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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.

Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc)
This is Not Art

Double-Basse (Petit / Duboc): This is Not Art (Clean Feed)

Label: Clean Feed    
Released in: Portugal    

"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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Product Information:

UPC: 5609063003338

Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 333
Squidco Product Code: 20843

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Portugal
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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Track Listing:

1. Craftsmen I 25:08

2. Craftsmen II 17:47