Alto sax, free jazz, improv music, avant-garde…
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.
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 and Freedom is Space for the Spirit on FMR are both 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.”
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!!!...read more
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...read more