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Two albums together. "Carrousel": The Paris based Theo Ceccaldi Trio crosses improv with chamber music in a string trio of lyrical, subtle and advanced improvisation. "Can You Smile": Ceccarelli expands his trio with bassist/free vocalist Joelle Leandre for rich, interactive improvisation.

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre
Carrousel -and- Can You Smile

Ceccaldi, Theo Trio, Trio + Joelle Leandre: Carrousel -and- Can You Smile (Ayler)
Label: Ayler    
Released in: France    

Carrousel description:

"Meeting musicians as talented as they're young is always a treat, even when regularly wandering in concert venues. Their 'musical godmother' Joelle Leandre had prepared me though: Three friends, three young musicians, all of them string players - aren't we all one great family? And so much music, emotion and rigour in them already. The writing displays great sophistication and a rare maturity; there is a chamber-like quality to the playing, with mutual listening at the highest level; the duets, solo interludes and improvisations are simple, yet daring; the phrasing and 'dancing' exhilarating, intense and swift; the music is lyrical, profound, adventurous - as dicey as life. Listen to them - they are the genuine article!"-Ayler

Trio + Joelle Leandre: Can You Smile? description:

"Since the release of Carrousel almost 2 years ago, whenever we went to listen to the trio of Theo, Valentin and Guillaume, we had the opportunity to discover an evolving repertoire, never trapped in the rarely exciting comfort of repetition. We happily welcomed the regular appearance of new forms and tunes, but also of new colors offered by Theo's taking on the viola and Guillaume switching to acoustic guitar at times.

So, as we began discussing a recording with the new material, when Theo offered to further expand the range of the trio by inviting the 4 strings of Joelle Leandre to join their usual 14 and thus bringing with them numerous new possibilities for the music, we imagined the best. Today, the best is here: neither a welcome addition or a one-time meeting, but the sound and feeling of a real band. As far as we're concerned, listening to this music instantly puts a smile on our face. What about you?"-Ayler

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Product Information:

UPC: 7320470171493

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD 129 aylCD 136
Squidco Product Code: 21576

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Gatefold Digipack
Recorded at Studio Nyima on September 27th-29th, 2011 by Mathieu Pion.

Recorded at La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleus, Pantin, France on July 10th-12th, 2013.


Theo Ceccaldi-violin

Guillaume Aknine-electric guitar

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello

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Track Listing:


1. Excusez-moi 6:18

2. Le Crapaud 4:57

3. Gros sur la Patate 0:34

4. Cocube 6:06

5. Melanchology 3:22

6. Tiding Ting 5:47

7. Objets Lumineux 7:56

8. Blouse Blance et Blouson Noir 1:42

9. Odette 5:26

10. Viennoiserie 3:51

11. Le Chene au Nord 4:59 CD2

1. Bonjoir 7:31

2. Lucien le chat 4:28

3. Je ne suis pas 2:13

4. Beat Often 4:20

5. Sirenes et bas de laine 6:08

6. Brosse a chaussure 3:15

7. Hirondelles 3:23

8. Can You Smile? 5:15

9. Brosse a moustaches 2:44

10. Ca fait rien 5:14

11. Pruneau sur le gateau 1:03

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