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Le Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee (GGRIL) of the St. Lawrence region is conducted by British saxophonist Evan Parker in this live concert held in Rimouski after a workshop hosted by Evan Parker.

Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee)

Parker, Evan & GGRIL (Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Liberee): Vivaces (Tour de Bras)
Label: Tour de Bras    
Released in: Canada    

"GGRIL [Le Grand Groupe Regional d'Improvisation Libérée] launches Vivaces, recorded concert conducted by famous British saxophone player Evan Parker. Going for seven years now, ''Le GGRIL'' is Tour de Bras' home big band, based in Rimouski, Québec, located hundreds kilometers east from urban centers. GGRIL is an eclectic reunion of improvisation enthusiasts from a large array of ages and musical traditions. The band features a dozen musicians living in Lower St-Lawrence region. They worked with various guest directors such as Jean Derome, Joëlle Léandre, Danielle P. Roger, etc.

Vivaces was recorded live from a concert held in Rimouski after a short workshop hosted by Evan Parker. The CD presents the music as played - without any editing - in order to preserve spontaneity from the meeting. Conductors Evan Parker and Raphaël Arsenault created mass movements using simple gesture in a largely freely improvised creation. This free act is a first release from Le GGRIL, who promises to come back soon. Evan Parker is a British free-improvising saxophone player from the European free jazz scene.

Recording and performing prolifically with many collaborators, Parker was a pivotal figure in the development of European free jazz and free improvisation, and has pioneered or substantially expanded an array of extended techniques. Critic Ron Wynn describes Parker as "[a]mong Europe's most innovative and intriguing saxophonists ... his solo sax work isn't for the squeamish." "-Tour de Bras

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Product Information:

Label: Tour de Bras
Catalog ID: TDB 9006
Squidco Product Code: 16279

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live in concert on April 18th, 2011 in Rimouski, Quebec.


Evan Parker-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, conductor

Raphael Arsenault-violin

Catherine S. Massicotte-violin

Antoine Letourneau-Berger-percussion, clarinet

Olivier D'Amours-electric guitar

Robert Bastien-electric guitar

Eric Normand-electric bass

Brigitte Lacasse-accordion

Robin Servant-accordion

Luke Dawson-contrabass

Gabriel Rivest-tuba

Scott Thomson-trombone

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Track Listing:

1. Semis 11:18

2. Bouturage 25:31

3. Marcottage 15:59