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Bardeau / Couratier / Lecinte / Lemaire: Quaturo Machaut (Ayler)

Taking their name from composer Guillaume de Machaut, Quentin Biardeau directs his saxophone quartet as they reinterpret his 1365 polyphonic mass "Messe de Nostre Dame", using the resonance of the the Abbey of Noirlac, France to enhance these beautifully paced compositions.
 

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Quentin Biardeau-tenor saxophone, director

Simon Couratier-baritone saxophone

Francis Lecointe-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone

Gabriel Lemaire-alto saxophone, baritone saxophone


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UPC: 7320470171516

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: AYLCD-147
Squidco Product Code: 21389

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at the Abby de Noirlac in Bruere-Allichamps, France between May 8th and 11th, 2015

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Quentin Biardeau and the Quatuor Machaut offer a re-visit as well as a set of 'extensions' to Guillaume de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, the masterpiece and apotheosis of 14th century polyphonic music.

The quartet has been focusing its work on the exploration of timbres, textures, tones and dynamics, as well as sensations and feelings induced by this musical work that leaves considerable room for freedom and improvisation to all four musicians within a rich harmonic framework.

The result, at the intersection of the sacred and spectral music, offers the listener a mystical experience."-Ayler Records


Artist Biographies

"Quentin Biardeau is not old since he was born in 1988, he is saxophonist, composer, arranger, interpreter, improviser and co-founder of Tricollectif. He studied at the Conservatoire d'Orléans with F.Lecointe, F.Juranville, O.Perrin, and then at the Conservatoire de Paris for jazz with JC.Richard, E.Spanyi, J.Quitzke ... He studied writing At the conservatory of Aubervilliers near T.Lacôte."

-Tricollectif Website (translated by Google) (http://www.tricollectif.fr/quentin-biardeau/)
2/16/2024

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"Gabriel Lemaire is a French musician born March 8, 1989. He is a saxophonist (viola and baritone), clarinetist (sib and viola), improviser and composer.

His musical apprenticeship included Bertrand Dubreuil, Jean-Charles Richard, Francis Lecointe, Guillaume Orti and Hayden Chisholm.

He is currently involved in many projects ranging from SOLO to large orchestra. Among them, the YA SO MA trio, the ARQUES / LEMAIRE duo, the MACHAUT saxophone quartet, the MAÂT ensemble, MARCEL AND SOLANGE, WALABIX and the GRAND ORCHESTRE du TRICOT. In addition, he works according to the meetings in the theater (company THE BIRDS MAL HABILLES), the dance (BRUISSEMENT DE PELLES) and the performance (PETITE NATURE).

He co-founded the BATISSEURS DE PONTS collective, a collective organizing concerts of improvised music every week in Orléans, as well as the TRICOLLECTIF, bringing together musicians from Orléans and Paris around improvised music.

He plays and has played with Sophie Agnel, Guillaume Aknine, Eric Amrofel, Yves Arques, Jean Aussanaire, Quentin Biardeau, Samuel Blaser, Richard Bohringer, Joao Camoes, Theo Ceccaldi, Valentin Ceccaldi, Adrien Chennebault, Quentin Conrate, Fran Cossavella, Simon Couratier , Alexis Coutureau, Stéphane Decolly, Fidel Fourneyron, Anouck Genthon, Frank Gratkowski, Dimitri Hatton, Leo Jassef, Liz Kosack, Théo Lanau, William Laudinat, Nicolas Larmignat, Francis Lecointe, Bart Maris, Anton Mobin, Christopher Monniot, Roberto Negro, Satchie Noro, Poline Renou, Akosh Szelevényi Florian Satché Arthur Simonini, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer Luis Vicente, Luise Volkmann, Stephen Ziemniak.

He has performed in France and abroad on many stages, including the Théâtre du Châtelet, the festival Weather, Jazz à Vienne, Jazz Europa, Jazz Nevers, Detours de Babel, Petit Faucheux, Paris Jazz Festival, Jazz at La Défense, AJMI, Jazz Luberon, Jazzdor, Chinon Jazz Festival, Charlie Free, National Stage Malakoff, National Scene of Orleans, Ghent Hot Club, Porto Hot Club, Salao do Brazil in Coimbra, De Werf ..."

-Gabriel Lemaire Website (Translated by Google) (http://www.gabriel-lemaire.fr/bio/)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Kyrie 8:35

2. Solus 9:16

3. Gloria 10:24

4. Sanctus 4:19

5. Christie 7:34

6. Credo 7:11

7. Ite Missa Est 2:03

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