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Minor / Traindl / Querlier / Lete / Regef: Enfin La Mer (NoBusiness)

Two suites recorded in 1978 from the French improvising quintet of Jouk Minor on baritone saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Josef Traindl on trombone, Jean Querlier on alto saxophone, Christian Lete on drums and Dominique Regef on hurdy gurdy, two journeys guided by waves of drone from Regef's hurdy-gurdy as each player emerges and subsides in billows and surges of collective expression.
 

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Jouk Minor-baritone saxophone, contrabass clarinet

Josef Traindl-trombone

Jean Querlier-alto saxophone

Christian Lete-drums

Dominique Regef-hurdy gurdy


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Includes an 8-page booklet of black & white concert photos.

Label: NoBusiness
Catalog ID: NBCD 164
Squidco Product Code: 33916

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Lithuania
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded in 1978. Mastered by Jean-Marc Foussat.

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Two suites recorded in 1978 from the French improvising quintet of Jouk Minor on baritone saxophone & contrabass clarinet, Josef Traindl on trombone, Jean Querlier on alto saxophone, Christian Lete on drums and Dominique Regef on hurdy gurdy, two journeys guided by waves of drone from Regef's hurdy-gurdy as each player emerges and subsides in billows and surges of collective expression.


Includes an 8-page booklet of black & white concert photos.

Artist Biographies

Jouk Minor is a French saxophonist, known for the group Armonicord, and for the trio with Pierre Favre and Eje Thelin.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/370847-Jouk-Minor)
2/28/2024

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Joseph Traindl (1947 - 2008) is an Austrian Jazz and Free Improvisation trombonist. In the 1970s and 1980s he was working mainly in Paris. He is known for the groups Armonicord, Athanor, Machi Oul, The Reform Art Unit.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/1206093-Joseph-Traindl)
2/28/2024

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Jean Querlier is a French saxophonist who also plays other wind instruments like oboe and flute. He is known for the groups Aïré, Alex Grillo Quintet, Armonicord, Bekummernis, Christian Escoudé Quintet, Clivage, Confluence, Didier Levallet Quintet, Imbroglio (4), Morange & Fertier, René Bottlang Quintet, The Celestrial Communication Orchestra, Wooden Ear.

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2/28/2024

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Christian Lété (b October 6, 1944 in Tunisia) is a French jazz drummer, known for the groups Alain Pinsolle Chtarbmusique, Armonicord, Confluence, Jazz Affair, Jef Sicard Quartet, Mico Nissim Trio, Orchestre National De Jazz, Quartet De Christian Lété, Spiral Quartet, Synthesis, TBMT, Terra Nova Trio, TLB.

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2/28/2024

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"Dominique Regef (France) is a musician. Originally violin-player, Dominique Regef learned himself to play medieval instruments like the hurdy-gurdy and the israj, instruments that reach back into time, heavy with traditions. He studied the (oriental) musical origins of troubadours and is interested in all kinds of ethnic music. His research is expressed fully in solo concerts, where the emotional force of thousand-year-old instruments are combined with electroacoustics technologies of today.

Dominique is very reluctant to give out any information on his work, so biographical details are scant indeed. This is probably irrelevant as his reputation in France is huge, working as he does in many fields of music from the rich mediaeval tradition to de rigeur improvised music (with such musicians as Jean Marc Montera). As to the hurdy gurdy itself, its rediscovery in contemporary music continues in an exponential curve. Back in the old days, Leonardo da Vinci thought it was a pretty cool instrument too, coming up as he did with a multiple polyphonic version."-bio: Jon Rose, 1999

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2/28/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Suite No. I 33:50

2. Suite No. II 16:43

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