMISED, followed in 2001 with
SOUL PURPOSE, which remained on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart for 23
weeks. In 2003, Alex recorded for the first time in
"After exploring all of the sophisticated and progressive funk that helped me find my sound, I knew I needed to get back to a sound that was more laid back and straight to the point, where the songs, rather than fancy production, are the focus," he says. "With the success of artists like Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, it's clear to me that, like myself, people are tired of the overproduced, heavy machine-oriented music that excited them in the past. These are complicated times we live in, and it's inspiring to see a trend towards making life simpler and focusing on the more important things."