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The Riviere Ensemble led by bassist Kent Carter with Christiane Bopp (trombone), Albrecht Maurer (violin), Katrin Mickiewicz (viola) and Laura Tejeda Martin (mezzo soprano) recording original works in historic churches in France, blending classical, jazz, free improv & traditional musics.

Carter, Kent
Oratorios and Songs (2010)

Carter, Kent: Oratorios and Songs (2010) (Emanem)

Label: Emanem    
Released in: Great Britain    

"The Riviere Ensemble was chosen to give a series of concerts in historic churches in south-west France. The scores and words, mostly composed by Carter, show all of the quintet to be superb interpreters and improvisers. The result has elements of classical, jazz, free improvisation and traditional musics, fused together to form a unique music that is beyond any category except excellent."-Emanem

"Kent Carter (born June 14, 1939 in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. Carter studied several instruments before settling on bass. In the late 50s-early 60s, he studied at Berklee College Of Music, played with Lowell Davidson, and in New York with Jazz Composers Orchestra. From the mid-60s he was in Europe with artists including as Barry Altschul, Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Carla Bley, Paul Bley, Bobby Bradford, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy, Michael Mantler, Enrico Rava, Max Roach, Roswell Rudd and Mal Waldron. During the 70s he continued his association with Lacy, was with John Stevens' Spontaneous Music Ensemble, TOK, a trio with Takashi Kako and Oliver Johnson, and formed his own trio with Carlos Zingaro and François Dreno.

By the 80s, Carter had relocated to France, teaching at the Beaux Art School, Angouleme, and with his wife forming MAD, a music, arts and dance studio. He worked in Detail, with Frode Gjerstad and Stevens, Project, with Karl Berger, Claude Bernard, Klaus Kugel, Charlie Mariano and Albrecht Maurer, and Voyage, with Beñat Achiary and David Holmes. Carter has also played with Billy Bang, Petras Vysniauskas, Theo Jorgensmann, Andreas Willers and Eckard Koltermann. Carter composes for theatre and film, and performs internationally."

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Product Information:

UPC: 5030243504220

Label: Emanem
Catalog ID: 5042
Squidco Product Code: 22216

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Studio Juillaguet on August 1st, 2010 by Fabien Girard and Mathieu Trouve.


The Riviere Ensemble-ensemble

Laura Tejeda Martin-mezzo soprano voice

Christiane Bopp-trombone

Albrecht Maurer-violin

Katrin Mickiewicz-viola

Kent Carter-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. The Beginning 10:44

2. Cluster Ringing 15:13

3. Dumb Delights 4:00

4. The Red Haired Man 1:53

5. Angela 3:40

6. Something For Conny 13:19

7. Manhattan Blues 2:42

8. Can't Get Up 3:25

9. You Know 1:27