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Theo Ceccarelli expands his string trio from their Ayler debut album, "Carrousel", adding bassist and free vocalist Joelle Leandre to the group, yielding a new dimension to their rapidly expanding repertoire of rich, interactive improvisation.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre
Can You Smile?

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile? (Ayler)
Label: Ayler    
Released in: Sweden    

"Since the release of Carrousel almost 2 years ago, whenever we went to listen to the trio of Théo, 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 Théo'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 Théo offered to further expand the range of the trio by inviting the 4 strings of Joëlle Léandre 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

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Product Information:

UPC: 7320470171424

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-136
Squidco Product Code: 18351

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded at La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleus, Pantin, France on July 10th-12th, 2013.


Theo Ceccaldi-violin, viola

Guillaume Aknine-guitars

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello

Joelle Leandre-double bass, voice

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Track Listing:

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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