Fabrice Martinez - trumpet, flugelhorn, tuba
Christophe Monniot - sopranino, baritone & alto saxophones
Samuel Blaser - trombone
Marc Ducret - electric guitars, composition
released May 7, 2023
All music composed by Marc Ducret. First played on site between July 2020 & June 2021. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Antonin Rayon at Studio Ouanne, in October 2022.
Cover artwork by Sarah Lee & Stéphane Berland.
Pendant les confinements de 2020, une idée s’est imposée :
Puisqu’il est pour l’instant impossible d’aller jouer LÀ-BAS, faisons de la musique ICI !
ICI, la mer est toute proche ; la rivière est soumise aux fluctuations de la marée, la lumière change sans cesse, les reflets varient à l’infini sur la vase découverte ou submergée, les saisons éclairent différemment ce petit coin de terre et d’eau : tout est mouvant, tout ICI est pris dans des cycles imbriqués les uns dans les autres, dans des rythmes croisés et concentriques.
L’heure, la lumière, la marée, la saison : c’est le paysage lui-même qui impose à la musique son rythme, ses reflets, ses silences.
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During the 2020’s lockdowns, an idea came to mind :
Since it is currently impossible to play THERE, let’s make some music HERE!
HERE, the sea is very close ; the river is subject to the fluctuations of the tide, the light is constantly changing, the reflections vary infinitely on the uncovered or submerged mud, the seasons illuminate this little corner of land and water differently : everything is moving, everything HERE is about cycles nested in each other, in crossed and concentric rhythms.
The time, the light, the tide, the season : it is the landscape that imposes its rhythm, its reflections, its silences on the music.
Founded in 2000 in Sweden, Ayler Records has gained recognition among Free Jazz fans by releasing both archive and
contemporary recordings documenting the American, Scandinavian and French Free Jazz scenes.
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....more
I remember seeing Bloodcount play at Leeds Irish Centre about this time…the band very nearly outnumbered the audience… but it was one of the best gigs (out of very many) I ever saw and the band were terrific…on fire…25 years ago!! Who says you can’t time travel? This rediscovered recording took me right back…what a find! Thanks Tim…Love & Respect. Marc Ducret? My wife remembered his “scary sunglasses”… John Cratchley
Mary Halvorson is a genius composer and guitarist who has developed her own musical language, and with Code Girl she has incorporated poetry into that language. Incredible compositions and lyricism (each track is a different kind of poem). Halvorson's playing is as great as usual, and all the other members of the band sound great. Robert Wyatt's singing in particular works extremely well in the tracks he's featured. Highly, highly recommend. rat