François Carrier, Tomek Gadecki, Marcin Bozek and Michel Lambert live at Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, Poland. New album coming soon!
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.”
The Joy Of Being By BUDD KOPMAN February 1, 2017 Continuing their world travels, the team of reedman Francois Carrier and percussionist Michel Lambert again meet acoustic bassist Rafal Mazur, almost a year to the day from the recording of Unknowable at the Alchemia...read more
OUTgoing By BUDD KOPMAN January 31, 2017 In the realm of Western music, the role of the performer has been rather circumscribed. In Classical music, the composer is king and the range of "allowed" expression rather limited. For most of its history, jazz performers...read more
François Carrier / Michel Lambert / Rafal Mazur: “The Joy of Being” (NoBusiness) Rui Eduardo Paes Grande parte das informações que nos chegam quanto ao que vão fazendo músicos de jazz e improvisadores do Canadá vêm por via da actividade destes nos EUA ou com músicos...read more