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Daunik Lazro, Jean-Luc Cappozzo & Didier Lasserre - "Garden(s)" (aylCD-150)

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A sort of oscillation between rethought classics and new ground, this trio date by Daunik Lazro (baritone, tenor saxophones), Jean-Luc Cappozzo (trumpet, fluegelhorn) and Didier Lasserre (on drums, percussion) calls upon some standards and some free originals to catapult us into an ozone strata of improvisational futures laced with classics of past tenses spoken in the present-future tense.

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Alexandra Grimal, Benjamin Duboc & Valentin Ceccaldi - "Bambú" (aylCD-152)

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The open-ended, hard-edged trio of Alexandra Grimal (soprano and tenor saxophones, voice), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello) and Benjamin Duboc (double bass, voice) excels in creating dramatic presence. One might say that their kind of music is a "thinking person's" free improv. There are some moments when there is a meditative care and hushed expectancy. Other segments burst forward in vivid timbral colors. In the end, we get freshening music, both lyrical and other-earthly. This is surely a music beyond category. It does not care what it is called. It sings itself.

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About Ayler Records

Founded in 2000 in Sweden by Jan Ström and Åke Bjurhamn, Ayler Records has gained recognition among free jazz fans over the years by releasing both archive and contemporary recordings from artists as diverse as Jimmy Lyons, Noah Howard, Peter Brötzmann, William Parker or Charles Gayle, as well as documenting the Scandinavian free jazz scene.

In 2009, Ayler Records moved to France where it is now operated by Stéphane Berland who had joined the label in 2005, bringing with him the will to open the catalogue to forms of improvised music in less direct relationship with the free jazz history, while remaining faithful to the original spirit.