Daunik Lazro – baritone & alto sax | Jean-François Pauvros – electric guitars | Roger Turner – drums & percussion
All music by Lazro (SACEM), Pauvros (SACEM) and Turner (PRS). Tracks 1 and 2 recorded live at INSTANTS CHAVIRÉS (Montreuil) by Jean-Marc Foussat and Dominique Pauvros on 7th November 2008. Tracks 3 and 4 recorded live at festival JAZZ EN FRANCHE-COMTÉ (Besançon) by Jean-Marc Foussat on June 30th 2010. Edited and mixed by Jean-Marc Foussat. Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios. Design by Oskaras Anosovas. Produced by Danas Mikailionis. Co-producer – Valerij Anosov
Tracklist Side A: 1. Morsure 2. White dirt 3. En nage Tracklist Side B: 1. En nage (continues) 2. The eye
The French saxophonist Daunik Lazro combines a tart, piercing tone with a quick mind and a flexible philosophy of music-making. His professional start was in bassist Saheb Sarbib’s orchestra, a relationship he maintained through most of the ’70s, which included three recordings. His first steps playing his own music involved a radical resizing of the cast on-stage, going from orchestra playing to solo saxophone concerts and duets. In the ’80s, he busily played with many on the European improvised music scene, including bassist Jean Jacques Avenel, cellist Tristan Honsinger, violinist Carlos Zingaro, drummer Christian Rollet, and saxophonist Evan Parker, among others. In the mid-’80s, Lazro expanded his partnerships to include dance and theater projects, including work with the Company of the Chance.
He formed a particularly fine trio in 1987 with fellow saxophonist Michel Doneda and the brilliant ppercussionistLê Quan Ninh, playing at many of the major European festivals and also touring in Canada. Duets with the American free improviser Joe McPhee are a 1991 discographical highlight, during a period when Lazro also began playing viola. In 1993, he started his own orchestra as well as a quartet called Outlaws in Jazz with Jac Berrocal, Didier Levallet, and Dennis Charles. In 1995, he toured Europe in a triple-threat combination with both McPhee and Parker, and the former artist also joined him in a quartet the following year with the superb British contrabassist Paul Rogers. In the late ’90s, he continued involvement with a series of orchestra projects, often as a guest soloist. — Eugene Chadbourne
A guitarist with an inimitable technique is not entirely unknown on the New York scene. He has composed and played with musicians such as Elliot Sharp – Arto Lindsay – Jonathan Kane – Rhys Chatam… His taste for musical and human encounters, which lead him to form the most improbable and cosmopolitan groups’ can only find and maintain its unity when subtended by a style and an original and continuous inspiration. This is why, beyond his records and beyond his solo productions, he shares the risk of the “Corps et cordes” improvisation with Anne Dreyfus.
I can only play with anxious, feverish musicians in love.
J. F. Pauvros
Roger Turner | Photo by Gérard Rouy
grew up amongst the canterbury musical life of the 1960’s with a strong jazz foundation. since 1974 work has been concentrated on exploring a more personal percussion language through the processes of improvisation. solo work, collaborations with experimental rock musics & open – form song, extensive work with dance, film and visual art, involvements in numerous jazz-based ensembles, & workshop residencies have formed part of that development. mostly, however, the pleasures & discoveries have been in music-making with many of the finest european & international musicians in ad-hoc & group improvising collaborations including alan silva, cecil taylor, henry grimes, derek bailey, evan parker, keith rowe, toshinori kondo, irene schweitzer, joelle leandre… tours & concerts have been throughout europe, australia, canada, u.s.a., mexico, china and japan, and have included such remote places as the arctic. working currently in konk pack ( with tim hodgkinson & thomas lehn), duo w/ annette peacock, the josef nadj dance project, the recedents ( with lol coxhill & mike cooper),the phil minton quartet, the trio with michel doneda and john russell, the duos with john russell, phil minton… numerous recordings…
Daunik Lazro | Jean-François Pauvros | Roger Turner | Photo by Gérard Rouy
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