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Three string improvisers with an incredible wealth of experience performing on guitar, bass, and violin in a album of subtle surprise using every aspect of their instruements.
 

Frith / Leandre / Segel
Tempted to Smile

Frith / Leandre / Segel: Tempted to Smile (Spool)
Label: Spool    
Released in: Canada    


"This record is a journey into the greatest of all destinations : freedom. Between melodies and breaks, guitarist Fred Frith, double bass player Joëlle Léandre and violonist (but also guitarist) Jonathan Segel are calling to freedom; freedom to surrounder to the peripherical functions of the instrument (rubbed, scraped wood, sharp bow, prepared strings), freedom of embraces (the soft excesses of the interlaced strings of Smell My Halo), freedom to tell us a story while dislocating it and most of all, freedom to exist without the weight of the codes, the functions and of what will be said.

Tempted To Smile doesn't really surprise us when whe know the implication of these three wise-wizards, wonderful surveyors of the incredible and the shared moment. The music spings up, there, alive, vibrating, ready to accept its most beautiful (and risky) transports.



"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)
2/25/2017





Related Categories of Interest:

Frith, Fred
Improvised Music
January 2007
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Free Improvisation
Trio Recordings


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Product Information:

UPC: 778224163329

Label: Spool
Catalog ID: SPL120
Squidco Product Code: 2217

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2003
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded November 2002, mixed March 2003 at Guerilla Recording by Myles Boisen.

Personnel:

Fred Frith-guitar

Joelle Leandre-bass

Jonathan Segel-violin, guitar

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Track Listing:

1. From Ice To Steam 3:45

2. Portrait Of A Boy 3:34

3. Sideshow 2:24

4. The Glass Of Absinthe 4:32

5. Smell My Halo 2:45

6. The Palace At 4 Am 6:34

7. Hey Sonny 4:34

8. La Valise 5:42

9. Goodbye Pop 3:37

10. Tempted To Smile 5:13

11. Housecleaning At The Beginning Of The New Year 6:06