Thursday, July 6, 2017
Francois Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur, Oneness
Now that does not mean that this trio is necessarily better than some of the ones before. You can type Francois' name in the search box above to read my positive thoughts on many of the earlier albums.
All those things aside, the music is strongly motored by the inspiration and suchness of the instrumentation.
Francois is beautifully limber and bursting at the seams with great lining ideas. The man is a fountainhead of energy and form, as much on this one as anywhere. He is one of those who is to the alto in a way what Ali was to boxing. There is continual oblique and unpredictable movement, and the series of "stings" that hit home.
Rafal gives the music continual countermelody, never quite doing what you expect. It gives the music a bottom-center that allows Francois and Michel lots of latitude.
And Michel does what he always seems to do so well--give the asymmetrical periodicity that expands greatly what diffuse time possibilities are available and actualized.
In sum this is world-class free jazz. You probably owe it to yourself to check it out closely. It is a real kicker!