The French quartet or Quentin Biardeau on sax, Gabriel Lemaire on sax and clarinet, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello, Adrien Chennebault on drums and guest trumpeter Bart Maris in a set of composed, structured, and freely improvised pieces, with an ear to lyricism.
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Recorded live on May 16th to 18th, 2014 by Mathieu Pion and Terence Briand.
Bart Maris-trompette bugle, picolo trumpet
Quentin Biardeau-soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Gabriel Lemaire-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinette sib
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"The French quartet Walabix consists of Quentin Biardeau on sax, Gabriel Lemaire on sax and clarinet, Valentin Ceccaldi on cello, Adrien Chennebault on drums, and on this album they have Belgian guest trumpeter Bart Maris to join them. The music by this French quartet starts with composed and structured pieces, that become more and more open and free form with each performance, giving an overall result that sounds like free jazz, but is actually quite anchored. The result is fascinating and fun.
The sound of the band is extremely rich and sumptuous, grand and expansive, offering many different approaches to each song without losing the overall coherence, giving the impression that the album is one long suite, accessible and free. It is a real find, this band. I will try to unearth more of their albums."-Stef, Free Jazz Blog
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• Show Bio for Bart Maris
"Bart Maris is a Belgian trumpet player. He has performed in a very large number of bands, either as a group member or a guest musician on records or in concert. He was one of the original members of Fukkeduk with Niek Roseeuw, Kristof Roseeuw, Tom Dewulf, Jan Kuijken, Rik Verstrepen, Frank Gijsels, and also the Gerard Van Dongen Kwintet with Joe Williamson, Tom Wouters, Henk Bakker. He was in KAMIKAZE, with Tom Wouters, Filip Wauters, Kristof Roseeuw, also in X-Legged Sally with Peter Vermeersch, Pierre Vervloesem, Danny Van Hoeck, Pol Belgrado and Jean-luc Plouvier and later Peter Van Den Berghe. Maris joined Think of One, with Roel Poriau, Erik Morel, Tobe Wouters, Thomas Desmedt, David Bové and the Flat Earth Society (band). He also plays in the Brussels mestizo band Jaune toujours, with his brother Piet Maris, Electric Barbarian, Synaesthetic Trip by Edward Perraud, with Benoit Delbecq (piano), and Arnault Cuisinier (bass), or in duo with Edward Perraud, Victor Toth Tercett with Matyas Szandai (bass), Robert Ikiz (drums), 1000 from Jan Klare (alto sax/ flute/clarinets) (munster-Germany) and Wilbert de Joode (bass) (Netherlands), Michael Vatcher (drums) (USA).
Other bands played with on a regular basis include rock, and dance, bands as The Whodads, Janez Dedt, The Groove Cartel, Muziekmaatschappij Excelsior, Arno, Corrie Van Binsbergen, The Simpletones, Das Kammer Orchestra (founded by Piet Jorens), Rouppe Group with Ab Baars, Klaas Hekman, Wilbert de Joode, Verian Weston and the Folk Big-Band Olla Vogala. His contributions can be heard on dozens of CDs by Belgian rock bands such as Dead Man Ray (Berchem), dEUS (In a Bar under the Sea, The Ideal Crash), Gorky (Monstertje) and Zita Swoon (Sunrise/), but also on discs by international artists such as Art Zoyd Armagedon for lille 2004, Symphonie pour le jour ou bruleront les cites with orchestre national de lille, Fred Frith, Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire, Salvatore Adamo, ( (Zanzibar (2003), Un soir au Zanzibar (2004)), Univers Zero Rhythmix - 2002, and Marc Moulin (Into the dark (2001)), Soplarte by Charlotte Van Wouwe, performing on glass trumpets, performing with the Michiel Braam (Trio and Bik Band Braam), Blast from Frank Crijns, Italian Band Cani Di Trufola, John Watts (from Fischer-Z). He joins in every time with the 'beukorkest' by Rik Van Iersel with the Dutch/American crew with folks like Woody&Paul, Jonnhy Dowd, Def-P from Osdorp Posse, André Manuel Stuurbaard Bakkebaard, Gary Lucas, Jozef van Wissem, Kyteman. He was with John Zorn in s'hertogenbosch on the opening of the Toonzaal and Dick van der Harst in his Banda Azufaifo and his big ouverture for Klangwolke in Linz and with George De Decker in a hommage piece to René Magritte, and the music for the Belgium TV series Recht op Recht, and also an orchestral piece for solo trumpet and guitar, Roland Van Campenhout. For occasion he performed with Jean-Luc Capozzo and Werni und Jendreiko, and was recently invited by Fred Van Hove to perform with Evan Parker, Peter Brötzmann, Ken Vandermark, Els Vandeweyer and Andre Goudbeek. Touring with Joost Buis and Tobias Delius, Jan Willem Van Der Ham, Alan Purves, Achim Kaufmann, performing in France with "69", a hardcore impro band with Jean Luc Guionnet, Jean-Phi Morel, Frank Vaillant, Edward Perraud, Frank Gaily, playing with Va Fan Fahre a Ghent-based Balkan/klezmer/Arab-band touring all over Europe, and Pandouring newborn Antwerp fanfare.
He also did a lot of theatre (L King of Pain by Luc Perceval), not only making the music, but also actively participating in the play, as in Aan Tafel, from Luc Nys, with Peter Gorissen and Some Voices with Antonio Tavares, and Virgula with Luanda and Pablo Casella and Giovanni Barcella. And music for dance, for David Hernandez Box, Meg Stuart It's about Time and as bandmember of X-Legged Sally in the Ultima Vez performances "Bereft of a Blisfull Union" (1996) and "Her Body Doesn't Fit Her Soul" (1993) by Wim Vandekeybus.
He performs with his own bands, and playing solo:
Les poubelles with Filip Wauters (guitars) and Tom Wouters (drums)p'tits cons/'tklein verbruik with Stefaan Blancke (trombone) and Roel Poriau (zabumba)Loops is a solo program with taperecordersmachines giving him the full background of a symphonical orchestraGLITS is a duo with pianist Peter Van Den Berghe, around his compositions.
He has played for 5 years in duo with cellist Lode Vercampt and created a whole repertoire for this special setting.
He has weekly sessions in the hotclub De gand in Ghent (groentenmarkt), hosting all the people on tour with off-days like Jimmy Tenor, Josh Berman, Jozef Dumoulin, Teun Verbruggen, Too Noisy Fish, Hasse Poulsen, 1000, I Am So Me, Peter Jacqmyn, Verian Weston, Fred Lohnberg-holm, Els Vandeweyer, de beren gieren, Zeger Vandenbussche...
He is also a Guest Professor of improvisation at the School of Arts in Ghent."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Maris)
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"Quentin Biardeau is not old since he was born in 1988, he is saxophonist, composer, arranger, interpreter, improviser and co-founder of Tricollectif. He studied at the Conservatoire d'Orléans with F.Lecointe, F.Juranville, O.Perrin, and then at the Conservatoire de Paris for jazz with JC.Richard, E.Spanyi, J.Quitzke ... He studied writing At the conservatory of Aubervilliers near T.Lacôte."-Tricollectif Website (translated by Google) (http://www.tricollectif.fr/quentin-biardeau/)
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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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