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Play 10:01
Le Marais 09:40
Insomnie 10:38
Ballet 09:03
Ink 09:58
Unloaded 05:38


It may not come as a complete surprise to listeners who have been following Canadian saxophonist François Carrier's work, but his new trio record has a very odd sense of coherence. It's odd for two reasons: one, because Play was compiled from a total of seven different appearances during the trio's 2000 Canadian tour, at locations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia; two, because most of the recording (six of eight tracks) consists of fully improvised music. Somehow all those stops on the road hang together quite nicely when the deed is done.


released June 1, 2004

Recorded live in October and November 2000 during a Canadian tour.
François Carrier : alto sax
Michel Lambert : drums
Pierre Côté : double bass
© 2004 ColyaKooMusic / SOCAN
℗ 2004 482 Music


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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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