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This is the first (double) CD by François Carrier in Leo Records catalogue. “He is one of Québec’s (and Canada’s) essential musical voices, a saxophonist who has combined commitment and discipline with intuition and inspiration to gradually realize an arresting musical vision, one that is compounded of free-jazz traditions and a compellingly personal melodic invention. On Happening, Carrier combines both long-standing and fresh musical partnerships with free improvisation and contrasting tonal systems to reach levels of sometimes startling immediacy”

(Stuart Broomer).


released May 1, 2006

François Carrier : alto and soprano saxophones
Mat Maneri : viola
Uwe Neumann : sitar, sanza, ektara and Indian talking drum
Pierre Côté : double-bass
Michel Lambert : drums

Recorded Live at GESÙ in Montreal on April 8, 2005.
© 2006 ColyaKooMusic / SOCAN
℗ 2006 FMR Records


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François Carrier Montreal, Québec

Alto sax, free jazz, improv music, avant-garde, François Carrier was recently selected in the Annual International Critic’s Poll El Intruso 2018, 2017 and 2015. He was also selected in the DownBeat’s Reader Poll 2013 in the Best Alto Sax Players Lists.

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