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Alto saxophonist, composer and improviser
Alto saxophonist, composer and improvisers
Alto saxophonist, composer and improviser
Alto saxophonist, composer and improviser

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Alto saxophone, composer and improviser…

…François Carrier ranked among the DownBeat’s Reader Poll 2013 for Best Alto Sax Players List. In 2001 he was awarded the Juno Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” for his album Compassion on Naxos Jazz.

So far, François has released 30 albumss on labels such as Justin-Time Records, Spool Records, Leo Records (UK), FMR Records (UK), Ayler Records (France), Naxos Jazz, 482 Music (NY, USA) and Not Two (Poland).

He has played and recorded with jazz giants such as Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Sonny Greenwich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Edwards, Rafal Mazur and many others. He has been a long time collaborator with drummer Michel Lambert. Together, Michel and François have toured numerously in Europe, Asia and Canada. He has participated in many jazz festivals around the world, including the “Festival de Jazz de Montreux”, Jazz à Vienne in France, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazzmandu Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, to name a few. François stayed six months at the Quebec Studio in Rome in 2002 and six months at the Quebec Studio in London UK in 2011 where he composed and develop more exiting projects.

New tours are scheduled for spring and autumn 2015.

Nota Bene :

iO just came out on FMR and UNKNOWABLE on Not Two records. A public appearance of his new Free Opera is in preparation for 2016/2017 in London and St. Petersburg.

“Every life form in the universe is a source of vibration, hence music. So let’s sing, dance and play to the sounds of Life.”


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Concerts récents 

François Carrier, Alexey Lapin, Michel Lambert, May 29, 2014.


François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur, Alchemia Klub, Krakow, June 1st, 2014.


Jazz and Improvised

Something In the Air : Skilful Eastern European Musicians are No Polish Joke : Since the realignment of East and West after the fall of the Berlin Wall, musicians of every stripe have found new playing opportunities and partners. In the former Soviet countries, one...

Carrier Lambert Kruglov Sandomirsky

François Carrier & MIchel Lambert featuring Alexey Kruglov & Grigory Sandomirsky : Live @ Alexeï Kozlov Club in Moscow, Russia, June 1st 2015. Video by Koslov Club Sound by François...

The mystery of Unknowable

François Carrier: Unknowable (2015) By BUDD KOPMAN, Published: August 26, 2015 “The mystery of spontaneously created music is most certaintly “unknowable,” but saxophonist François Carrier has shown himself to be completely at home facing, and...

Carrier-Lambert in Poland

Le ultime avventure discografiche del duo Carrier-Lambert tra Canada e Polonia   Si può ancora trovare e descrivere un carattere musicale sensitivo, aperto alle vibrazioni del mondo come lo furono Ayler o Coltrane? Senza nessun dubbio. Basterebbe verificare la...

Gapplegate Music Review

friday, july 3, 2015 Francois Carrier, Unknowable, with Michel Lambert and Rafal Mazur   The work of Francois Carrier, accomplished alto saxist and free-avant bandleader, has been gaining momentum in recent years. He is playing some great music these days, which is...

iO by Stef

François Carrier & Michel Lambert – Io (FMR, 2015) ****½ By Stef After Kathmandu (2007), Nada (2009) and Shores And Ditches (2013), this is the fourth duo album of François Carrier on alto and Michel Lambert on drums. On top of that, they have performed...

iO at AllAboutJazz

Francois Carrier/Michel Lambert: IO (2015) By  MARK CORROTO,  Published: June 26, 2015 | 1,089 views  View related photos Listening to the nine improvised duets on saxophonist François Carrier and Michel Lambert‘s latest release iO, one gets the sense the...