The duo of Jean-Luc Cappozzo on trumpet, horns and objects, and Geraldine Keller on voice flute & objects in an album of tones and tongues, an unusual set of adventurous free improvisation.
Cappozzo, Jean-Luc & Geraldine Keller
Released in: Sweden
"Who is blowing? Through what organic or manufactured matter? Who can stir up the glowing embers, swell the sails, carve the glass? Who can tame the air?
Tamers of gusts, surfers of atmospheric waves, explorers of windswept labyrinths, Géraldine Keller and Jean-Luc Cappozzo have over the last ten years devised a unique taming act, whereby they subject the ether to their every whim.
This album tells so much more than the intertwined stories of a windchaser who played jazz until he forgot the very notion of idiom, and a soprano with a background in contemporary music who readily immersed herself in the deep end of the moment.
On the red-hot thread of this friendship (or this love, call it what you want!) the duo whose stubborn search you are about to witness are like tightrope walkers without a safety net over a den whose lions, pacified, keep quiet..."-Ayler Records
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"Jean-Luc Cappozzo was born in Belfort, France, in 1954. He started playing the trumpet in the local orchestra of his native town where he performed both jazz and classical music. Following a meeting with the diatonic accordionist Serge Desaunay, he started to perform traditional music as well.
His meeting with Dizzy Gillespie in 1984, who invited him to participate in his concert, was a turning point in Jean-Luc Cappozzo's career.
In 1988 he obtained the State D iploma of Professor of Jazz and subsequently taught trumpet improvisation at the Music School of Lyon (CNSM).
He has taken part in various groups of musicians of the ARFI.
He has been a member of he Louis Sclavis Quintet "L'Affrontement des Prétendants" and of Claude Tchamitchian's "Grand Lousadzak". In addition he has played in Sophia Domancich's Quintet "Pentacle", the Denis Fournier Quartet and with Joelle Léandre's Quintet "Fragments et suite lyrique". He has formed a quartet with Jean Aussanaire , Rémi Charmasson and Bernard Santacruz and created a musical work "Du Vent chez Johannes" with the Johannes String Quartet.
In 2005 he joined the European Mythical Orchestra: the Globe Unity Orchestra. He has played with the Apollo Trio and composed duo s with the cellists Joelle Léandre or Eric Brochard, the singer Géraldine Keller, the drummer Paul Lovens, the tuba player Michel Godard, the pianist Umberto Petrin and the trumpet players Axel Dorner or Herb Robertson. Actually, he is playing with: - "The Bridge" with Joëlle Léandre (cb), Bernard Santacruz (cb), Mickaël Zerang (dms) and Douglas Ewart (sax - flûte) - - " Can You Hear Me" of Joëlle Léandre (cb) - " 2 ème étage " with Christine Wodrascka (p) and Gerry Hemingway (dms) - Duo with Famoudou Don Moye (dms) - Duo with Cécile Cappozzo (p) - Quartet à l'Ouest with Jean Aussanaire (sax), Eric Brochard (cb) and Alfred Spirli (dms) - Duo with Géraldine Keller (voice) - Duo with Eric Brochard (cb) - Trio with Didier Lasserre (dms) and Paul Rogers (cb) For his strength, his creativity, his magnificent sonority, the clarity of his phrasing, Jean-Luc Cappozzo is today an indispensable trumpet player on the European musical scene and is in increasing demand. Jean-Luc Cappozzo, powerful and mellifluous trumpet player, is "a discreet man who would blush to be labelled one of the most relevant soloists and the most complete on the French jazz scene. He may blush".(S. Siclier, Le Monde 1/08/2002)"- Website (http://www.jlcappozzo.fr/biographie-jean-luc-cappozzo)
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Recorded at Carre Bleu, Poitiers, France on December 6th, 7th, & 9th, 2011 by Benjamin Duboc.
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1. Ouvrir les intermedaires 17:55
2. Autour, tout autour 9:03
3. Sur la balancoire 1:00
4. Les souffles du temps 3:57
5. Volutes et spirales 7:52
6. Le chinos a bicyclette 2:14
7. Air Prints 10:14