Alto saxophonist and improviser François Carrier have the ability to find the most compatible
partners and maintain a wide recorded presence all over the world. His rich, deep playing that
blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one’s self has earned him a place in the
Annual International Critic’s Poll of El Intruso 2018, 2017 as well as 2015 and in the DownBeat’s
2013 Best Alto Sax Players List.
In 2001 he won a Juno Award in the Best Contemporary Jazz Album category for his third album
Compassion (Naxos Jazz).
To date, François combines an impressive discography of over thirty internationally acclaimed
albums with legendary musicians such as Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko,
Uri Caine, Jason Moran, Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Sonny Greenwich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John
Edwards, Steve Beresford, Rafal Mazur, etc