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Silence was pleased

by Didier Lasserre

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Benjamin Bondonneau - clarinet
Christine Wodrascka - piano
Jean-Luc Cappozzo - trumpet, flugelhorn
Laurent Cerciat - voice (alto)
Gaël Mevel - cello
Denis Cointe - live ‘tinnitus’ sounds
Loïc Lachaize - sound machinery conception & recording
Didier Lasserre - drums, baroque tympano, bell, composition

All music composed & arranged by Didier Lasserre.
Words by John Milton (1608–1674), from “Paradise Lost”, Book IV.
Recorded at Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France, on May 26-27, 2021.
Cover artwork by unknown artist & engraver.
Graphic design & layout by Stéphane Berland.


released June 1, 2022

A more than original project for drummer and percussionist Didier Lasserre, better known as an improviser (having participated in numerous recordings, mainly in small forms, from solos and duets to quartets), Silence was pleased is his first composed work.
To interpret it, the musician has chosen no less than seven partners to respond to the constant search that drives him, that of a "fair relationship between sound and silence". To go towards what he heard, he had to "find a path", note with precise indications the key points – entrances, exits, superpositions –, melodic profiles, with an important part still being left to improvisation.
From the selected septet, we therefore witness the appearance of sub-groups, often duets, sometimes a trio, and once for the finale, a quartet which fleetingly harbors the ghost of a sextet. In the end, a high quality musical melting pot carrying a lot of emotions, but also a lot of intimate daydreams, even post-baroque.


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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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