Guitarist Luis Lopes (Humanization 4tet, Lisbon-Berlin Trio) is known for his mix of jazz, blues, rock; saxophonist Guionnet (The Fish, Hubub) for a mix of free jazz and electroacoustic experimentation; together live they create a riveting and unexpected hybrid of sound.
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Label: Clean Feed
Catalog ID: CF 352CD
Squidco Product Code: 21379
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal, on March 13th, 2011 by Pedro Cruz.
Luis Lopes-electric guitar
Jean Luc Guionnet-alto saxophone
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1. Part I 18:41
2. Part II 24:38
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"When the concert of this live recording was announced in Lisbon, it was with some surprise. The backgrounds, references and styles of the Portuguese guitarist Luiis Lopes and the French alto saxophonist (and church organist, and electro-acoustic manipulator) Jean-Luc Guionnet couldn't be more different.
Lopes is known for his free improvised settings, his noise solo blastings and the open jazz, but tinted with rock, he plays with Humanization 4tet and the Lisbon-Berlin Trio. The roots of this musician from Lisbon are in blues, rock, jazz and, yes, punk.
Guionnet goes from the free jazz revival of The Fish to experimental free improv (Propagations, Hubub) and musique concrete (for instance, with Eric La Casa and Seijiro Murayama).
Here, we hear them finding uncommon grounds, and sure they manage to do it in a surprising, wonderful way. More than trying to adapt to each other, they create something else with the different materials provided. That's what to improvise is all about and this is indeed a lesson to follow."-Clean Feed