A balance between composition and improvisation is sought in this album by The Ensemble Pierre Labbe that is a also a fusion of avant-garde jazz and classical music.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 117
Squidco Product Code: 2555
Packaging: Cardstock 4 page foldover
Recorded between November 2002 and March 2003 in Montreal, CA by Robert Langlois.
Pierre Labb-flute, tenor saxophone
Bernard Falaise-electric guitar
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1 Outrages (2000) 6:00
2 Combat de coqs (2000) 5:00
3 Le blanc des yeux (2000) 5:00
4 Bloops (2000) 6:00
5 Contrepoint du vide (2000) 5:00
6 Jouer du coude (2000) 5:00
7 LĠempcheur de tourner en rond (2000) 5:00
8 Sur la corde raide (2000) 5:00
9 Derrire le silence (2000) 2:00
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"The Ensemble Pierre Labbé's first album for the label Ambiances Magnétiques,Risque et pendule offers a fusion of avant-garde jazz and contemporary/classical music. Featuring some of the most dynamic and versatile musicians from those fields, the Ensemble Pierre Labbé delivers a first-rate musical performance. The ensemble's process is based on a search for balance between written music and improvisation. Their compositional concern steps away from the developments found in conventional jazz (theme-chorus-theme) to focus instead on a cohabitation between composition and improvisation.
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"Bernard Falaise. Born Montréal, Québec, 1965. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (guitar).
Bernard Falaise was born in Montréal, where he currently lives. He plays electric guitar, composes and improvises - all with evident joy - for Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups. He has written for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM), Quartango and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, the theatre and dance. Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/falaise_be/)
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Labbe, L' Ensemble Pierre , Jean-Claude Patry; Alarie, Bonin, Falaise, Labbe, Lavergne, Trudeau
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