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Ducret, Marc: Tower, vol. 2 (Ayler)

The 2nd volume of guitarist Ducret's Tower project, an incredible quartet with saxophonist Tim Berne, violinist Dominique Pifarly and drummer Tom Rainey, complex and exultant, intertwining improv.
 

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UPC: 7320470141861

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-119
Squidco Product Code: 15135

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Sweden
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded by Matthieu Metzger with Quentin Fleury on September 24th & 25th, 2010 at Studio Sextan, Malakoff, France.


Personnel:

Marc Ducret-electric guitar

Tim Berne-alto saxophone

Dominique Pifarely-violin

Tom Rainey-drums

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track listing:


1. Sur l'Electricité 16:40

2. Real Thing #3 21:32

3. Softly Her Tower Crumbled in the Sweet Silent Sun 17:41
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"The second volume of the Tower project, an attempt at rendering with sonic means, the poetry and emotions conveyed by a short chapter in Vladimir Nabokov's Ada or Ardor, presents guitarist Marc Ducret in the company of long-time collaborators Dominique Pifarély (violin), Tim Berne (alto sax) and Tom Rainey (drums). Dedicated to the second half of the Tower 'repertoire', this offering showcases the four musicians at the top of their game, the bass-less line-up and peculiar sound of the entwined violin and alto sax leaving room for the guitar and drums to chose their roles throughout the pieces. The new compositions, although fully differentiated and autonomous, sometimes unfold with thematic motives and variations reminiscent of the ones presented on volume 1, therefore bringing feelings of familiarity and "déjà entendu" to the music."-Ayler Records


Artist Biographies:

"Guitarist Marc Ducret was born in Paris in 1957. A self-taught musician, he began working in various groups (dance and folk included), and in the studio, before reaching the age of 20. In 1986, he became a member of the first French National Jazz Orchestra. Also in the late '80s, Ducret led his own trio and toured Europe, Africa, and Asia. In 1991, he began working with Tim Berne and went on to play with Berne in Caos Totale, Bloodcount, and Big Satan. Ducret has several solo recordings to his credit, released on Berne's Screwgun label and the Winter & Winter label. In the late '90s, Ducret formed a tentet, Seven Songs, to explore music of the '60s."-Joslyn Layne

-All Music (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/marc-ducret-mn0000955833/biography)
6/20/2018

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"Tim Berne (born 1954) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

Described by critic Thom Jurek as commanding "considerable power as a composer and ... frighteningly deft ability as a soloist", Berne has composed and performed prolifically since the 1980s. His mainstream success has been limited Berne recorded two albums for Columbia Records but he has released a significant body of work over the decades spanning dozens of critically acclaimed recordings.

Though Berne was a music fan, he had no interest in playing a musical instrument until he was in college, when he purchased an alto saxophone. He was more interested in rhythm and blues music Stax records releases and Aretha Franklin, especially until he heard Julius Hemphill's 1972 recording Dogon A.D.

Hemphill was known for his integration of soul music and funk with free jazz. Berne moved to New York City in 1974. There Berne took lessons from Hemphill, and later recorded with him.

In 1979, Berne founded Empire Records to release his own recordings. He recorded Fulton Street Maul and Sanctified Dreams for Columbia Records, which generated some discussion and controversy, due in part to the fact that Berne's music had little in common with the neo-tradionalist hard bop performers prominent in the mid-1980s. Some regarded Berne's music as uncommercial. In the late 1990s Berne founded Screwgun Records, which has released his own recordings, as well as others' music.

Beyond his recordings as a bandleader, Berne has recorded and/or performed with guitarist Bill Frisell, avant-garde composer/sax player John Zorn, violinist Mat Maneri, guitarist David Torn, cellist Hank Roberts, trumpet player Herb Robertson, the ARTE Quartett and as a member of the cooperative trio Miniature.

Recent years have found Berne performing in several different groups with drummers Tom Rainey and Gerald Cleaver, keyboardist Craig Taborn, bassists Michael Formanek and Drew Gress, guitarists Marc Ducret and David Torn, and reeds player Chris Speed.

He is one-third of the group BBC (Berne/Black/Cline) along with drummer Jim Black and Nels Cline of Wilco. The group released a critically acclaimed album called The Veil in 2011.

