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Francois Carrier: Out Of Silence

Read "Out Of Silence" reviewed by Mark Corroto

There is this phenomena that is becoming apparent (at least to me) in the music of free jazz musicians. It is a deep-rooted insecurity. First I thought it was a component of the music, a certain stability in instability. But spinning the latest release from saxophonist François Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert, one gets the sense ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Suoni Per Il Popolo 2017

Read "Suoni Per Il Popolo 2017" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Casa del Popolo, Sala Rossa, La Vitrola
Suoni Per Il Popolo
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 1-24, 2017

This year's edition of the Suoni per il Popolo, or Suoni as it is popularly known, was the 17th since the inception of Mauro Pezzente and Kiva Stimac's Casa del Popolo mini-empire, which also ...

Michel Lambert: Alom Mola

Read "Alom Mola" reviewed by John Eyles

Michel Lambert is probably best known as a jazz and improvising drummer, most familiar from his recordings with fellow Canadian and saxophonist François Carrier, made since the turn of the millennium. However, there are other sides to Lambert that are not immediately obvious from that work. He has released several albums of his own compositions on ...

Francois Carrier: The Joy of Being

Read "The Joy of Being" reviewed by John Sharpe

Canadian reedman Francois Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert enjoy a fertile alliance. They first met back in 1998, when they invited the great Dewey Redman to join them. Since then they've waxed no fewer than 12 discs either in duet or together with other guests and collaborators. On The Joy Of Being they team up with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francois Carrier: Freedom is Space for the Spirit

Read "Freedom is Space for the Spirit" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Saxophonist Francois Carrier had quite a week in late May of 2014. It began when he and his long-time percussionist Michel Lambert played with bassist John Edwards and pianist Steve Beresford at the Vortex Jazz Club in London on May 25th and ended with the duo performing with acoustic bassist Rafal Mazur at the Alchemia Jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francois Carrier: The Joy of Being

Read "The Joy of Being" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Continuing their world travels, the team of reedman Francois Carrier and percussionist Michel Lambert again meet acoustic bassist Rafal Mazur, almost a year to the day from the recording of Unknowable at the Alchemia Jazz Klub in Krakow, Poland to create The Joy Of Being.

Much of what can be said about “spontaneous" jazz in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Francois Carrier: OUTgoing

Read "OUTgoing" reviewed by Budd Kopman

In the realm of Western music, the role of the performer has been rather circumscribed. In Classical music, the composer is king and the range of “allowed" expression rather limited.

For most of its history, jazz performers relied on tunes as the basis for their improvisations, and thus, the composer (or tunesmith) was still ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

François Carrier: Unknowable

Read "Unknowable" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The mystery of spontaneously created music is most certainly “unknowable," but saxophonist François Carrier has shown himself to be completely at home facing, and embracing, the unknown.

Unknowable finds Carrier and his long-time percussionist Michel Lambert meeting acoustic bass guitarist Rafal Mazur at the Alchemia Jazz Klub on June 1, 2014 at the recommendation ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Michel Lambert Releases "Journal Des Episodes 2"

Michel Lambert Releases "Journal Des Episodes 2"

MONTREAL, QC — On November 18, 2014, Jazz from Rant will release the latest recording by jazz composer, drummer and artist Michel Lambert, entitled Journal des Episodes II. The epic musical journey continues with 97 new episodes! Journal des Épisodes is a series of compositions from a year long daily musical diary created by Michel Lambert, originally containing 366 short musical compositions for orchestra. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lonely Universe Re-issue

Lonely Universe Re-issue

MONTREAL, QC (CANADA) — On June 18, 2014, Jazz from Rant will re-issue their pivotal recording, Lonely Universe, à la plage, one of the first recordings produced on the label, originally released in 1993. It features Jeannette Lambert performing her poetry along with Michel Lambert, drums, and Michael White, trumpet (who had performed as a duo called ...