The collective trio of Daunik Lazro (baritone & alto saxophones), Jean-Francois Pauvros (guitar) and Roger Turner (drums & percussion) performing live at Instants Chavires (Montreuil) & at festival Jazz En Franche-Comte (Besancon).
Catalog ID: NBCD 38
Squidco Product Code: 15650
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded live at Instants Chavires, Montreal by Jean-Marc Foussat and Dominique Pauvros on November 7th, 2008. Tracks 3 and 4 recorded live at festival Jazz en Franche-Comte, Besancon, by Jean-Marc Foussat on June 30th, 2010.
Daunik Lazro-baritone saxophone, alto saxophone
Jean-Francois Pauvros-electric guitars
Roger Turner-drums, percussion
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1. Morsure 9:05
2. White Dirt 10:21
3. En Nage 18:50
4. The Eye 9:04
Related Categories of Interest:
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"This collective trio, consisting of Daunik Lazro on baritone and alto saxophones, Jean-Francois Pauvros on guitar and Roger Turner on drums & percussion creates a wide variety of interesting soundscapes that test the boundaries of improvised music on this album, which brings together selections from two live concerts.
"Morsure" opens the album with atmospheric low moans, scrapes and clanks. Escalating guitar and drums develop a chaotic maelstrom. There is a dynamic downturn to open percussion and an ominous feeling. Saxophone screeches are overblown with fear and angst. Brief probing honks percolate with slow and spare texture buzzing and scraping in "White Dirt." Sounds bubble up and fade out like in a dream, where saxophone groans against a rusting industrial backdrop as if fighting to stave off entropy and decay. The music builds to paranoid screams, insular and foreboding.
"En Nage" develops boinging and twanging guitar and scraping percussion which become a very cool sounding reverberating against themselves, playing sound off against silence. Raw saxophone enters, punctuating with guttural shrieks, like a branding iron stamping it's mark on the music. Nasal alto saxophone swirls and cries like a lonely infant, engaging the percussion storm of crashing cymbals. Shifting to a low buzz, Lazro moves back to baritone and Pauvros tries to peel back layers of the music with ringing guitar. Background radiation builds like a coming solar storm, and saxophone shrieks around shy bass bullying, braying before finally moving the enveloping cacophony to exhausted finish.
"The Eye" concludes the album with approptiately ominous guitar textures panning the scenery like the Eye of Sauron. Controlled baritone saxophone moves through the backdrop before switching to pinched sounding alto grappling for footing. Faster the music moves into a whirlwind of sound, drums thrashing and saxophone wailing. Soon, the battle is over and quiet saxophone forms poping sounds and swirls of air, scraping & rattling amongst the quiet."-Tim Niland, Music and MoreAlso available on LP.
• Show Bio for Daunik Lazro
"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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• Show Bio for Jean-Francois Pauvros
"Jean-François Pauvros is a French musician, electric guitarist and improviser born on 19 October 1947 1 in Hautmont in the North. He is the brother of Rémi Pauvros. He was a professor of French before living music, and began his career playing in balls.
He was influenced by guitarists like Jimmy Page , Sonny Sharrock or Derek Bailey , and perhaps by Lightnin 'Hopkins and Charlie Christian.
He participates in the Moebius group with Gaby Bizien and Philippe Deschepper. The French talent discoverer Jef Gilson recorded a first disc of Pauvros with Gaby Bizien in duet whose music is close to the British free music. He met Siegfried Kessler with whom he recorded Phoenix 14 in 1978.
In 1978, at the Théâtre Mouffetard, he played with the singer Aude Cornillac and met the trumpeter Jac Berrocal, with whom he formed the Catalog group (where the drummer Gilbert Artman succeeded Jean-Pierre Arnoux ). Hathut Records releases the band's first album, Penetration.
Jean-François Pauvros recorded in 1985 Le Grand Amour with guitarist Arto Lindsay (ex DNA ), vocalist Ted Milton from Blurt and drummer Terry Day ; In 1988 released Hamster Attack with drummer Julian Fenton , singer Mary Genis and saxophonists Evan Parker and Stan Sulzmann among others.
His musical nomadism led him to Japan (with the poet Gozo Yoshimasu), in the United States (with Jonathan Kane and Ernie Brooks), in Chile (Ultima Round) or in Ethiopia.
He played with David Holmes and Elliott Sharp , George Lewis , Jacques Thollot , Rhys Chatham and the 100 Guitars. With Mary Genis, he creates a group of Steel-drum which will also include the reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez.
He founds the Red Hammer groups with sound engineer Jean-Marc Foussat and drummer Makoto Sato , " the four daughters of industry " with Jean-François Binet, Jean-Marie Messa, Jean Nirouet, Ernie Brooks, Makoto Sato , Plays a duet with the harpist Hélène Breschand and in trio with Noël Akchoté and Jean-Marc Montera. He will participate in reading-performances with the poet Charles Pennequin and the Japanese poet Gozo Yoshimasu. He also played and released records with Daunik Lazro , Roger Turner, Keiji Haino and Kawabata Makoto (founding member of the Acid Mothers Temple Group).
He is the author of, among others, the music of Charles Najman's Royal Bonbon and Pitchipoi films, Karim Dridi's Gray-Blanc and La Mechanique des femmes by Jérôme de Missolz. He works regularly with filmmaker Guy Girard."-Wikipedia (translated by Google) (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Fran¨ois_Pauvros)
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