François Carrier: alto saxophone
Michel Lambert: drums
Diego Caicedo: electric guitar
Pablo Schvarzman: electric guitar and electronics
Released November 15 2021
Live recording at Soda Acústic in Barcelona, Spain, June 5, 2019
- Recorded, mixing, mastering, photos and art work by François Carrier
- Thanks to El Pricto, Vasco Trilla, Maciej Lewenstein, Édith Fortier, Olivier Chevillot, Gisela Izard and Trevor Taylor
Music improvised by François Carrier, Pablo Schvarzman, Diego Caicedo and Michel Lambert (SOCAN)
© ℗ 2021 FMR Records / ColyaKooMusic / All rights reserved.
Alto saxophonist and improviser François Carrier is definitely going his own way. Carrier singular vision has led him to maintain a wide recorded presence all over the world. His rich, deep playing that blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one’s self has earned him a place in the Annual International Critic’s Poll of El Intruso of El Intruso 2018, El Intruso 2017 as well as El Intruso 2015 and in the DownBeat’s 2013 Best Alto Sax Players List. In 2001 he won a Juno Award in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category for his third album Compassion (Naxos Jazz). To date, François combines an impressive discography of over 35 internationally acclaimed albums with legendary musicians such as Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Sonny Greenwich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Edwards, Steve Beresford, Rafal Mazur, etc. Drummer Michel Lambert has been his most faithful collaborator. Together, Michel and François undertook several tours in Europe, Asia and Canada.
After studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, Michel Lambert’s fascination with drums and composition inspired him to pursue his education at Berklee College in Boston, where his professors included John La Porta, Herb Pomeroy, and Greg Hopkins. Since ‘82, different projects have taken him to Europe, across Canada, the U.S. and Asia. He has recorded in several countries and performed with such artists as Gary Burton, Dewey Redman, Barre Phillips, and Paul Bley, to name a few. An accomplished composer, Michel wrote his “Journal des Episodes, 366 Episodes pour orchestre symphonique” in 1988 and it was performed by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 1992. He has been the resident of the Studio du Québec in New York City and the Studio du Québec in Paris thanks to the support of the CALQ. Together with Reg Schwager their record label, Jazz from Rant, has been documenting their music since 1991.
Guitarist, composer. He studied Theory, History, Composition with the teacher Blas Emilio Atheortúa at the UNAB (University Autonomous Bucaramanga). He studied at l'Aula del Liceu in Barcelona-Catalunya. He is currently part of the scene of free improvisation / spontaneous composition in Barcelona fiel Adept and contributor to the Nocturna Discordia sessions run by the sound agitator El Pricto
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