Two strings take 6 journeys at the International Society for Improvised Music, as bassist Joelle Leandre met violinist India Cooke for their 2nd recorded duo after their 2005 Red Toucan release.
Leandre, Joelle & India Cooke
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"On Journey, violinist India Cooke and bassist Joelle Leandre improvise in that exalted state of grace that every improviser hopes to attain. It's a state in which everything they play just works. It's as if they can't play a bad note or make a sound that doesn't advance the music. In this state, the music unfolds without prior arrangement and at speeds too fast for conscious control, yet it's development and intent is always clear. That deep communication between two or more people is exactly what players and listeners alike look for in improvisation. It happens whenever Cooke and Leandre play."-Ed HazellAlso available on LP
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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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Recorded December 6th, 2008 during the Third annual conference of the International Society for Improvised Music / "Improvisation and Identity: Discovering Self and Community in a Trans-Cultural Age" at Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Colorado, USA.
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1. Journey I 6:04
2. Journey II 6:14
3. Journey III 9:30
4. Journey IV 8:22
5. Journey V 7:51
6. Journey VI 5:06