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All' Alba


  • 1. Karuna
    2. Entrance
    3. Lekh Leka
    4. Enfants du Ciel
    5. L'Etang
    6. Don't Mind / Jeu
    7. As Crazy As
    8. All' Alba
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 176

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Full performer name: Francois Carrier Trio/Uri Caine.
    Francois Carrier Trio: Francois Carrier (alto saxophone); Pierre Cote (bass); Michel Lambert (drums).
    Additional personnel: Uri Caine (piano).
    Alto saxophonist Franois Carrier has put together a compelling group of original compositions for this studio meeting with pianist Uri Caine, bassist Pierre Ct, and drummer Michel Lambert. The intriguing opener, "Karuna," never follows a predictable path, always conveying an air of mystery in a blend of post-bop and avant-garde. Lambert introduces "Entrance 3" with a furious solo, with a delayed entrance by Carrier and Caine playing in unison in a insistent military cadence before the piece takes flight into pure improvisation. Both "Enfants de Ciel" (with Carrier strongly suggesting the influence of John Coltrane) and "Jeu" (built upon a series of strident exchanges between the musicians) were improvised on the spot. The title of the tense "As Crazy As" may suggests schizophrenia, but the quartet's seeming chaos has a method to its madness. This is superb music by advanced musicians who refuse to settle for the status quo. ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (2/04, p.144) - "[A]nother unassuming yet incendiary blowing date, and cheers to that..."
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