Drummer Louis Moutin and his twin brother, double bass player François Moutin, already played music together at the age of five. Louis still studied piano at the time and François was a starting little guitarist. During their teens they experimented with some other instruments and eventually they picked the instruments they would become true masters on: the drums and the double bass. Meanwhile the gifted Moutins also graduated in math (Louis) and physics (François). Both brothers developed into top musicians, whom were embraced by practically the entire French jazz elite. In 1990 they formed the Moutin Quartet. In 1997 François emigrated to New York, a decision that for the time being resulted in the end of the Moutin Quartet. Two years later the two brothers were reunited. Together with pianist Baptiste Tritignon and saxophonist Rick Margitza they make contemporary and wayward post-bop that can be both introvert and full of passion.