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Spring Roll (Helary / Mayot / Rayon / Lemetre / Davis): Episodes (Clean Feed)

Picking up from flutist Sylvaine Helary's 2015 Ayler release "Spring Roll/Printemps", this evolved album of chamber jazz performed with Hugues Mayot on saxophone & clarinet, Antonin Rayon on piano & Moog, Sylvain Lemetre on vibes & percussions, and Kris Davis on piano, presents sophisticated compositions from Helary, Davis, Rayon Dan Blake, and Matt Mitchell.
 

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Liner notes by Arnaud Merlin

UPC: 5609063005172

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF517CD
Squidco Product Code: 27347

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in Moulins-sur-Ouanne, France on September 18th-21st, 2018, by Antonin Rayon and Anaelle Marsollier, except 3 and 4 recorded at the Sons d'Hiver Festival at Arcueil, on January 17th, 2017, by Jacques Laville.


Personnel:

Sylvaine Helary-flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo

Hugues Mayot-tenor saxophone, clarinet

Antonin Rayon-piano, Moog

Sylvain Lemetre-vibes, percussions

Kris Davis-piano

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"Sylvaine Hélary, enjoying a solid classical training, having plunged into the vertigo of improvisation with Bernard Lubat, this flutist is one of those soloists who establish a natural link between contemporary music, jazz and various currents of new music. Her curiosity leads her to projects that are often multidisciplinary, such as Spring.

She was part of the Surnatural Orchestra for ten years. She plays in duet with Noémi Boutin (Myssil and show young public Entre Chou and Loup), recently includes the new sextet of Marc Ducret (Chronicles of the frozen sea), Ensemble Dédales by Dominique Pifarély, Didier Levallet's quintet Croise), Ève Risser (White Desert Orchestra), Morgen Naughties (Tam De Villiers and Karsten Hochapfel), and Michel Édelin's quintet (Flute Fever).

She is invited to be part of the new creation of Alexandra Grimal (Steam over rice) and Jozef Dumoulin's next quintet. She collaborates with many musicians such as Robin Fincker, John Niekrasz, Marco Quaresimin, Nicole Mitchell, Edward Perraud, YJN (D. Yvinec), Dgiz, Dominique A and Fantazio. New York (Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Tim Berne, Dan Weiss, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey) and Chicago (The Bridge # 5 with Eve Risser, Mike Reed, Fred Lonberg-Holm). She realizes her dreams of writing and composition in her acoustic quartet Spring Roll (Antonin Rayon, Sylvain Lemêtre and Hugues Mayot), her trio (Antonin Rayon and Emmanuel Scarpa) and her new quartet Glowing Life Ray, Benjamin Glibert, John Niekrasz)."

- Website translated by Google (http://www.sylvainehelary.com/biographie/)
9/11/2019

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"Hugues Mayot is a saxophonist and clarinettist from Lorraine born in 1980 currently member of the ONJ of Olivier Benoît. After studying at the conservatories of Metz, Strasbourg, and the CNSM of Paris, he is recruited by Marc Ducret to participate in his great orchestra "The Meaning of the March".

From then on, he multiplies collaborations in the field of jazz and improvised music: André Minvielle, Magma, Radiation 10, Vincent Peirani, François Jeanneau, Paul Brousseau, Bruno Chevillon, Daniel Zimmerman, Han Bennink, Médéric Collignon, Sylvain Rifflet, Jeanne Added, The Campania of Musics at Ouïr, The coronation of the Tympanum, Michael Moore, Antoine Berjault, Yvinec's ONJ, Ciné X'tet, Kolkhoze Printanium, Surnatural Orchestra, Didier Levallet, Sissel Vera Pedersen, Pascal Schumacher, Sophia Ribeiro, Stéphane Payen, Serge Lazarevich, Toma Gouband, HSB, Umlaut Big Band, Jean Wolf Longnon Big Band, United Colors of Sodom etc ...

But also in the field of world music and traditional music : Orlando Poleo, Brice Wassy, ​​Martha Galarraga, Gustavo Ovalles, Chérif Soumano, Osain Del Monte.

Or in the world of song or "current" music : Catherine Ringer, Olivia Ruiz, Katrine, Dominique A, Rover, Agnès Jaoui, Mike Ladd, Doctor L, Franck.

Currently, he writes and plays in his 2 projects as leader : What if? , electric quartet with Jozef Dumoulin, Franck Vaillant and Joachim florent, and L'Arbre Rouge , acoustic quintet with Théo and Valentin Ceccaldi, Joachim Florent and Sophie Bernado.

