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French drummer Denis Fournier's open structure compositions are performed by the magnificent quintet of flutist Nicole Mitchell, saxophonist Hanah Jon Taylor, cellist Tomeka Reid and bassist Bernard Santacruz.

Fournier / Mitchell / Taylor / Reid / Santacruz

Fournier / Mitchell / Taylor / Reid / Santacruz: Watershed (RogueArt)
Label: RogueArt    
Released in: France    

"If the three compositions proposed by Denis Fournier have already been recorded, they merit to be here as resurgences, like scenarios encouraging the freedom of transformation without which free interpretation is nothing. "I often say that I don't make improvised music, but that I improvise music. In other words, I put together there and then elements of my life, of my history, of my culture..." In other words, no structure commands the action. Every structure opens to the action (to sharing) which redefines it. On their side, Nicole Mitchell and Tomeka Reid propose, one a musical treasure trail (Pathways), in phase s and superposed phrases, the other a lament which is also a homage (Prayer for Wadud), beginning solemnly, elevatory, but dispersing like the cellist Abdul Wadud who still lives isolated from the world. Because if the album starts briskly, it finishes through several series of halos - once reaching Prayer for Wadud and La Voce de la Luna which takes its name and its indolence from Federico Fellini's last film, itself inspired by a book by Ermanno Cavazzoni entitled Il Poema dei lunatic - The Lunatics Poem...Or how to show that things and beings are never what they appear to be, never only, never complete without the imagination which completes them and glorifies them."-Alexandre Pierrepont, excerpt from the liner notes

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Product Information:

UPC: 3760131270440

Label: RogueArt
Catalog ID: ROG-044
Squidco Product Code: 17035

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack - 3 panel
Recorded live on July 20th, 2011 at Junas, France, at the occasion of Jazz a Junas 2011.


Denis Fournier-drums

Nicole Mitchell-flute, alto flute, piccolo

Hanah Jon Taylor-tenor & alto saxophones, ELV (electronic valve instrument)

Tomeka Reid-cello

Bernard Santacruz-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. Dannie Richmond 11:48

2. Le Partage des Eaux 11:54

3. Pathways 9:42

4. Prayer for Wadud 6:47

5. La Voce de la Luna 11:27

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