Morpho Hecuba in a nutshell:

Morpho Hecuba is an experimental jazz trio that transports you into a unique and captivating musical universe. This trio stands out for its absence of bass, which enables it to create an original and surprising sound. They take us on a journey through multiple universes, styles and emotions. Groove, of course, but also humor, energy and improvisation. The three accomplices take us wherever they want to go, from surprise to change of scenery, sometimes even to the frontiers of chaos.


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The musicians of Morpho Hecuba first met at the Paris Conservatoire, where they had all studied. This meeting was decisive for their musical collaboration and paved the way for many opportunities to play together, refining their style and musical complementarity.

In 2022, they reunited to create a unique, rich and delicate sound. Sophisticated yet accessible, their playing is fluid and energetic, alternating between moments of intense meditation and others of pure rhythm. The trio also gives pride of place to improvisation, making each performance unique!

Each member brings his or her own personal touch to the music, creating a remarkable musical alchemy. Saxophonist Oscar Bineau uses his instrument to create spellbinding textures, adding a touch of magic to each composition. Drummer Ewen Grall will captivate you with his surprising rhythms that bring depth and dynamics to the music. Pianist Sylvain Fouché adds a poetic touch with his sensitivity, expressiveness and harmonies that seem to come straight from another world.

Their music is influenced by many musical styles, from New Orleans to contemporary jazz, traditional music and free-jazz. This combination of styles gives their music a depth and richness that will leave listeners captivated.


Morpho Hecuba · Live au Trabendo


Photo Gallery

19/09/23 - Sunside, Paris

©Tom Tanguy

Past concerts

• September 19th, 2023 : Sunset Sunside Jazz Club, Paris

• May 28, 2022 : Trabendo, Paris

• May 27, 2022 : Le Petit Balcon, Paris


Ewen Grall

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Born in Rennes in 1998, Ewen Grall is a young drummer who moves between Paris and Brussels. Having studied at the CRR de Paris, the Pôle Supérieur Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB) and the Conservatoire Royale de Bruxelles, he has been taught by musicians such as Daniel Humair, Joe Quitzke, François Merville, Fabrice Alleman and Manuel Hermia. Playing in more than a dozen different groups in France, Belgium and the Netherlands (Nota Bene Jazz Quintet, Motto Trio, deuxstep, Guillaume Gillain, Andrew Bolton…), he is also a composer with the Morpho Hecuba Trio project and the trio Brūme with saxophonist Oscar Bineau.

Since 2023, he has been accompanied by the Royal Conservatory of The Hague to develop his projects in the Netherlands.

Sylvain Fouché

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After studying classical and jazz piano at the Conservatoire de Chambéry, Sylvain Fouché graduated from the Pôle Supérieur de Paris. Benefiting from the teaching of Bojan Z and Émil Spanyi, he is involved in a wide variety of aesthetics without musical barriers, perfecting his skills in jazz, progressive rock and ballroom music. He composes and performs with the groups Petite Lucette, Manon Werner Band and Hazard.

In addition, Sylvain discovered a passion for improvised music when he met Bernard Lubat, during a training course and then at a festival in Uzeste. The idea of being able to express himself freely, the search for a sound and a way of playing that are his own, led him to spend several months in Aarhus, Denmark.

Oscar Bineau

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Born in the southern suburbs of Paris, Oscar Bineau is graduated from the CRR de Paris in 2019. During his studies, he had the opportunity to take lessons with great and inspiring saxophonists such as Sylvain Beuf, Jean-Charles Richard, Daniel Erdmann, Peter Weniger…

In 2019 he also takes part in the Osefh Quintet project alongside his father Edouard Bineau, Sébastien Texier, François Constantin and Henri Dorina, with whom he records the album Secret World, released in February 2020.

In October 2020, spurred on by an interest in improvised, contemporary and free jazz, he moved to Germany for two years to pursue his studies at the Jazz-Institut of Berlin. His time in Berlin had a lasting effect on his playing and led him to develop a more personal approach to music.

On his return to France at the end of 2022, he takes part as a performer and composer in two new projects: Morpho Hecuba and trio Brūme. In 2023 he is also hired as a saxophone and jazz teacher in several music schools around Paris.