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Recorded using the natural resonance from the base of a stone double spiral staircase in the Castle of Chambord, France, improvising soprano saxophonist Alexandra Grimal explores her own personal language and the affect the ambience brings to her adept playing, through beautifully melodic lines, long arpeggiations, or short bursts of penetrating utterance.
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Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPRSS017
Squidco Product Code: 32096
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded in the Chambord castle on September 11th, 12th, and 13th, 2020, by Celine Grangey.
Alexandra Grimal-soprano saxophone
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"Alexandra Grimal, born in Egypt in 1980, studied classical piano from five years old. Master's Degree in jazz saxophone under the guidance of John Ruocco at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands (2005), she also studied in the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique" in Paris, and as an exchange student at the Sibelius Academy of Helsinki in Finland. She currently lives between New York and Paris."-Alexandra Grimal Website (http://www.alexandragrimal.com/dropbox/cveng4.pdf)
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1. Salamandre 10:19
2. Chateau 16:11
3. Susumu 5:47
4. Martinets 3:41
5. Vent 1:59
6. Roseliere 4:30
7. Escalier 5:00
8. Berceuse 5:20
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"Alexandra Grimal's new record is an exploration of her inner improvised language in resonance with the very special acoustic of the castle of Chambord. Refuge was recorded in the double revolution staircase in the castle of Chambord in September 2020."-Relative Pitch
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