François Carrier

ALTO SAX • MELODIC ABSTRACT MUSIC

 

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

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 28 CDs on labels such as Justin-Time Records, Spool Records, Leo Records (UK), FMR Records (UK), Ayler Records (France), Naxos Jazz, 482 Music (Chicago) 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. Three new albums will come out on FMR and Not Two records this year also. A public appearance of his new Free Opera is in preparation for 2016 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.”

F.C.

More Melodic Abstract Music

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Concerts récents 

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

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

Posts

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...

UNKNOWABLE by RADIO ŠTUDENT SLOVENIJA

RADIO ŠTUDENT 89,3 CARRIER, LAMBERT IN MAZUR: UNKNOWABLE INA PUNTAR  / 18. 5. 2015 – 19:00 / TOLPA BUMOV Not Two, 2015 Tokrat bomo v Tolpi bumov prisluhnili trojici glasbenikov, ki posega tako po idiomih jazza kot tudi proste improvizacije. Zasedba François...

The Squid’s Ear

New Review @ The Squid’s Ear: Carrier, Lambert, Lapin The Russian Concerts Volume 2 (FMR Records) by John Eyles. http://www.squidsear.com/a.cgi?a=1767  “If heaven exists (a big “if”) this is music one could happily listen to for all eternity....

Citizen Jazz

Citizen Jazz CARRIER / LAMBERT / LAPIN THE RUSSIAN CONCERTS VOLUME 2 François Carrier (as), Alexey Lapin (p), Michel Lambert (dms) :...