Composer Philippe Lauzier (sax, clarinet) plays with Miles Perkin (double bass, voice) and Robbie Kuster (percussion) in this debut album that blends improvisation with original compositions.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 149 CD
Squidco Product Code: 6170
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded on December 19th and 20th, 2005 at Studio Parleur by Frédéric Boudreault.
Philippe Lauzier-composer, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
Miles Perkin-double bass, vocals
Robbie Kuster-drums, percussion
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1 Tanz (Lauzier) 1:59
2 Les cloches (Lauzier) 6:21
3 Illégalité (Lauzier) 3:38
4 Broken glass (Perkin) 9:13
5 Mélodie pentatonique (Bartók) 3:10
6 Histoire du mendiant (Lauzier) 4:57
7 Porte des lilas (Lauzier) 5:22
8 Petite colline (Lauzier) 5:30
9 Bulgarian Rhythm (Bartók) 3:22
10 The cocoon (Perkin) 3:23
11 Ivresse (Lauzier) 2:31
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"The debut album by these young, excellent musicians blends original compositions and improvisations into a dynamic and open contemporary jazz.
This modern jazz trio has a fluid, nuanced sound, and its debut album delivers surprisingly varied dynamics. Through experiments in rhythm, melody and texture, the group finds its own musical identity, in which rock and contemporary chamber music influences meet without being obviously felt. Irradiating curiosity, the open-ended sound of the trio is alluring, as it always offers something new to discover. The playing is articulated, interactive, and it marvelously conveys the creative spirit and collective fun of the three musicians.
Philippe Lauzier, Miles Perkin and Robbie Kuster have been working as a trio for the past year. They perform regularly together and separately in a number of other groups. They recorded Today is a Special Day in December 2005; the title commemorates that day they spent creating together."-Ambiance Magnetiques
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"Composer, improviser, instrumentalist (clarinet & saxophone) and sound artist, Philippe Lauzier participates in several projects that tour regularly in Canada and Europe, but also in USA, Latine America and Australia. In his solo and collective work, his ideas incorporate influences of contemporary musical languages as well as sounds from non-Western sources. Creative extended techniques, complex drones from which polyphonies emerge, and a certain compositional rigour are typical of his style. His interest for collaborative intermedia practices also leads him to create sound installation pieces, live performances for contemporary dance, theater music and many sound designs for visual art projects. Philippe lives in Montreal, Quebec."-Philippe Lauzier Website (http://www.philippelauzier.com/bio)
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Lauzier, Philippe / Perkin, Miles / Kuster, Robbie
Today is a Special Day