Didier Petit | Alexandre Pierrepont | Passages – A Road Record – Woodstock – New York – Chicago – Los Angeles | RougeArt Jazz

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Didier Petit: cello, voice | Alexandre Pierrepont: poetic serial, voice with in Woodstock – Marilyn Crispell: piano | in New York – Andrea Parkins: electornic accordion & effects, laptop electronics, amplified objects, Gerald Cleaver: drums, percussion, Matt Bauder: tenor saxophone, Joe Morris: guitar | in Chicago – Jim Baker: analog synthesizer, Nicole Mitchell: flute, Hal Rammel: amplified pallet, Hamid Drake: tar, Michael Zerang: darabukka | in Los Angeles – François Houle: clarinet, Michael Dessen: trombone, Larry Ochs: tenor saxophone, Kamau Daáood: voice

Recording: Woodstock: Chris Andersen, Nevessa Production, May 17th 2011. New York: Leon Dorsey, Leon Lee Dorsey Studio, May 22nd 2011. Chicago: Andrew Hernandez, Soma Studio, May 31st & June 1st 2011. Los Angeles: Wayne Peet, Killzone Music-Newzone, June 6th 2011. Editing: Didier Petit. Mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne, France. Liner notes: Yves Citton. Photos: Michel Dorbon, Rob Mazurek, APDP. Cover design: Max Schoendorff. Cover realization: David Bourguignon, URDLA. Producer: Michel Dorbon

Tracklist: 1. passage (with M. Crispell) (5:18) 2. la Reine Rêve Rouge (with A. Parkins) (3:57) 3. les ciseaux de l’air et de l’eau (with G. Cleaver) (5:22) 4. l’alphabet de leur rayures (with M. Bauder & J. Mo (4:46) 5. sous l’arbre en pleine mer (with J. Baker) (5:35) 6. Déesse-Allégresse (with N. Mitchell) (5:30) 7. des griffes, des racines, des pierres (with H. Ram (1:40) 8. vendanges (with H. Drake & M. Zerang) (4:42) 9. il faut descendre plus au Sud (with H. Rammel) (2:30) 10. écluse (with F. Houle) (6:09) 11. le gîte et le couvert (with M. Dessen) (3:15) 12. Crâne-Sablier (with L. Ochs) (4:00) 13. je lis sur toutes les lèvres (with K. Daaood & L. (4:13)

Didier Petit | Alexandre Pierrepont | Passages - A Road Record - Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles | rougeart jazz

Nicole Mitchell, Didier Petit, Chicago, May 2011

Lawrence Butch Morris developed the concept of “conduction”

to account for a mode of Instant Composition based on the creative freedom of the players stimulated by the gestures of a central conductor. AP/DP, with this cd, invent the practice of musical transduction. Just like the French language is not “translated” but transducted into Kamau Daáood’s unique prosody, DP’s cello does not “translate” the playing of a thumb piano, an oud or a kora: all of these instruments, all of their phrasings electrify his playing from the inside, they are transducted into the cello. Similarly, DP’s vocal cords do not “translate” what his fingers perform on the strings: both are electrified by a common current, alternating and direct. The astonishing fluidity of this complex meshwork of influences qualifies AP/DP as “Super-transductors”: through this cd, one hears not only a whole family of giant cello players (Abdul Wadud, Robert Een, Tom Cora, Ernst Reijseger, Peggy Lee, Hank Roberts), but also a long history of lyrical surrealism (from Lautréamont to Henri Michaux), and the widest range of traditions in ethnomusicology (from Africa to the Middle East, through classical Europe and Amerindian singing)… …Be prepared to be transducted, transformed and elated. — Yves Citton, excerpt from the liner notes

Didier Petit | Alexandre Pierrepont | Passages - A Road Record - Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles | rougeart jazz

Didier Petit | Alexandre Pierrepont | Passages - A Road Record - Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles | rougeart jazz

Didier Petit | Alexandre Pierrepont | Passages - A Road Record - Woodstock - New York - Chicago - Los Angeles | rougeart jazz

 

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