Known more for his rock work, guitarist Serge Teyssot-Gay shows himself a great partner in duo with bassist Joelle Leandre, as heard in this seductive live concert at the MPAA in Paris, France.
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Recorded on January 7th, 2012 at MPAA/St-Germain, Paris, France.
Joelle Leandre-contrabass, voice
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"French double bass player (born 12 September 1951 in Aix-en-Provence, France), improviser and composer, Joëlle Léandre is one of the dominant figures of the new European music. Trained in orchestral as well as contemporary music, she has played with l'Itinéraire, 2e2m and Pierre Boulez's Ensemble Intercontemporain. Joëlle Léandre has also worked with Merce Cunningham and with John Cage, who has composed especially for her - as have Scelsi, Fénelon, Hersant, Lacy, Campana, Jolas, Clementi and about 40 composers.
As well as working in contemporary music, Léandre has played with some of the great names in jazz and improvisation, such as Derek Bailey, Anthony Braxton, George Lewis, Evan Parker, Irene Schweizer, William Parker, Barre Phillips, Pascal Contet, Steve Lacy, Lauren Newton, Peter Kowald, Urs Leimgruber, Mat Maneri, Roy Campbell, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Mark Naussef, Marilyn Crispell, India Cooke and so many others...
She has written extensively for dance and theater, and has staged a number of multidisciplinary performances. She got the DAAD at Berlin, is welcomed as artist resident at Villa Kujiyama (Kyoto). In 2002, 2004 and 2006, she is Visiting Professor at Mills college, Oakland, CA, Chaire Darius Milhaud, for improvisation and composition. Her work as a composer and a performer, both in solo recitals and a part of ensembles, has put her under the lights of the most prestigious stages of Europe, the Americas and Asia.
From 1981 to 2009, Joëlle Léandre has about 150 recordings to her credit.-Joelle Leandre Website (https://www.joelle-leandre.com/biography/2/)
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1. Track 01 7:25
2. Track 02 6:44
3. Track 03 7:07
4. Track 04 7:43
5. Track 05 4:30
6. Track 06 10:11
7. Track 07 3:45
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"Asking Joelle Leandre and Serge Teyssot-Gay to play as a duet for a benefit concert in support of a magazine seemed perfectly obvious to me, regardless of how merchants label one as a jazz musician and the other one as a rock musician. Brother and sister in a quest for unified, essential and honest art, theirs is a language of philosophical replenishment pulsating with improvisation, instantaneous invention and instinct. Their music is imbued with physicality, and, rather than seduction, with sensuality. One hears lyricism and revolt, the singing of birds, the starvation of those left behind. Their distilled knowledge becomes radically precise, spawning multifaceted silence and liberating trances."-Fara C. from the liner notes
The Squid's Ear!
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
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