The complete meeting of bassist Joelle Leandre with reed player Anthony Braxton 2 CDs from their magnificent performance at the Heidelberg Cafe in Belgium, 2007.
Braxton, Anthony / Joelle Leandre
Duo (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007
Released in: Great Britain
"This is the meeting of two giants of improvised music that music lovers have been waiting for for a long time. The double CD documents this meeting in its entirety. Anthony Braxton played sopranino, soprano and alto saxes, and contra-bass clarinet. One can write volumes about this meeting, yet two words would be sufficiant to describe what happened in that Heidelberg Cafe on March 17, 2007 - pure magic. Extensive notes by Stuart Broomer."-Leo Records
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"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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo%C3%ABlle_L%C3%A9andre)
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Format: 2 CDs
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded March 17, 2007 at Heidelberg Cafe, Loppem, Belgium by Jean-Marc Foussat.
Anthony Braxton-sopranino, sporano, alto saxes, contra-bass clarinet,
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1. Duo 1 49:53
1. Duo 2 36:25
2. Duo 3 3:08