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An engaging encounter between bassist Leandre and pianist Sirjacq, delicate yet intense interaction from two sophisticated & listening players from different generations.

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq
Out of Nowhere

Leandre, Joelle, Quentin Sirjacq: Out of Nowhere (Ambiances Magnetiques)
Label: Ambiances Magnetiques    
Released in: Canada    

"If a book is not to be judged by its cover, as the saying goes, here is one recording whose title should not be mistaken as a collection of jazz standards. But all of the music contained in these eleven tracks literally comes from out of nowhere, the result of an impromptu encounter of two like-minded players. By now it may well be unnecessary to introduce Joelle Leandre, but it's worth noting here that "Madame Contrebasse" has always thrived in these intimate duo settings, a fact borne out in her considerable discography. Almost 25 years her junior, pianist (and fellow countryman) Quentin Sirjacq heralds from a different generation; yet, improvisation enables the keyboardist to bridge the gap with his former Mills College teacher-mentor and carve out a very personal musical space a deux. Don't expect them to fall into any of those soloist and accompanist routines, or contests of wits and chops; instead, these collaborations are full of nuance and detail, like chiaroscuro effects floating gracefully over their soundscapes. Primarily introspective, with a couple of more jaunty escapades along the way, the music is warm and inviting, but never does it lapse into a kind of facile easy listening ambiance. Beyond all labels and descriptions, this offering will reach both heart and mind alike."-Ambiances Magnetiques

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Product Information:

UPC: 771028118427

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 184 CD
Squidco Product Code: 11028

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded on January 13th, 2008 at Studio La Hulette in Paris, FR by Jean Marc Foussat.


Joelle Leandre-bass, voice

Quentin SirJacq-piano, gong, prepared piano

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Track Listing:

1. Opening 3:12

2. Fragment 1 2:20

3. Fragment 2 1:31

4. Presence 3:46

5. The Call 5:07

6. Ruin 6:21

7. Absence 5:00

8. Hallucinations 4:58

9. Moon Journey 7:12

10. Awakening 4:06

11. Closing 6:31