Joelle Leandre on double bass and vocals with Danielle P. Roger on drums and percussion in this improvisational meeting of two loud sound-worlds.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM078CD
Squidco Product Code: 572
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded May 1999 in Montreal, CA.
Joelle Leandre-bass, voice
Danielle P. Roger-drums, percussion
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1 Les tricoteuses 4:24
2 Jersey gigue 5:14
3 Come on on on on 4:45
4 Jeux de mains 4:37
5 Au clair de lune 3:16
6 Les grands écheveaux 6:33
7 Coupes blanches 5:44
8 Knit One, Purl Three 5:39
9 Dernière minute :59
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"The meeting of two sound-worlds, the drums and a double bass; loud behemoths that can assume a lace-like delicacy. Improvisational writing that just manages to keep intensity and fragility separated."-Ambiances Magnetiques
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"Joëlle Léandre (born 12 September 1951 in Aix-en-Provence, France) is a double bassist, vocalist, and composer active in new music and free improvisation.
In the field of contemporary music, she has performed with Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, and worked with Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Both Cage and Giacinto Scelsi have composed works specifically for her.
She gave an historic solo concert in "Jazz em Agosto" in 2007 (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal). In this same top jazz festival, Léandre performed also in the "Quartet Noir", a quartet with quite rare live performances, with Marilyn Crispell, Urs Leimgruber and Fritz Hauser.
She has also collaborated with some of the preeminent musicians in the fields of jazz and improvised music, including Derek Bailey, Barre Phillips, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, India Cooke, Evan Parker, Irène Schweizer, Steve Lacy, Maggie Nicols, Fred Frith, Carlos Zingaro, John Zorn, Susie Ibarra, J. D. Parran, Kevin Norton, Eric Watson, Ernst Reijseger, Akosh S. and Sylvie Courvoisier.
In 1983 she became a member of the European Women Improvising Group (EWIG), which resulted from former Feminist Improvising Group and in later 1980s she co-founded the feminist improvising Trio Les Diaboliques, with Schweizer and Nicols."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%ABlle_L%C3%A9andre)
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