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Alexey Lapin

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We can say very little about the music we play. The music itself could say much more about us. Why is it interesting to know where we are from, who we are, when were we born, and so on, if you come to listen to music? Destiny is a strange thing too… We could do something, but we can't. We could be somewhere, but we are not. And what will be the last point in our life? No one knows. So what is the point of talking about ourselves? ...It's better to play... Meanwhile, I love to play free jazz and all that's beyond it. Before I played hard bop. Some of my projects still sound like hard bop. But the thoughts run outside of standards

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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 ...

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Three From Intonema

Read "Three From Intonema" reviewed by John Eyles


When the ninth and tenth releases on St. Petersburg's Intonema label were released, it was noteworthy that neither of them featured a Russian musician, despite the label's catalogue previously featuring such notable Russians as saxophonist Ilia Belorukov, bass guitarist Mikhail Ershov and pianist Alexey Lapin alongside a distinguished cast of fine overseas players. Happily, the label's ...

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Bystrov/Bledsoe/Lapin: Triologue

Read "Triologue" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


American flautist and educator Helen Bledsoe resides in Cologne, Germany, and is a prominent improviser on the global circuit. She aligns with Russians, pianist Alexey Lapin and clarinetist Vlady Bystrov, for a soundscape that defies stringent categorizations but touches on avant-Chamber, free-jazz, and is embedded in dense montages, as they explore numerous possibilities and outcomes. Recorded ...

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Shoreditch, London, December 2011: One great gig, two fine albums

Read "Shoreditch, London, December 2011: One great gig, two fine albums" reviewed by John Eyles


In December 2011, French-Canadian alto saxophonist François Carrier was approaching the end of a six-month sabbatical visit to London, sponsored by Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec. On December 6, Carrier played a gig at The Vortex to launch his album Inner Spire (Leo, 2011) recorded the previous year in Russia with his long-time drummer ...

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In Motion

Label: Leo Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. This Grand? - 17:50; 2. Is He… - 6:57; 3. All of a Sudden - 6:44; 4. About to Go - 10:16; 5. Love in Space - 5:12 I brani sono interamente improvvisati.

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Francois Carrier - Michel Lambert - Alexey Lapin: In Motion

Read "In Motion" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Questo CD dal vivo è frutto di un tour russo degli affiatati canadesi Francois Carrier e Michel Lambert, nel corso del quale i due ebbero modo di incontrare il pianista Alexey Lapin, registrando assieme ben tre lavori, di cui questo - tratto da un concerto del 21 dicembre 2010 a San Pietroburgo - è l'ultimo dopo ...

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Thomas Buckner / Edyta Fil / Ilia Belorukov / Alexey Lapin / Juho Laitinen: Bewitched Concert

Read "Bewitched Concert" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


Bewitched Concert was recorded by an international quintet at the Experimental Sound Gallery on November 6th, 2009. The original concept was to record the concert in two sets--the first featuring a flute solo by Edyta Fil, and the second, a group improvisation with Fil, pianist Alexey Lapin and saxophonist Ilia Belorukov. Plans changed when singer Thomas ...

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Francois Carrier Trio Live in Russia

Read "Francois Carrier Trio Live in Russia" reviewed by John Eyles


Back in September, the review of Inner Spire (Leo, 2011) by the Québec duo of alto saxophonist Francois Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert with Russian pianist Alexey Lapin, closed with the words “This is an impressive debut from a fine trio. Let us hope a sequel follows soon." Shortly after that review appeared, news ...


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