Berne's complex, multi-section compositions are often quite lengthy; twenty- to thirty-minute pieces are not unusual. One critic wrote that Berne's long songs "don't grow tiresome. The musicians are brilliantly creative and experienced enough not to get lost in all the room provided by these large time frames." "

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berne)
6/20/2018

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"Thomas "Tom" Rainey (born 1957, Santa Barbara, California) is an American drummer.

After attending Berklee College of Music he moved to New York in 1979. He has played with American jazz saxophonist and composer Tim Berne, and also with Nels Cline, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Tom Varner, Drew Gress, Kenny Werner, Mark Helias, and Simon Nabatov. A prolific session musician, he has appeared on close to eighty recordings over a career spanning over 25 years.

He released his own first album, Pool School (Clean Feed), in 2010."

-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Rainey)
6/20/2018

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Other Releases With These Artists:
Berne, Tim / Matt Mitchell Duo
Angel Dusk
(Screwgun)
Bruun's, Peter All Too Human (w/ Tranberg / Ducret / Toldam)
Vernacular Avant-garde
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Blaser, Samuel Trio (w/ Marc Ducret / Peter Bruun)
Taktlos Zurich 2017
(Hatology)
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Float Upstream
(Intakt)
Stein, Jason Quartet
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(Delmark)
Helias, Mark / Tom Rainey / Tony Malaby
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(Intakt)
Rainey, Tom Trio (w/ Laubrock / Halvorson)
Hotel Grief
(Intakt)
Laubrock Ingrid Anti-House (w/ Halvorson, Davis, Hebert, Rainey, Noriega)
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(Intakt)
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(Ayler)
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(Relative Pitch)
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Ducretq, Marc
Tower-Bridge [2 CDs]
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Tarbaby (Waits / Evans / Revis / + Lake & Ducret )
Fanon
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Laubrock, Ingrid & Tom Rainey
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(Relative Pitch)
Schubert Quartet, Matthias
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(Red Toucan)
Dresser, Mark Quintet
Nourishments
(Clean Feed)
Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins)
Hammered
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris (Maneri / Laubrock / Dunn / Rainey)
Capricorn Climber
(Clean Feed)
9Volt
Open Circuit
(OutNow Recordings)
Blaser, Samuel Quartet
As The Sea
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Attias, Michael
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(Clean Feed)
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Wires and Moss
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Laubrock, Ingrid Sleepthief
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Blaser, Samuel Quartet with Marc Ducret
Boundless
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Positions and Descriptions
(Clean Feed)
Chevillon, Bruno / Berne, Tim
Old and Unwise
(Clean Feed)
Ducret, Marc
Tower, vol. 1
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Carvalhais, Hugo featuring Tim Berne
Nebulosa
(Clean Feed)
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Anti-House
(Intakt)
Arguelles, Julian Trio
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(Clean Feed)
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Eldorado Trio
(Clean Feed)
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Science Friction 3CD
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Angel Dusk
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(Ayler)
Blaser, Samuel Trio (w/ Marc Ducret / Peter Bruun)
Taktlos Zurich 2017
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Rainey, Tom Obbligato
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(Intakt)
Stein, Jason Quartet
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(Intakt)
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Perch Hen Brock & Rainy (Ab Baars / Ig Henneman / Ingrid Laubrock / Tom Raine)
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(Relative Pitch)
Laubrock, Ingrid
Ubatuba
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(Relative Pitch)
Schubert Quartet, Matthias
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(Red Toucan)
Dresser, Mark Quintet
Nourishments
(Clean Feed)
Smith, Ches and These Arches (Smith / Berne / Malaby / Halvorson / Parkins)
Hammered
(Clean Feed)
Davis, Kris (Maneri / Laubrock / Dunn / Rainey)
Capricorn Climber
(Clean Feed)
9Volt
Open Circuit
(OutNow Recordings)
Laubrock, Ingrid Sleepthief
The Madness Of Crowds
(Intakt)
Blaser, Samuel Quartet with Marc Ducret
Boundless
(Hatology)
SFE - Simon Fell Ensemble
Positions and Descriptions
(Clean Feed)
Chevillon, Bruno / Berne, Tim
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(Clean Feed)
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Carvalhais, Hugo featuring Tim Berne
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Laubrock, Ingrid
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