Deux Maisons (Two Houses) is a chamber jazz quartet bringing together French and Portuguese players of the current generation: from France, 2 brothers, Theo & Valentin Ceccaldi (violin and cello); from Portugal, Luis Vicente (trumpet) & Marco Franco (drums).
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 320
Squidco Product Code: 20344
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Namouche Studio, in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 21st, 2013 by Joaquim Monte.
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1. Two Balconies 4:08
2. No Dogs 5:34
3. Two Living Rooms 10:57
4. No Bedroom 2:41
5. Three Clean Bathrooms 7:55
6. Two Kitchens 9:29
European Improv, Free Jazz & Related
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"The avant-jazz/improvised music scene is very much alive in Europe. One superlative example is this new quartet project reuniting two French and two Portuguese representatives of a new generation of astonishing creative musicians. The name Deux Maisons (Two Houses, in English) derives from that double nationality inside the European Community.
From France we have the brothers Théo and Valentin Ceccaldi (Théo Ceccaldi Trio, Roberto Negro's La Scala, Toons), former Joelle Léandre students who have already marked their names in the most intriguing developments concerning the practice of improvisation. Already considered the heir of the violin lineage born with Stéphane Grapelli and continued by Jean-Luc Ponty and Dominique Pifarely, Théo plays with figures like Régis Huby, Guillaume Roy and Hans Ludemann and cellist Valentin has partnerships with Vincent Courtois, Pascal Contet and Méderic Collignon.
Luís Vicente, a "Don Cherry meets Kenny Wheeler" trumpeter, is from Portugal. His bittersweet sound explains a good part of the international success obtained by the bands Fail Better!, Clocks & Clouds and Vicente/Marjamaki, all three with releases on the Best of 2014 lists. The other Portuguese is Marco Franco, a drummer and composer with a vision of his own, presented in a great variety of contexts, either with his own group Mikado Lab and with the percussion unit Tim Tim Por Tim Tum.
For Sale is an unique kind of chamber music for the 21st century, not to be missed."-Clean Feed
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"Luis first picked up a trumpet when he decided to participate in a Philarmonic Association. Later he had private classes with Tomás Pimentel.He attended the Escola de Jazz Luís Villas Boas/ Hot Club de Portugal, where he had the chance to study with João Moreira, Tomás Pimentel, Vasco Mendonça, Afonso Pais, Filipe Melo, Bruno Santos e André Fernandes. During these years, he also participated in workshop with musicians such as Evan Parker, Chris Speed, Mário Laginha, David Binney, Jesse Davis, Julian Arguelles, Ohad Talmor, André Fernandes, Pedro Madaleno e Phil Grenadier.
He already played in dozens of venues and festivals in Portugal and across Europe. He performed and recorded with Carlos Zingaro, Wilbert De Joode, Akira Sakata, Johannes Bauer, Oori Shalev, Jorrit Dijkstra, Kaido Yutaka, Jasper Stadhouders, Giovanni Di Domenico, Mary Oliver, Nuno Rebelo, Jonathan Hafner, André Fernandes, Joost Buis, Marco Franco, Steve Heather, Mette Rasmussen, John Dikeman, Roberto Negro, João Lobo, Hugo Antunes, Valentin Ceccaldi, Seppe Gebruers, José Ernesto Rodrigues, Onno Govaert, Rodrigo Amado, Tó Trips, Luís Lopes, Federico Pascucci, Théo Ceccaldi.
Currently he plays his own tunes in trio and quartet and is a member of : Vicente|Marjamaki; Clocks& Clouds; Fail Better!; Twenty One 4tet; Deux Maisons; Chamber 4; W.A.S?; Jasper Stadhouders' International Improv Esnsemble."-Luis Vicente Website (http://luis-vicente.wixsite.com/luisvicente)
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• 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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"Marco Franco is a Portuguese drummer and composer, born in 1972, living and working in Lisbon. He also plays the saxophone. He started his music career playing drums in metal & rock bands such as Braindead, Cães de Crómio, Bizarra Locomotiva, Peste & Sida. Later on, he started playing in the jazz, experimental, improvisational scene, both as a leader in Mikado Lab and as a member in Tim Tim Por Tim Tum, an all drummers group, Alek Rein, Memória de Peixe and Clocks and Clouds. He has played with different artists, ranging from rock to pop and jazz: Mazgani, Ernesto Rodrigues, Dead Combo, Loosers, Carlos Zíngaro, Nuno Rebelo, Kato Hideki, Maria João, Mário Laginha, among many others. Moreover, he has performed and/or recorded with musicians such as Kato Hideki, Gianni Gebbia, Jim Black, Chris Speed, Pete Rende, José Pedro Coelho, Shelley Hirsh, Audrey Chen, Peter Kowald, Rafael Toral, Damo Suzuki, Massimo Pupilo. Franco's work also includes composing for Portuguese theatre plays and improvisational/experimental dance performances. In the dance world scene he has played live in Europe for coreographers/dancers Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson, Julian Hamilton, Mark Tompkins, Boris Charmatz, David Zambrano, just to name some."-Clocks and Clouds website (https://nervoagency.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/nervo_clocks-and-clouds.pdf)
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