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quatre 07:16
soixante 13:18
vingt-neuf 06:18
trente-trois 05:54
seize 05:43
trente-cinq 04:22


Joëlle Léandre, double bass
Pascal Contet, accordion


released April 1, 2014

Recorded at Carré Bleu, Poitiers, France on April 12, 2012.
Cover photo by Bénédicte Gallois.

Created in 1994, the duo of Joëlle Léandre and Pascal Contet was instantly praised both by the critics and the public for the strength, inventiveness and creativity of the two musicians on their first album, published by Concord/7 Media. 11 years later, Léandre and Contet met again in the studio to record their second CD for Clean Feed, Freeway, built on a series of twelve scenes.
Recorded live at Carré Bleu in Poitiers in 2012, the 2014 release of 3 celebrates the duo’s 20th anniversary, and again, their emancipated and “comprovised” chamber music (incorporating all boldness – microtonality , dissonance, polyphonies, … – but never indulging in a mere exhibition of technique and virtuosity) surprises us by tracing its path in the depth, intimacy and resources of a musical friendship where listening remains inexhaustible.

François Couture, MD's Listening Diary
Thierry Giard, CultureJazz
Luc Bouquet, Le Son du Grisli
Leif Carlsson, Tidningen Kulturen
Julien Héraud, Improv Sphere
Olivier Acosta, Mozaïc Jazz
Bruno Pfeiffer, Libération
L'autre bistrot des accordéons
David Cristol, Jazz Magazine *CHOC*
Franpi Barriaux, CitizenJazz *ELU*
Ken Waxman, JazzWord
Stef Gijssels, The Free Jazz Collective
Thierry Lepin, Jazz News *Top du Mois*
Eyal Hareuveni, All About Jazz * * * *
Grego Edwards, Gapplegate Guitar & Bass Blog
Kurt Gottschalk, New York City Jazz Record
Massimo Ricci, The Squid's Ear


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In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France and has since opened the catalogue to recordings in less direct relationship with the Free Jazz canon, while remaining faithful to its original spirit.
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