French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet leads the trio of bassist Pascal Niggenkemper and drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq in a live album of abstract free improvisation using tools like radios, dictaphones, object, and zithers, creating powerfully unique sound worlds.
Godet, Jean-Brice (Godet / Niggenkemper / Darrifourcq)
Lignes de Cretes
Label: Clean Feed
Released in: Portugal
"The name of French clarinetist Jean-Brice Godet may not ring a bell in the minds of American, German or Japanese jazz fans, but if we say he's a regular companion of the celebrated bassist Joelle Léandre and remember that he already worked with the likes of Anthony Braxton and Fred Frith you have sufficient indication that an album signed by him really deserves an attentive listening.
In this "Lignes de Crêtes" profiting from the company of two top figures of the new European scene, Pascal Niggenkemper and Sylvain Darrifourcq, Godet proposes a collection of "sound stories" suggesting the dances of "both aboriginal and punk tribes", to quote the liner notes. The trio in this record is the confluence of two of Godet's projects, one his duo with drummer Darrifourcq, the other his Mujô Quartet, from which comes Niggenkemper and his double bass.
This results in a musical formula which is in part faithful to the free jazz tradition and in the other goes to uncharted territory, in order to explore the ideas of impermanence and imperfection - more exactly, to give "diligence to a road of chaos", as Matthieu Malgrange puts it. Don't be frightened by the words "imperfection" and "chaos": the music is wonderful. Strange, yes, but wonderful."-Clean Feed
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"Jean-Brice Godet starts clarinet at 8 years old at Colombes conservatoire, where he was born, in Paris suburbs. He was 17 when he discovered at the same time Albert Ayler, Sonic Youth, Gyšrgy Ligeti, Duke Ellington and Buddy Guy, what convince him to use the way of free improvisation, on the advices of Bernard Lubat, Louis Sclavis and Jo‘lle LŽandre. In 2004, he gets a master in computer music research (ATIAM) at Pierre and Marie Curie university and at I.R.C.A.M, and completes is musical education with the highest distinction of Gennevilliers Conservatory of Music, under the aegis of Nicolas Baldeyrou (solo - clarinet of the "Philharmonique de Radio - France"). With the In Sit - U collective he meets Fred Frith and works two weeks with him on an original creation. Few times later he joins the quintet Fršhn and plays on prestigious stages like Le Petit Faucheux (Tours) or on the famous improv'music national french radio broadcast A LŐImproviste. He creates his first sil nt - movie/live - music in 2004 on Le Ra t by Christophe Ali and Nicolas Bonilauri, silent movie in black and white realesed in 2000. The second one, create in 2011, on Berlin, die sinfonie der grosstatd (Walter Ruttmann, 1927) is a joint commission from SACEM and the the City of Gennevilliers prompted by Bernard Cavanna. He plays since 2009 with Pablo Cueco ( Erythropus Quartet, Le Bal De La Contemporraine...) and with Anthony Braxton and Walter Thompson in 2010 in Brooklyn for a week of soundpainting performances. He curates and played in Amok'Improv' nights a dedicated improvised music serie with Sylvain Cathala and Fred Maurin between 2010 and 2012. He creates the Muj™Q uartet in 2012 in Brooklyn with Micha‘l Attias, Pascal Niggenkemper and Carlo Costa, in which they play his compositions, working on impermanence and imperfection. They play in Paris and New - York. He is co - leading also two trios, Zaal33 with Brussels - based Richard Comte (guitar) and Jean - Philippe Feiss (cello), and Capsul with England - based Matthew Bourne (piano) and EglishFrench Tam De Villiers (guitar). He collaborates regularly with Jo‘lle LŽandre since 2012 in few projects : a s lient - movie/live - music concert MŽlies/Leandre, her new tentet Can You Hear Me ?, and a new co - leaded quartet Ground(s) w/ Mike Ladd (voice) and Benjamin San z (Drums)"-Jean-Brice Godet Website (http://jeanbricegodet.com/music/Bio_Contact_files/BiographyJBG2014.pdf)
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"New York City-based German-French bassist, composer and improviser Pascal Niggenkemper is a performing and recording artist active on the creative music scene in the US and in Europe.
From 1999-2005 he was musicaly active in Cologne having studied jazz & classical double bass at the Hochschule für Musik. In 2005 he received the DAAD award and moved to New York.
From 2008 to 2010 Pascal led the PNTrio with Tyshawn Sorey and Robin Verheyen. (CD "pasàpas" Konnex 2008 & "urban creatures" JazzHausMusik 2010). The trio toured extensively in Europe performing at the Jazzcologne Festival, Jazzherbst Konstanz and at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Recordings for the WDR and the BR Radio.
