The collective trio of Daunik Lazro (baritone & alto saxophones), Jean-Francois Pauvros (guitar) and Roger Turner (drums & percussion) performing live at Instants Chavires (Montreuil) & at festival Jazz En Franche-Comte (Besancon).
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Catalog ID: NBLP43
Squidco Product Code: 15646
Packaging: Vinyl 12" LP
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded live at Instants Chavires, Montreal by Jean-Marc Foussat and Dominique Pauvros on November 7th, 2008. Tracks 3 and 4 recorded live at festival Jazz en Franche-Comte, Besancon, by Jean-Marc Foussat on June 30th, 2010.
Daunik Lazro-baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
Jean-Francois Pauvros-electric guitars
Roger Turner-drums, percussion
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2. White Dirt
3. En Nage
4. En Nage (continues)
5. The Eye
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"This collective trio, consisting of Daunik Lazro on baritone and alto saxophones, Jean-Francois Pauvros on guitar and Roger Turner on drums & percussion creates a wide variety of interesting soundscapes that test the boundaries of improvised music on this album, which brings together selections from two live concerts.
"Morsure" opens the album with atmospheric low moans, scrapes and clanks. Escalating guitar and drums develop a chaotic maelstrom. There is a dynamic downturn to open percussion and an ominous feeling. Saxophone screeches are overblown with fear and angst. Brief probing honks percolate with slow and spare texture buzzing and scraping in "White Dirt." Sounds bubble up and fade out like in a dream, where saxophone groans against a rusting industrial backdrop as if fighting to stave off entropy and decay. The music builds to paranoid screams, insular and foreboding.
"En Nage" develops boinging and twanging guitar and scraping percussion which become a very cool sounding reverberating against themselves, playing sound off against silence. Raw saxophone enters, punctuating with guttural shrieks, like a branding iron stamping it's mark on the music. Nasal alto saxophone swirls and cries like a lonely infant, engaging the percussion storm of crashing cymbals. Shifting to a low buzz, Lazro moves back to baritone and Pauvros tries to peel back layers of the music with ringing guitar. Background radiation builds like a coming solar storm, and saxophone shrieks around shy bass bullying, braying before finally moving the enveloping cacophony to exhausted finish.
"The Eye" concludes the album with approptiately ominous guitar textures panning the scenery like the Eye of Sauron. Controlled baritone saxophone moves through the backdrop before switching to pinched sounding alto grappling for footing. Faster the music moves into a whirlwind of sound, drums thrashing and saxophone wailing. Soon, the battle is over and quiet saxophone forms poping sounds and swirls of air, scraping & rattling amongst the quiet."-Tim Niland, Music and MoreAlso available on CD.
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"The French saxophonist Daunik Lazro combines a tart, piercing tone with a quick mind and a flexible philosophy of music-making. His professional start was in bassist Saheb Sarbib's orchestra, a relationship he maintained through most of the '70s, which included three recordings. His first steps playing his own music involved a radical resizing of the cast on-stage, going from orchestra playing to solo saxophone concerts and duets. In the '80s, he busily played with many on the European improvised music scene, including bassist Jean Jacques Avenel, cellist Tristan Honsinger, violinist Carlos Zingaro, drummer Christian Rollet, and saxophonist Evan Parker, among others. In the mid-'80s, Lazro expanded his partnerships to include dance and theater projects, including work with the Company of the Chance.
He formed a particularly fine trio in 1987 with fellow saxophonist Michel Doneda and the brilliant ppercussionistLê Quan Ninh, playing at many of the major European festivals and also touring in Canada. Duets with the American free improviser Joe McPhee are a 1991 discographical highlight, during a period when Lazro also began playing viola. In 1993, he started his own orchestra as well as a quartet called Outlaws in Jazz with Jac Berrocal, Didier Levallet, and Dennis Charles. In 1995, he toured Europe in a triple-threat combination with both McPhee and Parker, and the former artist also joined him in a quartet the following year with the superb British contrabassist Paul Rogers. In the late '90s, he continued involvement with a series of orchestra projects, often as a guest soloist."-All Music, Eugene Chadbourne (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/daunik-lazro-mn0000956932/biography)
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• Show Bio for Jean-Francois Pauvros
"Jean-François Pauvros is a French musician, electric guitarist and improviser born on 19 October 1947 1 in Hautmont in the North. He is the brother of Rémi Pauvros. He was a professor of French before living music, and began his career playing in balls.
He was influenced by guitarists like Jimmy Page , Sonny Sharrock or Derek Bailey , and perhaps by Lightnin 'Hopkins and Charlie Christian.
He participates in the Moebius group with Gaby Bizien and Philippe Deschepper. The French talent discoverer Jef Gilson recorded a first disc of Pauvros with Gaby Bizien in duet whose music is close to the British free music. He met Siegfried Kessler with whom he recorded Phoenix 14 in 1978.
In 1978, at the Théâtre Mouffetard, he played with the singer Aude Cornillac and met the trumpeter Jac Berrocal, with whom he formed the Catalog group (where the drummer Gilbert Artman succeeded Jean-Pierre Arnoux ). Hathut Records releases the band's first album, Penetration.
Jean-François Pauvros recorded in 1985 Le Grand Amour with guitarist Arto Lindsay (ex DNA ), vocalist Ted Milton from Blurt and drummer Terry Day ; In 1988 released Hamster Attack with drummer Julian Fenton , singer Mary Genis and saxophonists Evan Parker and Stan Sulzmann among others.
His musical nomadism led him to Japan (with the poet Gozo Yoshimasu), in the United States (with Jonathan Kane and Ernie Brooks), in Chile (Ultima Round) or in Ethiopia.
