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TOC (Orins / Cruz / Ternoy): Did It Again [4 CDs] (Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc)

TOC, the trio of Ternoy, Cruz & Orins respectively on keyboards, drums and electric guitar, celebrate fifteen years of free improvisation with this expansive 4-CD set of recordings from the 2021 Spontaneous Music Festival in Poland; Lumen in Budapest in 2021; the 2021 Festival la malterie in Lille, France; and reissuing their 2008 CD on the Circum-Disc label, Le Gorille.

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Label: Tour de Bras / Circum-Disc
Catalog ID: TDB9062cd / CIDI2202
Squidco Product Code: 32573

Format: 4 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2022
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
CD1 recorded at Spontaneous Music Festival, in Dragon Social Club in Poznan, Poland, on October 2nd 2021, by Bartek Olszewski.

CD2 recorded at Lumen in Budapest, Hungary, on October 6th 2021, by Daavid Tamas Pap.

CD3 recorded at Festival la malterie in Lille, France, on October 10th 2021, by Bertrand Perrot.

CD4 recorded at la malterie, on February 28th 2008, by TOC. Originally released as a CDR on the Circum-Disc label with the title Le Gorille and catalog code microcidi001.


Peter Orins-drums

Ivann Cruz-electric guitar

Jeremie Ternoy-keyboards

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"After classical music study, Peter Orins learns the drums, first in a rock and afro-cuban music school, then at the Conservatoire National de Région of Lille in the jazz section, where he studies with Guy Gilbert, Jean-François Canape, Gérard Marais... He graduates in 1997. In the meantime, he studies musicology at university, improvisation with Fred Van Hove, composition with Jean-Marc Chouvel and Ricardo Mandolini.

Playing jazz from the middle of the 90's, he plays in the bands that will create in 2000 the Circum collective : Impression (for which he composes, became Flu(o) in 2012), Quartet Base, Stefan Orins Trio. He coordinates the Circum collective till its fusion with the CRIME in 2010, and creates the Circum Grand Orchestra, band with the 10 musicians of Circum, for which he composes also occasionally. At the same time Peter Orins get in the CRIME projects, improvised and experimental music collective also based at la malterie in Lille. He plays especially in La Pieuvre, big improvisation orchestra conducted by Olivier Benoit (nowadays Artistic Director of L'Orchestre National de Jazz). It's with the Crime that he'll develop his solo work (drums and electronic with Pure Data application), and improvised and experimental projects with David Bausseron, Laurent Rigaut, Ivann Cruz, Christian Pruvost, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Benjamin Duboc, Yanik Miossec, Falter Bramnk, ... in bands like DBPO, De Nouvelles Erreurs, Signal Box, Electropus, Ternoy/Cruz/Orins (that will become Toc, free-rock progressive band)... In 2006, he leads a french-vietnamese project called Hué/Circum with the support of Region Nord Pas de Calais, which combines 4 musicians from Circum and 3 traditional vietnamese musicians from Hué (tour in Vietnam, Japan and France, from 2006 to 2009). In 2010, he creates a french-japanese quartet with pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpet players Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost, band for which he composes with Satoko Fujii. Several international tours with this band (Japan, Israel, Germany, France, USA, Canada). In 2011, Ivann Cruz, guitar player from Muzzix, and Maciej Garbowski, polish double-bass player, invite him to play in their quartet with the finnish saxophone player Kari Heinila. He also collaborates with theatre, composes for cinema or animation movies, dance... Since the creation of Muzzix in 2010, Peter Orins coordinates the artistic direction of the collective.

He played with : Sophie Agnel, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Benjamin Duboc, Radu Malfati, Steve Dalachinsky, Andrew D'Angelo, Petr Cancura, Josh Sinton, Curtis Hasselbring, Joe Morris, Rene Hart, David Miller, Frank London, Nate Wooley, Renee Baker, Ernest Dawkins, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Michael Zerang, Jacques Di Donato, François Corneloup, Norbert Lucarain, Sylvain Kassap, Alain Vankenhove, Camel Zekri, ..."

-Peter Orins Website (

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"Ivann Cruz : electric guitar

He studied classical guitar and specializes in Jazz and improvise music. He is in possession of a musical degree of Jazz in guitar at the Musical Conservatoty of Lille then a master's degree in musical composition and a master of esthetic and practise of Arts at the University of Lille 3.

He puts a lot of efforts into doing performance, composition and experimentation in solo or through ensembles as electric as numerous : La Pieuvre, Electric Cue, Ventilo, Duo Cruz/Lenglet, One DPI, Feldspath, L'OGR, Arsis, Trio Ternoy/Cruz/Orins.In 2010 he takes part to the Jazzplayeurope (six musicians from six different countries and to an European tour including seven concerts in different european town.

During his training and his activity as a guitar player he meets: Ars Nova Ensemble, Olivier Benoit, Jean-Francois Canape, Mederic Colignon, Laurent Cugny, Philippe Deschepper, Dgiz, Marc Ducret, Guy Gilbert, Michel Godart, Jean-Luc Hervé, Didier Levallet, Thierry Madiot, Ricardo Mandolini, Gérard Marais, Jean Marc Montera, Edward Perraud, Yves Torchinsky, Fred Van Hove...

At the Theatre he works with Interlude T/O, Cendres la Rouge, Thierry Roisin and Bandine Savetier.

His works of creation is characterized by a research on the confrontation between the improvised gesture and the interchangeability of music writing."

-TOC Music (

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Jérémie Ternoy is a French pianist, known for the groups Adoct, Gérard Marais Quartet, Jérémie Ternoy Trio, Magma, Thomas Grimmonprez Trio, TOC, and Vazytouille.

-Discogs (

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track listing:


1 . Dragon 40:11


1. Lumen 41:42


1. Base 43:42


1. Le Nez 17:09

2. Le Torse 14:49

3. La Machoire 9:40
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"TOC "Did It Again", and uses the celebration of fifteen years of sonic ebullition to add a tenth stone to its discographic edifice, a quadruple live album majestically underlined by the fineness of the line of the drawer Jérôme Minard and by the verb of the journalist Petr Slabý.

The trio lives only by the confrontation with its public. After almost two years without being able to hit the road, the musicians are finally leaving in October 2020 for Central Europe for a dozen concerts that are wild and rejuvenating. The joy and the energy of the reunion participate in the instant construction of a raw and uncompromising music, the compulsive obsessions, the repetitive ardour and the noisy and unstructured polyrhythms always present.

Some of these concerts are recorded. The first one, in the incredible setting of the Dragon Social Club in Poznan, during the Spontaneous Music festival gives here the first record, Dragon. Tension and freshness of a first concert, after long hours on the road, joy of the resumption and the reception, in a long evening dedicated to the improvisation and the meeting, the dragon is there, smoking but contained. In the middle of the tour, they arrive in Budapest, at the Lumen club, which gives its name to the second record. Bright but also all in rupture, the trio reinvents a form that it will experiment all this week of concerts... They finish at home, at the malterie in Lille, which takes advantage of this re-entry of (almost) end of pandemic to make a colorful festival. The malterie saw the birth of the group, allowed all the experiments and meetings, real playground and laboratory of creation.

It is also where the first album of Toc was recorded, whose name was still at the time the surnames of the three musicians. Le Gorille, testimony of one of the first concerts of the trio in 2008, will inaugurate the microcidi collection of the label Circum-Disc in 2009. Long out of print, the record is reissued here, the four CDs illustrating 15 years of activism of a trio out of the ordinary, where everything but also nothing has really changed..."-Tour de Bras

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