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A live recording from the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in 2009 of extended improvisations between guitarist Fred Frith, French clarinetist Louis Sclavis, and percussionist Jean-Pierre Drouet.

Frith, Fred / Drouet, Jean-Pierre / Sclavis, Louis
I Dream Of You Jumping

Frith, Fred / Drouet, Jean-Pierre / Sclavis, Louis: I Dream Of You Jumping (Victo)
Label: Victo    
Released in: Canada    

"I Dream of You Jumping is a live recording from the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. On May 21, 2000, legendary avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith, theatrical percussionist Jean-Pierre Drouet, and French new jazz clarinetist Louis Sclavis played an extended 48-minute improvisation, followed by a shorter encore. Their rock, world, and jazz backgrounds met with mixed results. Frith chose a delicate approach, with his electric guitar remaining below the average amount of decibels produced, and often adopting folkish stylings. Sclavis jumped from post-bop licks to East European scales and avant-garde bubblings. Drouet used mainly small objects, bells, and hand drums. He often sounds like he's playing above the improvisation and not taking a serious interest in it, an impression reinforced when he resorts to his voice. "There Are Great Stories, We Must Lift Them" offers nice moments, mostly in its first 15 and last five minutes (there is a delectable kind of flamenco dance happening at the end). The middle part finds Frith and Sclavis trying desperately to find something to cling to among Drouet's ramblings. On "Will Remain Always," Frith gets a brighter spotlight, but once again the improv does not soar very high. Not an essential item for either Frith or Sclavis fans, I Dream of You Jumping remains a honest, if not exciting, performance."-François Couture, All Music

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Product Information:

UPC: 777405007223

Label: Victo
Catalog ID: Victocd072
Squidco Product Code: 743

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at the 17th Festival Internation de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville on May 21st, 2000.


Fred Frith-electric guitar

Jean-Pierre Drouet-percussion, objects, voice

Louis Sclavis-clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. There Are Great Stories, We Must Lift Them 48:14

2. Will Remain Always 7:37