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Freboeuf, Didier / Jean-Luc Petit: Crusts <i>[Used Item]</i> (Fou Records)

An open-minded duet between French pianist Didier Fréboeuf, also performing on clavietta and objects, and tenor & sopranino saxophonist and contrabass clarinetist Jean-Luc Petit, in an improvisatory exploration of three crusts--"Bark", "Scab" and "Crisp"--music of impressive, creative dexterity that balances scrabbly playing with introspection around each crusty littoral.
 

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Didier Freboeuf-piano, keyboards, objects

Jean-Luc Petit-tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone, contrabass clarinet


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UPC: 3491570064924

Label: Fou Records
Catalog ID: FR-CD 48
Squidco Product Code: 34371

Format: CD
Condition: VG
Released: 2023
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded live at L'Impromptu, in Bordeaux, France, on November 11th, 2022, by Jean-Marc Foussat.

This is a USED (previously owned) item

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Previously played Squidco store copy, used for cataloging and samples, in excellent condition.

"Piano and reeds duet. More precisely, Didier Fréboeuf, the pianist, is also credited for clavietta and objects and the prompter Jean-Luc Petit, tenor and sopranino sax as well as contrabass clarinet. Three Crusts (literal translation crusts) entitled Bark (16:44), or bark, Scab (12:14) or scab... or crust and Crisp (16:03), or crispy. Not badly chosen titles compared to the improvised music that they play towards each other: these two do not stay on the surface of things. They work in depth on their exchanges by developing a nice variety of playing modes both on the keyboard and in the strings and on the reeds.

I appreciate the dry and biting, elliptical and contemporary playing of Jean-Luc Petit on tenor sax through different phases of playing compared to the concise work on the rhythmic approach and touch of Didier Fréboeuf, a musician who is both experienced in terms of harmonies and Schoenbergian knowledge put into practice spontaneously (Bark).

The second improvisation is a bit of a challenge of "opposites": faced with ten fingers and two hands handling the keyboard and all their possibilities, the prompter chose to mouth his enormous contrabass clarinet more conducive to creating strange sounds than to articulate agile melodic phrases given the great "gravity" of the instrument. Based on mutual listening, imagination and the taste for sound from the very bass buzzing to the extreme high notes of harmonics difficult to control of this extraordinary clarinet, a fruitful dialogue is created over the minutes.

It's quite the opposite in Crisp where Jean-Luc Petit blows into his very voluble sopranino sax of which he masters the technique and the pitches of each note. It ends up coloring, saturating/squeaking the reed and the tube and making his playing jump beyond keys and distended intervals in the face of the pianist's moving and complex ostinatos and cadences. The game of cat and mouse or the frolics of a will-o'-the-wisp squirrel among the bark and dead leaves strewn on the ground in search of nuts, chestnuts and hazelnuts, the bark of which it rejects to nibble on or he gathers them together to hide them under leaves and moss until winter, in order to have more than one trick up his sleeve like our two improvisers. We think we can hear him chomping at the bit at the end when Fréboeuf's fingers slide over the thin threaded coil of the grand piano strings."-Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg, translated by Google


Artist Biographies

Didier Frébœuf, born 1962, France and currently living in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, is an improvising pianist, a member of the groups Blues in My Kitchen, Mox Quartet, Nouvelle assemblée sonore d'Aquitaine, Stratusphunk, Trio Ifriqiya. He also works with other keyboards and objects, and performs inside and out of the piano. He has released his own solo album Piano Sounds, and has recorded as a duo with Bruno Tocanne, and in a trio with Christiane Bopp & Didier Lasserre.

-Squidco 1/12/2024

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"Jean-Luc Petit

Saxophones sopranino, alto and baritone, clarinet double bass

Born on 22 November 1954

Alongside his studies at the School of Art in Angoulême, he began learning saxophones and clarinets in a self-taught way. His decisive encounters with first the composer Etienne Rolin and later Kent Carter reinforces him in the idea of ​​becoming a musician. He collaborated for a long time with Etienne Rolin and founded the Trio EVER with him and participated in his many other projects. He meets composer and improviser François Rossé , plays quartet with Kent Carter and meets Kent Carter , musicians like Olivier Johnson , Jean-Jacques Avenel , Takashi Kako , Carlos Zingaro , Glenn Ferris ...

He composes music for the theater and participates with the actor and poet Daniel Crumb in several shows "The small studies of self" , "Love is a dog of hell" on poems of Charles Bukowski , ...

From the beginning improvisation is at the center of his practice and his preoccupations. He performed solo and formed several duets with Benjamin Duboc , Mathias Pontévia , Didier Lasserre , pianist Didier Fréboeuf , trombonist Christiane Bopp , founded with Fabrice Favriou and Adrien Monteiro "Rossignol Genocide", participated in the Orchestra "Le Lobe" Directed by Claire Bergerault , has multiplied the recontres with musicians such as Eric Brochard , Louis-Michel Marion , Claude Parle , Daunik Lazro , Jean-Marc Foussat , Joel Grip , Makoto Sato , Jean-Luc Cappozzo -Brice Godet , etc ...

"I believe that music is formed in time and finds its fulfillment. Programming, defining, schematizing, improvising are the different and not contradictory ways of accompanying the growth of an organism that, like every living thing, is born, grows , Becomes individualized and extinct.The necessity of the ephemeral is the credibility of the form: I do not know the aesthetics of the piece globally, but only the form of a fragment which reproduces constantly as it transforms itself. "

Franco Donatoni"

-Jean-Luc Petit Website (translated by Google) (http://jeanlucpetit.name/spip.php?article10)
1/12/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Bark 16:46

2. Scab 12:15

3. Crisp 16:04

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