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Marc Ducret was born in Paris, France in 1957, and began his professional career as a self-taught musician in 1975, playing with dance bands, folklore groups and singers and doing a lot of studio work. Interested in a very wide range of styles and instruments (acoustic and electric 12-string guitars, oud, fretless and baritone guitars), Ducret was a member of the first National Jazz Orchestra in France in 1986, and also led his own trio which gave many concerts and performed in numerous festivals in France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Africa, India, and Japan. Ducret also performed with Larry Schneider, David Friedmann, Michel Portal, Joachim Kuhn, Franco Ambrosetti, Didier Lockwood, Eric Barret, Miroslav Vitous, Enrico Rava, Adam Nussbaum, Django Bates, David Sanborn, Joey Baron, Michel Godard and others. Since 1991, his collaboration with saxophonist Tim Berne has made Ducret one of the few European musicians regularly playing overseas

The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Fantastic Mrs.10; Surface Noise; Rolo; Dear Friend; The Amazing Mr. 7; Third Option; Rose Colored Assive.

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Chad Taylor Trio, Rob Burke & Jeff Albert

Read "Chad Taylor Trio, Rob Burke & Jeff Albert" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

A look at some of the early music and the lives of two recently departed free jazz greats, Giuseppi Logan and Henry Grimes is this episode's feature. From New Orleans, new tunes from trombonist Jeff Albert, Aussie saxophonist Rob Burke and trumpeter Paul Williamson, Chicago guitarist Tim Stine and drummer Chad Taylor and his trio are ...

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James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor, Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret and more

Read "James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor,  Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret and more" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Mark this one down on your “must-get" list: Live in Willisau by saxophonist James Brandon Lewis and drummer Chad Taylor. It's on Intakt Records, captured live at the annual Willisau Festival in Switzerland. Excellent recording, one that zooms to my favourites of 2020 list. This episode is filled with music from new releases from pianist Alexander ...

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Read "The Fantastic Mrs. 10" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Ci sono due novità nella sesta uscita discografica a nome Snakeoil. La prima è il debutto su Intakt, etichetta svizzera indipendente dedicata all'improvvisazione spesso radicale e all'avanguardia, apparentemente assai distante dall'estetica ECM, label presso la quale gli Snakeoil di Tim Berne debuttarono nell'ormai lontano 2012. La seconda riguarda la formazione che partita come quartetto, con la ...

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Read "The Fantastic Mrs. 10" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Saxophonist Tim Berne figured out what he wanted to do early on, with albums like Ancestors (Soul Note, 1983), Nice Winter ( Winter & Winter, 1993), Science Friction (Screwgun, 2002) and Snake Oil (ECM Records, 2012)--to pick one representative recording per decade from a jam-packed discography. “I'm doing the same thing I've been doing from the ...

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It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we focus on the art of the duo. A challenging format as one does neither have the complete freedom of a solo nor the support of a larger band. Yet, in the hands of the right artists, it can produce magical music. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme ...

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil: The Fantastic Mrs. 10

Read "The Fantastic Mrs. 10" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Imagine Tim Berne as the lead in the 1980's' American television series The A-Team, declaring: “I love it when a plan comes together!" He must return to that catchphrase every time his ensemble Snakeoil finishes a recording. After four outings on Manfred Eicher's ECM Records, the previous being Incidentals (2017), he moves his A-Team to Intakt ...

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Mário Costa with Marc Ducret & Benoit Delbeq: Oxy Patina

Read "Oxy Patina" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Nascent Portuguese drummer Mario Costa fronts a wily and power-packed supergroup with the addition of French musicians Marc Ducret and keyboardist Benoit Delbecq on this audiophile quality album that could also be useful for demoing high-end stereo equipment. More importantly, the kaleidoscopic disposition of this trio spans pensive intricacies, booming cadenzas, otherworldly spatial effects, swirling ostinatos ...

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Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1

Read "Enrico Rava: Five Decades of Jazz - The Co-leader and Sideman Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

After focusing on Enrico Rava's discography as leader, this week we explore his more than five decades of work as co-leader and sideman. The statuture of an artist can be measured not only through the albums s/he has recorded but also by the caliber of the musicians he has played with. There are not ...


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