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Durio Zibethinus (Quentin Biardeau / Valentin Ceccaldi): Poissons Frais (BeCoq)

Saxophonist Quentin Biardeau and cellist Valentin Ceccalid, also on percussion, are Durio Zibethinus, a duo from Orleans, France using traditional and unusual instruments to present unique free improvisations balancing powerful technique and just plain creative fun.

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Label: BeCoq
Catalog ID: BeCoq02
Squidco Product Code: 21743

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on August 21, 2012 by Mathieu Pion.


Quentin Biardeau-alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, percussion, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, painting

Valentin Ceccaldi-cello, percussion

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"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."

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"Valentin Ceccaldi was born on February 3, 1989. He had the opportunity to study with Raphaële Semezis, Florian Lauridon, Joëlle Léandre, Vincent Courtois, Elise Dabrowski, Pascal Contet, PRINT and Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer. He regularly performs with Marcel & Solange (Third Group Prize at La Défense 2011), Théo Ceccaldi Trio (winner of Orléans'Jazz 2011, finalist of the Jazz Springboard in Vienna 2011), Walabix (winner Orléans'Jazz 2009, , MÃ © dic Collignon Quartet + Strings (project around King Crimson), Eric Amrofel Trio, Toons (Marcel & Solange + Theo Ceccaldi Trio) and Durio Zibethinus (acoustic duet). He multiplied the collaborations in universes ranging from classical music (Orchestra of Orleans, Orchestra of the Opéra de Massy) to the song (Emel Mathlouthi, Stéphan Rizon, Céline Mastrorelli, Al) , The badly dressed birds). In 2010, he co-founded The Builders of Bridges, a collective of improvisers based on Orléans."

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track listing:

1. Carpe 15:47

2. Porte-Epee Nain 4:50

3. Gardon 6:07

4. Sillure-Spatule Esturgeon 9:36

5. Amie Chauve 3:49
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"Fresh Fish (Poissons Frais) is the first album by Durio Zibethinus, a duo of two young musicians from Orleans with saxophonist Quentin Biardeau (saxophone soprano, alto, tenor, clarinet, recorder, sax, percussion, mt-11 casiotone, cassette recorder) Cellist Valentin Ceccaldi (cello, prepared bass drum, electric vocal guide, piano with blades, dan-bau, pvc tube). Looking at the instrumentation, we can think of art together of Chicago. And not without reason in fact. For Durio Zibethinus does not hide his roots free jazz and jazz on one side: suraigus to sax, free bass line, blast to percussion.

But in addition, the duo shows a freedom and an opening that are in the tradition of the aeoc: the musicians do not hesitate to use non-traditional instruments, sometimes poor, sometimes incongruous, and especially they 'Hesitate to explore the sound as such as on "Carpe" and "Sillure-spatula sturgeon" or to refer to jazz at other times. Then by listening to "Gardon", I think with the FMP130 of the trio Brotzmann / Van Hove / Bennink with the shocking use of the big prepared and the piano with blades, with of course a tenor in great form and very energetic.

Durio Zibethinus balances the use of power, melodies, and sound exploration with creativity and energy. During the five plays, what is nice is that the duo always explores music in an organic way, whether the duo explores long notes held and bumble bees, or plays on energy and powerful dynamics, The two musicians are together, and of course, their sound too. Beautiful free jazz contemporary, which manages to be inventive without hiding or denying its origins."-

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Improvised Music
Free Improvisation
European Improvisation, Composition and Experimental Forms
Trio Recordings

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