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Kassap / Tchamitchian  / Lopez / Lavant: Ascension, Tombeau of John Coltrane (RogueArt)

The trio of clarinetist Sylvain Kassap, bassist Claude Tchamitchian and drummer Ramon Lopez with Denis Lavant interpreting Franck Medioni's jazz poem to John Coltrane.
 

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Includes a booklet with Franck Medioni's poem "Ascension, Tomb of John Coltrane" in English and French plus extensive liner notes.

UPC: 3760131270228

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: 22
Squidco Product Code: 12177

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded on September 2008 at La Muse en Circuit (Alfortville, France) by Julien Guinard, mixing and mastering by Christophe Hauser.


Personnel:

Sylvain Kassap-clarinets

Ramon Lopez-drums

Claude Tchamitchian-doublebass

Denis Lavant-voice

Franck Medioni-jazz poem

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track listing:


1. For John Coltrane 3:00

2. Le Son? Le Souffle? 0:37

3. L'infini Intérieur 3:53

4. Buissons Sonores 5:21

5. Prométhée Défié 8:41

6. Instants Tannés 4:33

7. Incantations 0:15

8. Un Beau Cauchemar 5:43

9. Celui Qui A Vu Dieu Mourir 1:33

10. Tous Ces Sons Volés Aux Muses 3:14

11. Tout Un Munde 9:43

12. Libre Errance 4:20

13. A L'obscur, À La Mort 4:13

14. Au Détour De L'instant 1:43

15. Contre-Jour 9:39

16. Quelle Rive? 6:14




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Improvised Music
Jazz
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
Spoken Word
Quintet Recordings

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"...Questions: none of Coltrane's albums bears this title. And somehow all of his albums do. All are clearly subjected to the ramified, plural, moving, exuberant, augmentative interrogation, that they left us, as if panicked or distraught. Such trust. A unique manner, always beyond and ahead of itself. A haunted, questioning manner.

Inheriting a question is, in many ways, convenient; it's called mysticism, and in the end, there's something in it for everybody. To see oneself or live as the guardian of a range of questions certainly can't be read on the same stave. It creates different obligations. Requires, in more ways than one, writing - taking part. As, here, Franck Médioni and Lavant's voice, or Sylvain Kassap and Ramon Lopez, and Claude Tchamitchian..."-Chrisitan Tarting, excerpt from the liner notes


Includes a booklet with Franck Medioni's poem "Ascension, Tomb of John Coltrane" in English and French plus extensive liner notes.

Artist Biographies:

"Born in 1956, French Clarinettist Sylvain Kassap has been one of the greatest improv jazz musicians since the late 70s. A major player on the avant-garde scene, Kassap has performed with Louis Sclavis, Michel Portal, Henri Texier, Bernard Lubat, François Tusques, and many other cutting-edge French musicians. He has also played along side a large number of innovative international musicians such as Evan Parker, John Surman, Barre Philips, Sam Rivers, Hamid Drake, Han Bennink.

Kassap uses his clarinets in ways that go well beyond conventional melodic and harmonic expectations. With percussive bursts and textural sounds, Kassap expands the range and vocabulary of the instrument. He has also been a pioneer in fusing the arts, collaborating with actors, dancers and writers. And, he has made occasional forays into contemporary classical music, performing works by John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and other experimental composers. From free improvisation to contemporary and ethnic music, leading French clarinetist Sylvain Kassap explores a world that is rich in colour and finesse, animated by an unquenchable spirit of freedom."

-France in Canada (http://www.ambafrance-ca.org/The-Sylvain-Kassap-quartet-in)
6/27/2017

"Ramon Lopez was born on August 6th 1961 in Alicante, Spain. Drummer, Percussionist and Composer. He began as a self-taught drummer in the mid-1970's. Witnessing a Max Roach solo concert in 1980 was a turning point that fundamentally changed his understanding of music. He was part of local groups until he decided to move to Paris in January 1985 and became increasingly involved in the experimental scene in France. At the same time, he developed an interest in Indian music, and took tabla lessons with Krishna Govinda K.C. He is currently a student of Pandit Subhankar Banerjee, while teaching Indian music himself with Patrick Moutal at the Paris Conservatory (1994-2001) His first recording as a leader, an album of solo drums, was released in 1997 on the British Leo label linked to free jazz music and improvisation. Besides Jazz and Indian music, he is attracted especially to flamenco music. He has worked with some of the great flamenco artists, among them Carmen Linares, Esperanza Fernández, Inés Bacán, Gerardo Núñez, Rafael de Utrera, Chano Domínguez, etc... His musical endeavours have always been challenging; his interpretation of songs from the Spanish civil war (2001) spring to mind, or his duos dedicated to Roland Kirk (2002). From 1997 to 2000 he was drummer in the renowned French Orchestre National de Jazz under Didier Levallet, who continues to expand the traditional vocabulary of the orchestra with new elements. Among many others, Lopez has worked at concerts and festivals and in the recording studio with the following musicians of the jazz avant-garde: Beñat Achiary, Rashied Ali, Majid Bekkas, Anthony Coleman, Andrew Cyrille, Sophia Domancich, Agustí Fernández, Glenn Ferris, Sonny Fortune, Barry Guy, Charles Gayle, Teppo Hauta-Aho, Howard Johnson, Hans Koch, Joachim Kuhn, Daunik Lazro, Jeanne Lee, Thierry Madiot, Roscoe Mitchell, Joe Morris, Ivo Perelman, Enrico Rava, Paul Rogers, Louis Sclavis, Alain Silva, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Claude Tchamitchian, Mal Waldron, Christine Wodrascka... Ramon Lopez is an un-typical percussionist. He is a musician who has mastered a number of different musical traditions. He loves to work with artists from other disciplines, with actors, choreographers or visual artists. He is currently one of the most respected European musicians in the area of contemporary jazz or improvised music. The French government named him "Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters" in 2008."-Jorge García, Institut Valencia de la Musica.

-Ramon Lopez Website (http://www.ramonlopez.net/bio.html)
6/27/2017

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