friday, july 3, 2015
The music is spontaneous, free, without compositional guidelines yet structured by the logic and inspiration of the trio. Bass and drums are dynamic and engaged in the best ways throughout.
And Francois on both alto and Chinese oboe has an irresistible flow to his playing. What strikes me especially lately is how lucid his improvisations have become. You hear the musical-logical inevitability of his note weaving as free and spontaneous, yet you follow the lines and you hear a compositional sensibility in what he does. The mark of a great player of course is partly this, that anything they do has the stamp of a personal force.
This live date gives you an exciting journey into free music with hairpin turns, full acceleration and expert maneuvering from the threesome.
Unknowable is a must-not-miss recording for all who appreciate the free modernism that is very much alive and flourishing today.