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Francois Raulin Trio: Trois Plans Sur La Comete

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From the opening moments of this recording, it becomes apparent that this trio’s mission statement blends homogenized elements of classical and chamber-jazz with astutely fabricated improvisational strategies. Here and throughout, saxophonist Francois Corneloup and pianist Francois Raulin engage in a series of briskly enacted unison choruses. Bassist Bruno Chevillon’s somber arco-bass patterns and meticulously crafted single note lines symbolize a bit more than an assumed role. This outing signifies a sequence of beguiling frameworks, consisting of dashingly conveyed opuses and cunningly implemented time signatures. Furthermore, the band’s transparent morphing of various genres looms as one of its primary keys to success.

On “Soho,” the artistes generate stunning imagery thanks to a series of boiling undercurrents where Corneloup simply ravages his baritone sax as his associates pursue a shroud of uncertainty! “Ressords” features Comeloup’s angular attack and gritty tone, while Raulin responds to the saxophonist’s jagged statements with nicely timed chord clusters. The musicians meld romantic notions with frisky interplay, although they successfully attain an equilibrium that bridges the gap between classical-like austerity and controlled mayhem. And whether the music appears to be introspective or playful, the instrumentalists cover quite a bit of terrain with their immensely optimistic demeanor. Recommended!!

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Track Listing: 1.L.S. Drive 2.Soho 3.Chant 4.Calligraphes 5.Trois Plans Sur La Comete 6.Ressords 7.Les Graines 8.Leopold Danse 9.Song For Olme 10.Zappels 11.En Bateau Dans La Foret 12.Hello Georges 13.Legere Houle

Personnel: Francois Raulin: piano

Title: Trois Plans Sur La Comete | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Hat Hut Records

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