Primare Cantus

by Benjamin Duboc

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Benjamin Duboc, double bass, voice, field recording
Jean-Luc Petit, baritone & tenor saxophones (Disc 2, 1-3)
Didier Lasserre, snare drum, cymbal (Disc 2, 4-6)
Sylvain Guérineau, tenor saxophone (Disc 2, 7-10)
Pascal Battus, guitar pickup (Disc 3, 1)
Sophie Agnel, piano (Disc 3, 3)
Christian Pruvost, trumpet (Disc 3, 3)

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released July 1, 2011

#1 recorded at Pac’Bô, Dignac, on February 3, 2011.
#2-4 recorded at Pac’Bô, Dignac, on January 4, 2011.
#5-7 recorded at Studio Juillaguet, Rivière, on July 3/4, 2010.
#8-11 recorded at Studio Juillaguet, Rivière, on July 5/6, 2010.
#12 recorded at Databaz, Angoulême, on December 4, 2010.
#13-14 recorded at Carré Bleu, Poitiers, on October 19-21, 2010.
Cover photo by Benjamin Duboc.


A 3-disc set offering a panel of bassist Benjamin Duboc’s current work. The first disc focuses on Primare Cantus, a peculiar piece of music, performed only on the tailpiece of the double bass, and mixing the very low register of the instrument with sharper frequencies obtained with bow friction and mouth/breath sounds. The music here moves slowly, very slowly, but is never static, and continuously evolves through micro variations.
Disc 2 and 3 then showcase Duboc’s bass in duo and trio settings with regular collaborators Didier Lasserre (percussion), Sylvain Guérineau (tenor sax), Jean-Luc Petit (tenor & baritone sax), Pascal Battus (guitar pickup), Sophie Agnel (piano) and Christian Pruvost (trumpet). Dive in and explore Benjamin Duboc's introspective sonic territories with us.


Reviews:
Dan Warburton, The Wire
Ken Waxman, The Whole Note
Eyal Hareuveni, AllAboutJazz
Stef Gijssels, Free Jazz
Stéphane Ollivier, Jazz Magazine
Philippe Méziat, CitizenJazz
Luc Bouquet, ImproJazz
Grego Edwards, gapplegateguitarblog
François Couture, Mr. Délire's LD
Julien Héraud, Improv Sphere
Pierre Lemarchand, Le Son du Grisli

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Ayler Records France

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.
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