He is also co-leader of Ikui Doki and Peemai groups. As a devoted sideman , he participates in the new project of Fidel Fourneyron "Que Vola? Pierre Durand's Roots Quartet, Sylvaine Hélary's Spring Roll, Gleizkrew's Philippe Gleizes and Bertrand Beruard's Beps.

Distinctions: Victories of jazz with Marc Ducret and André Minvielle. Soloist Award at the Esprit Jazz competition, 3 group prizes at the Defense Contest with Radiation 10, Pitch Quartet and The Sound Pocket.

Miscellaneous: Contributes to the creation of the cartoon soundtrack "Silex and The City", to the children's book "The Subaquatic Symphonies". He wrote the music for two documentaries by director Thomas Ermel "In the Ropes" and "The Holy Mountain"."

-Hugues Mayot Website (Translated by Google) (https://huguesmayot.fr/)
9/11/2019

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"Antonin Rayon (* 1976) is a French jazz musician (piano, Hammond organ, Clavinet).

Rayon had piano lessons from the age of six, first with Victoria Melki in Paris, then to study at the Ecole de Jazz et de Musiques Actuelles in Lausanne and at the Conservatory in Nîmes . He worked from the early 2000s, mainly as a keyboardist and organist u. a. with Marc Ducret, Alexandra Grimal, Sylvaine Hélary (Spring Roll). In 2013, he played in the quartet with Richard Bonnet, Tony Malaby and Tom Rainey in New York City, the album Warrior (margin). As a pianist he played with Marc Ducret (Tower Bridge, 2014) and Dominique Pifarély (Tracé provisoire, ECM 2016). In the field of jazz he was involved between 2003 and 2015 in nine recording sessions, most recently with Dominique Pifarély (Trace Provisoire)."

-Wikipedia (Translated by Google) (https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Rayon)
9/11/2019

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"Sylvain Lemêtre, percussion

The itinerary of the eclectic percussionist Sylvain Lemêtre takes shape around his openness and his insatiable curiosity towards explorations and musical encounters. His favorite field is the confines of contemporary creation, jazz, improvisation and traditional music.

He trained at the conservatory at a young age, winning a first prize in percussion and chamber music at G.Sylvestre in Rueil-Malmaison and a first prize in traditional percussion at C.Nicolas in Argenteuil. In addition, he has always worked and played Zarb with F.Bedel, trained in soundpainting with V.Le Quang and practiced piano with C.Stephan. Nourished by the teachings of his masters, he likes to describe himself as "a self-taught conservatoire", defending a non-academic musical path, favoring listening, autonomy, analytical and critical sense, both towards the learned written music. and traditional and improvised oral music.

The question of theatricality in music and the presence of musicians on stage is very important to him when he approaches musical theater. Thus, today he is passionately involved in training courses with extremely varied aesthetics:

"The subtraction of flowers" by Jean-François Vrod, "The Cairn Ensemble" directed by Jérôme Combier, "Surnatural Orchestra", "Léger Sourire" musical theater duet, "Spring Roll" and "Printemps" by Sylvaine Hélary, " Saltarello "by Garth Knox," Farewell my beautiful "by Matthieu Donarier. "Boreal Sound" his solo around texts by Olivier Mellano, "The steam over rice" Alexandra Grimal.

He played in Antonin Leymarie's "Magnetic Ensemble", "Real thing # 3" and "Tower-Bridge" by Marc Ducret, "The Riddle of the Tympanum" by Fred Pallem for several years and now has a beautiful discography.

More recently, he began writing music and honored commissions, notably the state commission: "Borg and Théa" for the Béla quartet, the subtraction of flowers and the mastery of the Opéra de Lyon, but also "Entre cabbage and wolf "and" The angel of the weird "for Noémi Boutin and S.Hélary, or" The energy of the ceiling "for Surnatural Orchestra Albert Marcoeur and the Béla quartet.

In addition, throughout his career during the creation of live shows and concerts, he collaborated with the artists: T.Bonvalet, K.Davis, E.Caron, J.Pontier, D.Chouillet, C.Palotaï, P .Minton, Nosfell, Matthieu A, JP.Drouet, F.Sarhan, T.Blondeau, G.Pesson, R.Cendo, F.Marillier, N.Frize, A.Messager, R.Thierry, B.Coupey, C. Pavet, F.Cotinaud, P.Cueco, V.Bouchot. MH. Fournier, G.Siracusa, Y.Maresz, L.Naon, L.Fagin, A.Serre-Milan, E.Biston, A.Martinez. "

-Ensemble Cairn (http://ensemble-cairn.com/ensemble/sylvain-lemetre)
9/11/2019

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"Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers "uncommon creative adventure," according to JazzTimes. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-residing Davis was dubbed one of the music's top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article titled "New Pilots at the Keyboard," with the newspaper saying: "Over the past couple years in New York, one method for deciding where to hear jazz on a given night has been to track down the pianist Kris Davis." Reviewing one of the series of striking albums Davis has released over the past half-decade, the Chicago Sun-Times lauded the "sense of kaleidoscopic possibilities" in her playing and compositions.

