The second of two volumes documenting Canadian alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and the trio of Michel Lambert (drums) and Alexy Lapin (piano) in their 2010 tour of Russia, performing at Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center, ESG-21, and JFC Jazz Club.
Carrier, Francois / Michel Lambert / Alexey Lapin
The Russian Concerts Volume 2
Released in: Great Britain
"As prolific as they come, François Carrier knows how to surround himself, find the most compatible partners, and maintain a recorded presence all over the world. His rich, deep playing that blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one's self has earned him the 13th spot on DownBeat's 2013 Best Alto Sax Players List. Alto and soprano saxophonist, composer and improviser François Carrier was awarded the Juno Award for "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" in March 2001 for his Compassion album on Naxos Jazz.
In his 35 years musical career François has played in numerous jazz festivals around the world, including the "Festival de Jazz de Montreux", the "Jazz à Vienne" in France, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Jazzmandu Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, to name a few. In 2002 François stayed six months in the Quebec Studio in Rome (CALQ), where he composed new works and got acquainted with the Italian musical milieu.
So far, François has released 25 CDs on labels such as Justin-Time Records, Spool Records, Leo Records (UK), FMR Records (UK), Ayler Records (France), Naxos Jazz, 482 Music (Chicago) and Not Two (Poland). He has played and recorded with jazz giants such as Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Sonny Greenwich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, Pierre Côté, John Edwards, Rafal Mazur and many others. He has been a long time collaborator with drummer Michel Lambert. Together, Michel and François have toured in several occasions in Europe, Russia, Asia and Canada."-François Carrier Website
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Recorded live in Moscow at Nikitskaya Jewish Cultural Center (JCC) on April 28, 2013 and in St. Petersburg at ESG-21 (Experimental Sound Gallery) on April 29 and JFC Jazz Club on April 30, 2013.
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1. ICC II 4:38
2. ICC III 7:52
3. ICC IV 10:51
4. ESG-21 I 12:14
5. ESG-21 II 7:30
6. ESG-21 III 13:05
7. IFC I 10:09
8. IFC II 8:26