The French quartet of Theo Ceccaldi (violin), Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello), and Adrien Chennebault (drums), mixing an unlikely set of improvised and composed styles for music that is indescribably absorbing, adventurous, sophisticated, and inspired.
Catalog ID: aylCD-138
Squidco Product Code: 19506
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Studio Alhambra Colbert in Rochefort-sur-Mer,France, on March 18th. 19th, and 20th, 2013, by Mathieu Pion.
Theo Ceccaldi-violin, viola
Adrien Chennebault-drums, percussion
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1. Zapoi 13:30
2. Enjambee 0:21
3. Free Dots To Pax, Part 1 5:24
4. Coucou hibou 4:46
5. Deauxieme Service 8:32
6. Nous N'Irons Pas En Disco Club Ce Soir 2:37
7. Free Dots To Pax, Part 2 6:11
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"An atypical ensemble, La Scala was born nearly two years ago as a result of a commission for a theatrical production. The idea here, though, is not so much theatre as ascension ("La Scala" meaning the ladder or the stairway in Italian), a vertiginous pathway through a spiral staircase, a paper stairway, a stepladder, an ever unpredictable rope ladder, used by a sure-footed four-man roped party with a constant ear to each other's movements.
A compact formation, La Scala forges ahead, straight to the core, to the top. In this programme of original music mixing improvisation and composition, navigating between tormented contemplation and explosive lyricism, the music unabashedly allows itself to be at turns minimalistic, crazy, improbable, festive or unbridled. It's as if Bartok, Schoenberg or Stockhausen had tried their hand at blues, bop, free jazz or even rock, yet still intensely sculpting the sonic texture while letting a sense of humour sneak in. There is no elevator to La Scala - one must climb up there by their own means, and fearlessly embark on this musical adventure."-Ayler Records
• Show Bio for Valentin Ceccaldi
"Valentin Ceccaldi was born on February 3, 1989. He had the opportunity to study with Raphaële Semezis, Florian Lauridon, Joëlle Léandre, Vincent Courtois, Elise Dabrowski, Pascal Contet, PRINT and Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. He regularly performs with Marcel & Solange (Third Group Prize at La Défense 2011), Théo Ceccaldi Trio (winner of Orléans'Jazz 2011, finalist of the Jazz Springboard in Vienna 2011), Walabix (winner Orléans'Jazz 2009, , MÃ © dic Collignon Quartet + Strings (project around King Crimson), Eric Amrofel Trio, Toons (Marcel & Solange + Theo Ceccaldi Trio) and Durio Zibethinus (acoustic duet). He multiplied the collaborations in universes ranging from classical music (Orchestra of Orleans, Orchestra of the Opéra de Massy) to the song (Emel Mathlouthi, Stéphan Rizon, Céline Mastrorelli, Al) , The badly dressed birds). In 2010, he co-founded The Builders of Bridges, a collective of improvisers based on Orléans."-Fracama.Org (translated by Google) (https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://fracama.org/annuaire/view/5411/valentin-ceccaldi&prev=search)
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