Long favored by her peers and jazz fans in the know, Davis has earned high praise from no less than star pianist and MacArthur "Genius" Grant honoree Jason Moran, who included her in his Best of 2012 piece in Art Forum, writing: "A freethinking, gifted pianist on the scene, Davis lives in each note that she plays. Her range is impeccable; she tackles prepared piano, minimalism and jazz standards, all under one umbrella. I consider her an honorary descendant of Cecil Taylor and a welcome addition to the fold."

The newest album from Davis as a leader is Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed, 2013), with the pianist joined by kindred spirits Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Mat Maneri (viola), Trevor Dunn (double-bass) and Tom Rainey (drums). Davis made her debut on record as a leader with Lifespan (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2003), followed by three progressively inventive and acclaimed albums for the Fresh Sound label: the quartet discs The Slightest Shift (2006) and Rye Eclipse (2008), then the trio set Good Citizen (2010). Davis's 2011 solo piano album on Clean Feed, Aeriol Piano, appeared on Best of the Year lists in The New York Times, JazzTimes and Art Forum. Davis wrote the extraordinary arrangements for saxophonist-composer Tony Malaby's nonet project Novela, with the album Novela released by Clean Feed in 2011 and appearing on Best of the Year lists in DownBeat and JazzTimes. The pianist is also part of the collaborative Paradoxical Frog with Laubrock and drummer Tyshawn Sorey; their eponymous 2011 album on Clean Feed was included on Best of the Year lists by National Public Radio, The New York Times and All About Jazz.

In addition to her work as a leader, Davis has performed with such top figures as Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, John Hollenbeck, Michael Formanek and Mary Halvorson. Davis started playing piano at age 6, studying classical music through the Royal Conservatory in Canada and formulating her desire for a life in music by playing in the school jazz band at age 12. She earned a bachelor's degree in Jazz Piano from the University of Toronto and attended the Banff Centre for the Arts jazz program in 1997 and 2000. The pianist received a Canada Council grant to relocate to New York and study composition with Jim McNeely, then another to study extended piano techniques with Benoit Delbecq in Paris. She holds a master's in Classical Composition from the City College of New York, and she teaches at the School for Improvised Music.

The Jazz Gallery has given Davis a commissioning residency to write for her trio with Rainey and John Hébert to take place in May 2013, and the Shifting Foundation awarded her a grant to compose and record a large-ensemble project. About her art, JazzTimes has declared: "Davis draws you in so effortlessly that the brilliance of what she's doing doesn't hit you until the piece has slipped past." "

-Kris Davis Website (http://krisdavis.net/bio/)
9/11/2019

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track listing:


1. Episodes 13:49

2. Active Membranes 7:31

3. Ballade pour Remi 5:24

4. Neither nearly nor neatly 10:12

5. Laggo 9:19
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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"It's not the first time that contemporary classical music and jazz cross paths in a single project and it won't be the last, but this "Episodes" come with a singular condition: it's not something created under the umbrella of what we call Third Stream, that attempt to turn big band jazz a symphonic music, and it has very little of the mathematical properties of Anthony Braxton, even considering that the last piece, "Laggo", pays tribute to the tri-centric maestro and to Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Spring Roll, the ensemble led by French flutist Sylvaine Helary, has a timbral and theatrical perspective of chamber music born from the flute conceptions developed by 20th century composers like Debussy and Varese. And it also has an ambitious program of action: to improvise as if composing, and to compose as if improvising, here and there applying aspects taken from the traditional Asian musical cultures. They're "explorers in an unknown territory", as we read in the liner notes signed by Arnaud Merlin.

Helary herself and pianist Antonin Rayon are the ensemble composers, but for this opus they invited three extra contributors: from Canada, Kris Davis (who also plays piano in two tracks), and from the United States, Matt Mitchell and Dan Blake. The combination of these authorships go from extreme minimalism to epic blasts, the resulting interpretations seeming to re-invent this particular kind of fusion music. In one word: precious."-Clean Feed


Liner notes by Arnaud Merlin
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