FRANÇOIS CARRIER

ALTO SAX ● MELODIC ABSTRACT MUSIC
FREE JAZZ ● AVANT-GARDE ● IMPROV MUSIC

LAMBERT, CARRIER

François and Michel have released more than 5 duo albums together most of which are available on FMR Records.

The Polish Quartet

François Carrier, Tomek Gadecki, Marcin Bozek and Michel Lambert live at Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, Poland. New album coming soon!

CARRIER, MAZUR, LAMBERT

Rafal Mazur, Michel Lambert and François Carrier have released their first album on Polish Label Not Two Records. Two new CDs of this amazing Trio will be out soon.

Out Of Silence

by François Carrier and Michel Lambert | Out Of Silence

Oneness Bonus Track

by François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur | Oneness

Freedom is Space for the Spirit

by François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Alexey Lapin | Freedom is Space for the Spirit

Alto sax, free jazz, improv music, avant-garde…

…François Carrier was selected in the Eight Annual International Critic’s Poll of El Intruso 2015 and  the DownBeat’s Reader Poll 2013 for Best Alto Sax Players List.

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

In 2001 he was awarded the Juno Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” for his album Compassion on Naxos Jazz.

Recordings and concerts

He has played and recorded with jazz, improv music, free jazz and avant-garde musicians 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.

Nota Bene :

His newest releases The Joy of Being on NoBusiness, Freedom is Space for the Spirit and Onesess on FMR are receiving outstanding press reviews. Four more albums will come out in 2017. A European tour will also take place in May and June 2017 and a public appearance of his new Free Opera is in preparation for 2018 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.

Full Moon Meditation

Elham Rasmi Namaste my dear friends, Once again, it’s my pleasure to invite you to come over on August 7th for the Full Moon to sit together for an hour at 8 pm. You are also welcome for one hour and a half yoga session at 6:30 pm. It has been an honor to have this...

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ColyaKooTees

I am thrilled to announce our new website dedicated to ColyaKooTees, T-Shirts named after Jazz Legends. In the recent years I have made many blindfolded one lined drawings. Now I am making them available on T-Shirts to everyone. Cheers to that!!!...

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A real kicker

thursday, july 6, 2017 Francois Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur, Oneness OK, there's is another good one out by alto titan Francois Carrier. It is called Oneness (FMR CD444). It is a live date recorded in Krakow, Poland in 2015. Francois is joined by long-time...

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