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Piak est un trio Toulousain adepte des musiques free autour d’un saxophoniste que nous avons à cœur de suivre : Florian Nastorg, entouré de Bertrand Fraysse à la baterie ou au synthé analogique et Julien Gineste aux sax et électronique. Quant au duo Vandermark/Nilssen-Love, nul besoin d’insister sur le fait qu’ils sont des musiciens incontournables que vous connaissez forcément pour l’incroyable force de leur musique.
Plus d’infos sur leur site : piak.me
VANDERMARK / NILSSEN-LOVE DUO
KEN VANDERMARK (USA): SAXOPHONES & CLARINETS PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE (Norway): DRUMS & PERCUSSION
Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) and Ken Vandermark (reeds) started their collaboration in 2000 when the group School Days was formed. One year later they started FME, a trio with bass player Nate McBride. Since that time they have worked together in many other groups, including the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, Lean Left (with Terrie Ex and Andy Moor), iTi (with Thomas Lehn and Johannes Bauer), Fire Room (with Lasse Marhaug) and with Vandermark as a guest in the Thing (which includes Mats Gustafsson and Ingebrigt Håker Flaten). Despite all of this activity, from early on it seemed like a natural idea for them to also pursue a duo format as a vehicle for performance.
This work began during the summer of 2002, when they recorded the album, ”Dual Pleasure,” in Oslo for the label smalltownsupersound. Shortly after, they performed their first concert at the Molde International Jazz Festival. In the last six years Nilssen-Love and Vandermark have performed internationally and in many contexts (including a Scandanavian tour with the duo of Mats Gustafsson and David Stackenäs in the autumn 2006, and a European tour with the guitar duo of Terrie and Andy from the Ex in spring 2008). Their musical approach to playing in the duo context is ferocious in its intensity, a stylistic maelstrom that combines extreme rhythmic velocity with formal deconstruction and re-assembly. In many ways, Nilssen-Love and Vandermark are more unleashed in this setting than any of their other playing situations, creating an environment for Improvised Music that is riveting for both its ideas and execution.
Smalltown Supersound has continued their support and documentation of the duo with follow up recordings to their first album. These include « Dual Pleasure 2 » (2005), and « Seven » (2007), both of which focus on the duo’s approach to concert performances as opposed to their use of the studio. Next was a 2 volume CD set, recorded in June 2008, from Milwaukee and Chicago. Most recent is a studio recording from 2010, “Letter to a Stranger”, which was released fall of 2011. Coming up is also a live recording from Russia and also a double LP, a live recording, from Poland.
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