He played with David Holmes and Elliott Sharp , George Lewis , Jacques Thollot , Rhys Chatham and the 100 Guitars. With Mary Genis, he creates a group of Steel-drum which will also include the reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez.
He founds the Red Hammer groups with sound engineer Jean-Marc Foussat and drummer Makoto Sato , " the four daughters of industry " with Jean-François Binet, Jean-Marie Messa, Jean Nirouet, Ernie Brooks, Makoto Sato , Plays a duet with the harpist Hélène Breschand and in trio with Noël Akchoté and Jean-Marc Montera. He will participate in reading-performances with the poet Charles Pennequin and the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu. He also played and released records with Daunik Lazro , Roger Turner, Keiji Haino and Kawabata Makoto (founding member of the Acid Mothers Temple Group).
He is the author of, among others, the music of Charles Najman's Royal Bonbon and Pitchipoi films, Karim Dridi's Gray-Blanc and La Mechanique des femmes by Jérôme de Missolz. He works regularly with filmmaker Guy Girard."-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Franois_Pauvros)
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"Roger Turner (born 1946, Whitstable, England) is an English jazz percussionist. He plays the drumset, drums, and various percussion, and was brought up into the jazz and visual art cultures inhabited by his older brothers, playing drums from childhood in informal jazz contexts.
Turner studied English literature and contemporary philosophy at Sussex University, playing with Chris Biscoe for the British Council in 1968, a first concert in improvisation. His move to London gave him contact with the first and second generation improvisers and he began to play primarily with Lol Coxhill, Gary Todd, John Russell, Hugh Davies, Steve Beresford, and Phil Minton.
In the years immediately after 1974 his work was primarily concentrated on opening the way to a more personal percussion language. This was also a period of intense collaborations that structured many of his future approaches to music-making and saw the formation of two long-lasting acoustic duos with Phil Minton and with John Russell. Recordings of these duos document an extreme attention to timbre and pitch, as well as a constantly shifting speed that typified much of his work at the time. The duo with Minton toured extensively throughout Europe, USA and Canada.
In 1979 he established CAW records with John Russell and Anthony Wood, and recorded the solo album The Blur Between focussing on single surface improvisations: a linear and reduced equipment approach he had started using with Carlos Zingaro and others in live performances.
In addition to forming Trump music with Gary Todd to promote improvised music in London, he also involved himself in formative activities of the London Musicians Collective during this period. He was awarded Arts Council of Great Britain bursaries for solo percussion in 1980, and in 1983 for investigation into percussion with electronics. Extensive festival and club solo work followed, including the Bracknell Jazz Festival and the Brussels Festival of Percussion.
In 1982 the trio The Recedents was formed with Lol Coxhill and Mike Cooper exploring the possibilities of electro-acoustic music, in which Turner initially played drumset and EMS Synthi A as a means of bending the sounds of various metal percussion instruments. This group, still existing, mixes song, jazz, punk/thrash, with acoustic detail in always shifting sonorities, and has worked throughout Europe, Canada and the UK, also recording for the French Nato label. Involvements with experimental rock musics and open-form song included extensive work in duo with Annette Peacock 1983-5, with whom he toured in Europe and Scandinavia. They recorded the album I have no feelings for Ironic.
In 1984-5, he was invited for workshop residences at Alan Silva's Institute Art Culture Perception in Paris, where long-term collaborations with Alan began, culminating in The Tradition Trio with Johannes Bauer. This group was central to his explorations of forms of free jazz, an interest that has seen him working with musicians on both sides of the Atlantic (including Elton Dean, Irene Schweizer, Cecil Taylor, Roy Campbell, Henry Grimes, The Wardrobe Trio and Charles Gayle).
Since the early 1980s his work has focussed on numerous projects with improvising musicians and groups, touring Europe, Australia, USA and Canada. Perhaps the most important of the later groups would be Konk Pack, formed in 1997, with Tim Hodgkinson and Thomas Lehn, a group whose use of volume and sense of detail continues the exploration of an electro-acoustic dynamic that forms one of his main musical concerns. This group has toured extensively in Europe and USA.
He forged working relationships with Japanese musicians over the years: in the 1980s with Toshinori Kondo in the trio with John Russell, but since the mid-1990s in concerts and recordings with guitarist Kazuhisa Uchihashi in Austria, Japan, and U.K, and in the recent (2009) Hana-Bi three-day event in London that included the guitarist and the pianist Chino Shuichi.
An active involvement in visual art has always been in dialogue with his music, and an inspiration for it. In the forefront of this is his work with Susan Turcot (the investigation/documentation of music and sound-drawing both in Europe and Canada-including the Being Rich box collection --, and music for her 2008 animation film Bitumen, Blood, and the Carbon Climb.
His music for dance/performance includes work with Alexander Frangenheim's Concepts of Doing, Stuttgart ; Carlos Zingaro's Encontros projects in Lisbon and Macau; and most recently in the Josef Nadj production etc.etc. (premiered Vandeouvre, France, 2008) and which is a continuing involvement.
In March 2009 he was invited to travel and perform on the Arctic island Svalbard, and was also invited to attend and play in the Comprovise event in Cologne, Germany in June 2009, set up to examine any possible relationship between improvisation and composition.
Turner's music-making with international improvisers in ad hoc and group collaborations have since the 1970s to the present day included Toshinori Kondo, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, William Parker, Cecil Taylor, Otomo Yoshihide, Shelley Hirsch, Joelle Leandre, Keith Rowe, Ab Baars, Barry Guy, Barre Philips, Henry Grimes, Paul Rutherford, Gunter Christmann, Marilyn Crispell, Irene Schweizer, Frederik Rzewski, and Malcolm Goldstein."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Turner_(musician))
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