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Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre: Carrousel -and- Can You Smile (Ayler)

Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.
 

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Theo Ceccaldi-violin

Guillaume Aknine-electric guitar

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello


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UPC: 7320470171493

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD 129 aylCD 136
Squidco Product Code: 21576

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Gatefold Digipack
Recorded at Studio Nyima on September 27th-29th, 2011 by Mathieu Pion.

Recorded at La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleus, Pantin, France on July 10th-12th, 2013.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

Carrousel description:

"Meeting musicians as talented as they're young is always a treat, even when regularly wandering in concert venues. Their 'musical godmother' Joelle Leandre had prepared me though: Three friends, three young musicians, all of them string players - aren't we all one great family? And so much music, emotion and rigour in them already. The writing displays great sophistication and a rare maturity; there is a chamber-like quality to the playing, with mutual listening at the highest level; the duets, solo interludes and improvisations are simple, yet daring; the phrasing and 'dancing' exhilarating, intense and swift; the music is lyrical, profound, adventurous - as dicey as life. Listen to them - they are the genuine article!"-Ayler



Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile? description:

"Since the release of Carrousel almost 2 years ago, whenever we went to listen to the trio of Theo, Valentin and Guillaume, we had the opportunity to discover an evolving repertoire, never trapped in the rarely exciting comfort of repetition. We happily welcomed the regular appearance of new forms and tunes, but also of new colors offered by Theo's taking on the viola and Guillaume switching to acoustic guitar at times.

So, as we began discussing a recording with the new material, when Theo offered to further expand the range of the trio by inviting the 4 strings of Joelle Leandre to join their usual 14 and thus bringing with them numerous new possibilities for the music, we imagined the best. Today, the best is here: neither a welcome addition or a one-time meeting, but the sound and feeling of a real band. As far as we're concerned, listening to this music instantly puts a smile on our face. What about you?"-Ayler



Can you Smile

Artist Biographies

"Theo Ceccaldi surely figures among the great revelations of the hexagonal contemporary music. Taken on a jazz scene at a young age in very serious classical studies (punctuated by a First Violin Prize, writing and chamber music in 2004), but always attracted by the freedom of jazz, he has truly found his way by creating in 2010 with his brother Valentin on cello and William Aknine on guitar, an original trio linking the western chamber music tradition and free improvisation. Winner of Orléans'Jazz springboard in 2011, Theo Ceccaldi Trio has since confirmed all the good we could think of him signing another two discs for Ayler Records, and winning the device "Jazz Migration" 2014 AJC.

Founding member of the young trio Tricollectif, the violinist also participates actively in a series of trainings including the Toons (group of his brother Valentin), room quartet La Scala and Loving Suite Birdy So ​​pianist Roberto Negro (with Elise Caron ).

Praised by peers, Theo Ceccaldi recently enters the quartet led by Régis Huby iXi and Guillaume Roy, the project "A la recherche du roi frippé" Mederic Collignon revisiting music King Crimson, and the Franco-German byte TEE Pianist Hans Lüdemann whole and the new tentet Joelle Leandre "Can You Hear Me? "(Alongside Alexandra Grimal)."

-Savarez (http://www.savarez.com/theo-ceccaldi)
6/17/2024

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Guillaume Aknine is a French jazz guitarist, who is in the groups Joëlle Léandre 10, Théo Ceccaldi Trio, Toons.

-Discgos (https://www.discogs.com/artist/2878525-Guillaume-Aknine)
6/17/2024

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Valentin Ceccaldi, born on February 3, 1989, is a French cellist, bass player, composer and improviser. He had the opportunity to study with Raphaële Semezis, Florian Lauridon, Joëlle Léandre, Vincent Courtois, Elise Dabrowski, Pascal Contet, PRINT and Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. He is known for his own groups, and Chamber 4, Deux Maisons, Durio Zibethinus, EAT, Flo&Co, Grand Orchestre Du Tricot, Guillotine, In Love With, Joëlle Léandre 10, Kut, La Scala (2), Lent, Marcel Et Solange, MilesDavisQuintet!, Pelouse, Points), Qöölp, Théo Ceccaldi Freaks, Théo Ceccaldi Trio, Toons, and Walabix.

-Valentin Ceccaldi Website (https://valentinceccaldi.com/)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



CD1



1. Excusez-moi 6:18

2. Le Crapaud 4:57

3. Gros sur la Patate 0:34

4. Cocube 6:06

5. Melanchology 3:22

6. Tiding Ting 5:47

7. Objets Lumineux 7:56

8. Blouse Blance et Blouson Noir 1:42

9. Odette 5:26

10. Viennoiserie 3:51

11. Le Chene au Nord 4:59 CD2



1. Bonjoir 7:31

2. Lucien le chat 4:28

3. Je ne suis pas 2:13

4. Beat Often 4:20

5. Sirenes et bas de laine 6:08

6. Brosse a chaussure 3:15

7. Hirondelles 3:23

8. Can You Smile? 5:15

9. Brosse a moustaches 2:44

10. Ca fait rien 5:14

11. Pruneau sur le gateau 1:03

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