Ten years after his first solo release "Zong Book", baritone saxophonist Daunik Lazro delivers this collection of improvised solo pieces, recorded during the 2010 Europa Jazz Festival and in Paris' Saint-Merry church.
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Tracks 1 & 2 recorded on April 5th, 2010 at Europa Jazz Festival, Collegiale Saint-Pierre-La-Cour, Le Mans. Tracks 3-6 recorded on February 18th, 2011 in Saint-Merry church, Paris.
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"The French saxophonist Daunik Lazro combines a tart, piercing tone with a quick mind and a flexible philosophy of music-making. His professional start was in bassist Saheb Sarbib's orchestra, a relationship he maintained through most of the '70s, which included three recordings. His first steps playing his own music involved a radical resizing of the cast on-stage, going from orchestra playing to solo saxophone concerts and duets. In the '80s, he busily played with many on the European improvised music scene, including bassist Jean Jacques Avenel, cellist Tristan Honsinger, violinist Carlos Zingaro, drummer Christian Rollet, and saxophonist Evan Parker, among others. In the mid-'80s, Lazro expanded his partnerships to include dance and theater projects, including work with the Company of the Chance.
He formed a particularly fine trio in 1987 with fellow saxophonist Michel Doneda and the brilliant ppercussionistLê Quan Ninh, playing at many of the major European festivals and also touring in Canada. Duets with the American free improviser Joe McPhee are a 1991 discographical highlight, during a period when Lazro also began playing viola. In 1993, he started his own orchestra as well as a quartet called Outlaws in Jazz with Jac Berrocal, Didier Levallet, and Dennis Charles. In 1995, he toured Europe in a triple-threat combination with both McPhee and Parker, and the former artist also joined him in a quartet the following year with the superb British contrabassist Paul Rogers. In the late '90s, he continued involvement with a series of orchestra projects, often as a guest soloist."-All Music, Eugene Chadbourne (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/daunik-lazro-mn0000956932/biography)
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1. Vieux Carre 5:59
2. Caverne de Platon 5:22
3. Zong at Saint-Merry 1 3:14
4. Zong at Saint-Merry 2 4:03
5. Zong at Saint-Merry 3 8:39
6. Zong at Saint-Merry 4 17:41
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"Ten years after his first and only solo release Zong Book, baritone saxophonist Daunik Lazro delivers another collection of improvised solo pieces, recorded during the 2010 Europa Jazz Festival and in Paris' Saint-Merry church a few months later. If Lazro's creativity and technique are no longer to prove, it's really the highly personal quality of the sonic landscapes he's creating that strikes the most when listening to the music on this recording. On Some Other Zongs, Lazro displays a varied palette of multi-phonic sounds and colors, always blending the cerebral with the emotional, reaching the depths of his inner self and bringing music out of it, and this even when revisiting a tune like Joe McPhee's Le Vieux Carré and sort of paying homage to the blues roots of free music."-Ayler Records
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