I'm not sure I can rationally review this album because I love it so much. This is Desert Island Material indeed! Instead, might I suggest that you do what I did: Buy Tower Vol1 & 2 first, listen to them intensely, then buy Vol 3 and study the rearrangements. To me, it helped to appreciate all of the nuances, arrangements and performances. Ducret is the master!
Favorite track: Sur l'Electricité.
Kasper Tranberg, trumpet
Dominique Pifarély, violin
Tim Berne, alto saxophone
Matthias Mahler, trombone
Fidel Fourneyron, trombone
Alexis Persigan, trombone
Frédéric Gastard, bass saxophone
Antonin Rayon, piano
Sylvain Lemêtre, percussion
Tom Rainey, drums
Peter Bruun, drums
Marc Ducret, electric guitar
released August 1, 2014
Recorded at Pôle Sud, Strasbourg, France on November 15, 2012
& at Salle Paul Fort, Nantes, France on November 21, 2012.
Cover artwork by Stéphane Berland.
The 12-piece-band live recordings of the complete Tower 'repertoire', from two concerts during the 2012 tour, gathering all musicians from the 4 volumes of the Tower cycle (see vol. 1, vol.2, vol.3 and vol.4 in he discography for the whole story) on one stage.
Joe Higham, Cardboard Music
Franpi Barriaux, Sun Ship
Tim Owen, Dalston Sound
Olivier Ledure, ImproJazz
François Couture, MD's Listening Diary
Franck Bergerot, Jazz Magazine *CHOC*
Leif Carlsson, Tidningen Kulturen
Vincenzo Roggero, AllAboutJazz Italia * * * *
Nicolas Dourlhès, Jazzitude Best of 2014
Greg Edwards, Gapplegate Guitar & Bass
Thierry Giard, CultureJazz
Ken Waxman, Jazzword
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