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The "diabolical" trio of pianist Irene Schweitzer, bassist Joelle Leandre and improvising vocalist Maggie Nicols in a DVD recorded live at Jazzclub Moods, Zurich (PAL format!).

Les Diaboliques (Schweizer / Nicols / Leandre)
Jubilee Concert [DVD in PAL format]

Les Diaboliques (Schweizer / Nicols / Leandre): Jubilee Concert [DVD in PAL format] (Intakt)
Label: Intakt    
Released in: Switzerland    

"The first DVD with Les Diaboliques is a document of a strong performance. It shows in a wonderfully simple way the interaction between the musicians and the audience. The DVD is a musically completely improvised, abstract theatre play with dramatic, bizarre and flipped out passages - a very special audio and video treat."-Intakt

"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 (

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PAL format DVD - you must have a player or computer capable of playing PAL format DVDs.

UPC: 7640120191412

Label: Intakt
Catalog ID: INT141
Squidco Product Code: 11592

Format: DVD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at Jazzclub Moods, Zurich, March 3, 2006.


Irene Schweizer-Piano

Maggie Nicols-Voice

Joelle Leandre-Bass

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Track Listing:

1. Intro (Announcements of Irène and Maggie) 2:20

2. Jubilation I (Schweizer/Nicols/Léandre) 15:19

3. Jubilation II (Schweizer/Nicols/Léandre) 9:22

4. Jubilation III (Schweizer/Nicols/Léandre) 8:51

5. All Alone (Irving Berlin / Lyrics M.Nicols) 2:49

6. Interference (Schweizer/Nicols/Léandre) 9:21

7. Dip Me in Chocolate and Throw Me to the Lesbians (Schweizer/Nicols/Léandre) 6:40

8. Jubilation IV (Epilogue) (Schweizer/Nicols/Léandre) 2:49