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


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


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.

Oneness with Carrier, Lambert, Mazur

Out Of Silence

by François Carrier and Michel Lambert | Out Of Silence

Oneness with Carrier, Lambert, Mazur

Oneness Bonus Track

by François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur | Oneness

Carrier. Lapin, Lambert

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 Tenth Annual International Critic’s Poll El Intruso 2017. He was also selected in the Eighth Annual International Critic’s Poll El Intruso 2015 and the DownBeat’s Reader Poll 2013 in the Best Alto Sax Players Lists.

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.”


Unknowable Autor: Piotr Rudnicki Wydawca: Not Two Records Data wydania: 24.05.2015 Dystrybutor: Not Two Records Skład: François Carrier – alto sax & chinese oboe; Michel Lambert – drums; Rafał Mazur – acoustic bass guitar     Gra w rozmaitych konfiguracjach...

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total freedom

friday, january 29, 2016 Francois Carrier, OUTgoing, with Michel Lambert, Steve Beresford, John Edwards   Alto saxophone colossus Francois Carrier and his integral partner in sound, drummer Michel Lambert, team up once again in a lively quartet format we first...

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