In cooperation with Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Pascal formed the septet vision7 that performed at Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Vive le Jazz in Cologne, Jazz à la Cité in Paris and at the Pori Jazz in Finland. (CD 'Lucky Prime' clean feed records Sept 2013)
In September 2011 Pascal released with Simon Nabatov and Gerald Cleaver the CD/LP upcoming hurricane on NoBusiness Records which is listed among 'Albums of the year' 2011 in the 'The New York City Jazz Record'. The trio performed in Canada and the USA.
He recently recorded a new solo program called: 'look with thine ears' music for bass & preparations was premiered at the Jazzdor Festival in Strasbourg in November 2013. The CD was released in March 2015 on clean feed records. He performed for the France Musique radio broadcast by Anne Montaron called 'a l'improviste'.
In 2014 he presented the double trio 'le 7eme continent' with the program 'talking trash' at the Vive le Jazz festival in Cologne, Germany and the concert was broadcast by WDR3 radio. Their CD was released in May 2016 on clean feed records and the group performed in France, Belgium and Germany.
Pascal is co-leading the groups baloni with Frantz Loriot viola and Joachim Badenhorst clarinets (CD 'fremdenzimmer' 2011, 'Belleke' 2014 & 'Ripples' 2015 clean feed records) PascAli a duo for two prepared basses with Sean Ali (CD 'suspicious activity' creative sources 2012) and Miner's Pick with Thomas Heberer. (CD 'miner's pick' FMR records 2014)
With friends, he curates in NY the house concert series ze couch, where every month artists meet to present their work.
Festival presence includes: Jazzdor Strasbourg-Berlin, Vision Festival New York, Umbrella Festival Chicago, Banlieues Bleues Paris, Strade del Cinema Aosta, météo Mulhouse, Jazzcologne, JIGG Lisbon, Taktlos Zurich, Jazz à la Cité in Paris, ESCUCHA Madrid, Washington DC Jazz Festival, Pori Jazz Festival, Middelheim Antwerp, Grenzenlos Köln, undead Jazzfest NYC, D'Jazz Nevers, NewAdits Klagenfurt, Font New York, Music Unlimited Wels, Vive le Jazz Cologne, GONG Aarau, Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Ljubljana Jazz Festival etc...
He received the following scholarships/grants: DAAD, Henry Mancini Institute, North Rhine-Westphalia composition stipend."-Pascal Niggenkemper Website (http://www.pascalniggenkemper.com/bio_english.html)
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"Sylvain Darrifourcq was born in 1979 in Orthez (France), he makes his apprenticeship as a classical percussionist. At 15 years Old, he drives himself definitively towards drums and play in his first rock group. He discovers lately jazz music and his meeting with Daniel Humair leads him definitively to a professional pathway.
Following up, he settles down in Toulouse and got into the CNR (academy of music) where he obtains his award. In 2003, he establishes his own group : L' Egotiste Sorel with which he makes his first record " life of Henry Brulard " (Aljama records) in tribute to the masterpiece life of Stendhal.
2004, will be a distinguished mark of the beginning Emile's Parisien Quartet. The group gives rise to a unique sound universe rewarded by the 2009 jazz victories.
Enthusiastic by the temporality questions, space and music breaks, nowadays, he composes today for these trios : IN BED WITH and IN LOVE WITH , he investigates both ambitious projects MILESDAVISQUINTET! and TENDIMITE (duo for percussion and prepared double bass), works beside new generations composers with which he creates musical plays (Le PANTIN, DANS L'ENTRE from Guillaume Hermen...).
2014, time for the DA-Festival creation, event co-managed with the double bassist and Elise Dabrowski singer. Creative music festival supported by Axel Cassel sculptor. This event has the aim to promote multiplicity forms, improvising as well as writing.
His precise, quick and creative drums game, leads him into all music experiments, to be expected also as a wanted sideman. Settle down in Paris since 2008, he has also the opportunity to express his wide range of music together with l'Orchestre Philharmoniques de Radio France and Pierre-André Valade, Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Akosh S., Benoit Delbecq, Andy Emler, Kit Downes, les portugese and italian collective Porta-Jazz et Jazz-Engine..."-Sylvain Darrifourcq Website (http://www.sylvaindarrifourcq.com/Sylvain_Darrifourcq/biography.html)
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Recorded live at "L'atelier Du Plateau", Paris, France, the 17th of May 2016, by Jean-Marc Foussat. Mixed and Mastered By Jean-Marc Foussat @ Studio Pyjama. Production by Jean-Brice Godet.
Jean-Brice Godet-clarinets, radio, dictaphones
Pascal Niggenkemper-double bass, objects
Sylvain Darrifourcq-drums, percussions, zither
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