The legendary psychedelic jazz funk group of Alain Mion.
Cortex is founded by outstanding jazz pianist, composer, singer, bandleader, arranger, Alain Mion *, has become a major cult group for the ‘’jazz funk addicts’’ worldwide and many are the US stars of hip-hop who have sampled the compositions by Alain. They have millions of streams across all music platforms and more than 175 samples of songs by Alain listed on whosampled.com of which Rick Ross’s Golden Record.
History of Cortex
1974 – Alain Mion gathers around him, five of the most talented young French jazz musicians of the time: Alain Gandolfi on drums, Jean Grevet on bass, Alain Labib on alto sax and Mireille Dalbray on vocal.
July 1975 – Cortex records in 2 days in Paris, the legendary album TROUPEAU BLEU which will become a world jazz funk reference with psychedelic lyrics.
1975 to 1981 – Cortex toured in France, Belgium, Switzerland, performing on national TV and radio programs, recording 3 other albums and 2 singles :
Volume 2, Pourquoi, I Heard a Sigh ( Inédits 79), Les Oiseaux Morts, Californie/Caribou
1981 – The band dissolved and Alain Mion began a new career under his name, playing and recording from USA to China, from Sweden to Moroco, Poland, Belgium, Swiss, UK, Italy etc.
2009 – 2021 – in the US, in France and in Japan, the titles written by Alain Mion for Cortex are sampled more and more by the international stars of Rap and Hip-Hop (Rick Ross, Tyler, MF Doom, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Lupe Fiasco etc…).
Solicited, by his fans and professionals, Alain decides to reform Cortex the legendary original band of Troupeau Bleu and performs successfully in France and Europe (New Morning, Petit Journal Montparnasse, Paris, Alhambra Geneva, London Jazz Cafe, Great British R & B Festival, Monaco, Milan …) before…
2022 – successful France and US Fall Tour (East and West Coast)
July 5, WORLWIDE FESTIVAL, Sète, France (produced by Gilles Peterson)
July 20 & 21, JAZZ CAFE, London, UK
AGENT: Polly Miles