French free improvisers Benjamin Duboc (double bass) and Jean-Luc Petit (contrabass & clarinet) in a moody album of bass tones, deep harmonics and rich timbral interaction with beautiful pacing that rises in confrontation and then descends back to artful darkness.
Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 333
Squidco Product Code: 20843
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded Eglise St Martin a Bignac, France, in April, 2013 by Benjamin Duboc.
Jean-Luc Petit-contrabass, clarinet
Benjamin Duboc-double bass
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1. Craftsmen I 25:08
2. Craftsmen II 17:47
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"This is Not Art is the recorded beginning of a second life for the duo maintained by Benjamin Duboc and Jean-Luc Petit, finally justifying the name of the project. Before switching for the contrabass clarinet, Petit played tenor and baritone saxophones and "Double-Basse" wasn't quite what it announced, a pair of basses. Now, Duboc's contrabass violin has a most appropriated companion. Because of the timbral proximity of the two instruments, wonderful things happen in terms of dynamics and harmony, resulting in one of the most original proposals in creative music these last years, in France and everywhere.
Duboc became a top bassist, acting in the international jazz and free improvisation fields. He played with many of the best, from Sunny Murray, Henry Grimes, Roy Campbell and Joelle Leandre to Jean-Luc Guionnet, Oliver Lake, Jean-Luc Cappozzo and Tom Chant.
Petit may not have the same public projection as his partner, but his importance is growing fast, mainly because no-one else masters the lowest specimen of the clarinet family like him. He does impossible things with it, but going beyond mere technical virtuosity.
The resulting music is heavy, full of grain, dense, but at the same time delicate, sparse and detailed. You must listen to believe it."-Clean Feed
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"Benjamin Duboc is a very strong voice on double bass, born 1969, studied with JF Jenny-Clark & Bernard Cazauran, and has played with many great musicians (as Ernest Dawkins, Bertrand Denzler, Roy Campbell, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sabir Mateen, Byard Lancaster, Daniel Erdmann, Abdelahaï Bennani, Michel Doneda, Daunik Lazro, Sunny Murray, John Betsch...). And also with Henry Grimes for a great duet in Paris. He leads the "Nuts" quintet with Itaru Oki & Rasul Siddik on trumpets, & Makoto Sato & Didier Lasserre on drums. He plays in "The fish" with Jean-Luc Guionnet on alto sax & Edward Perraud on drums (double cd on Ayler Records) and Rocks in the Sea with Mario Rechtern, Eric Zinman and Didier Lasserre. Benjamin has a beautiful and big sound, you really feel the ground while hearing him... it's somethin' ! He also is recorded on Amor Fati, Futura Marge, Creative sources, le petit label, sansbruit."-Benjamin Duboc Website (http://benjamin.duboc.free.fr/biography.htm)
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