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A large excerpt from the tribute to Albert Ayler concert presented at Fondation Cartier, Paris on December 2nd 2010 with Joe Mcphee, Evan Parker, Barre Phillips, John Tchicai, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Jean-Jacques Avenel, &c. &c.

Various Artists
13 Miniatures For Albert Ayler

Various Artists: 13 Miniatures For Albert Ayler (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"Would it be that when everything finishes that everything starts? Rather than a postlude or a coda, the five minutes a cappella by Joe McPhee on the tenor saxophone placed here in thirteenth position, sound like a song of love and hope coloured utopia which condenses the invisibility of lives which are here and then are no longer here.

from the effervescence of an aviary where chirpings and warbling intersect (from Raphael Imbert, Urs Leimgruber, McPhee, Evan Parker and John Tchicai each sax seeming to seek its place in the mosaic puzzle of the memory) to promising flighty duels, then to a fine line drawn trio - of shivering brass (Cappozo), woody reed (Kassap) and simmering percussion (Rollet) - progressively repeating - pounding towards an exacerbation of a growling or a gentle explosion, a prelude to a dance of words like as many sparks (Dalachinsky) roped together con arco and solemn pizzicatos (Léandres, Phillips). Thundering alternations of the funeral echoes of the talking drums of Ramon Lopez and the deep melodies of a Portal who from 1976 (in Chateauvallon) paid homage to aylerian Angels - placed here, the trio of the basque musician with Lopez and Phillips seems to preface the outburst of husky lyricism of his instrumental counterpart (Avenel-Mcphee-Goubert ), then, as if to underline McPhee's multi-instrumental expertise, the latter was to engage with Cappozzo in a gay dialogue of trumpeters, a mixture of muffled pistons, effects of breathing and brass tirades with scents of a mini-fanfare. Logically it's a sort of "duo" that follows: a dialogue with himself, by the saxophonist Evan Parker by means of the virtuosity of circular breathing permitting as always this fascinating diphonism. As for the penultimate phases of this polyphonic hirsutism, fortified by explosions, whirlwinds, chants, howls, bubblings and very high pitched sounds, everything happens as if the last cry recalled, as in a trance, a certain aylerien spirit - did not Robert Schumann write "Music is what permits us to speak with the heavens"."-Philippe Carles, from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 3760131270402

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: R0G-040
Squidco Product Code: 16394

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on December 2nd, 2010 at Fondation Cartier, Paris, France by Jean-Marc Foussat.


Jean-Jacques Avenel-double bass

Jacqueline Caux-spoken words

Jean-Luc Cappozzo-trumpet, flugelhorn

Steve Dalachinsky-spoken words

Simon Goubert-drums

Rapha‘l Imbert-saxophones

Sylvain Kassap-clarinets

Joelle Leandre-double bass, vocals

Urs Leimgruber-soprano saxophone

Didier Levallet-double bass

Ramon Lopez-drums

Joe Mcphee-tenor saxophone, flugelhorn

Evan Parker-saxophones

Barre Phillips-double bass

Michel Portal-bass clarinet

Lucia Recio-vocals

Christian Rollet-drums

John Tchicai-alto saxophone

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Track Listing:

1. Jacqueline Caux 3:57

2. Raphael Imbert, Urs Leimgruber, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, John Tchicai 5:49

3. Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sylvain Kassap, Christian Rollet 4:37

4. Steve Dalachinsky, Joelle Leandre, Barre Phillips 7:41

5. Ramon Lopez 3:13

6. Ramon Lopez, Barre Phillips, Michel Portal 4:10

7. Jean-Jacques Avenel, Simon Goubert, Joe McPhee 3:23

8. Jean-Luc Capozzo, Joe McPhee 3:49

9. Evan Parker 3:44

10. Joelle Leandre, Urs Leimgruber, John Tchicai 6:44

11. Simon Goubert, Raphael Imbert, Sylvain Kassap, Didier Levallet 5:31

12. Joelle Leandre, Urs Leimgruber, Lucia Recio 6:40

13. Joe McPhee 5:12