HAMID DRAKE - SYLVAIN KASSAP

HEADS OR TAILS

Hamid Drake, Sylvain Kassap.

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HAMID DRAKE – SYLVAIN KASSAP
HEADS OR TAILS
Hamid Drake: drums, frame drum
Sylvain Kassap: eb, bb, bass and contrabass clarinets, chalumeau
 
When I put these CDs on I knew immediately that from the first time I had heard them together until the time of these recordings their art, their voices, their intense empathy/telepathy for one another had grown to an almost unparalleled level: two instruments in complete harmony and synchronicity. Steve Dalachinsky, excerpt of the liner notes
 
All compositions by Hamid Drake and Sylvain Kassap 

CD-1 recorded live on February 5th 2007 by Bernard Legac and Yann Fressy for Radio France – France Musique at Studio Théatre d’Alfortville (France); the concert was part of Sons d’Hiver Festival
CD-2 recorded on February 22nd and 23rd 2013 by Jean-Marc Bouchez at Studio de la Beaune, Montreuil, France
Mixing: Sylvain Kassap
Mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’Autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne, France
Liner notes: Steve Dalachinsky
Photographs: Jean-Marc Bouchez
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

Track list
  1. Mutual Respect (CD-1) (24:37)
    Listen an excerpt
  2. Black Walnuts (CD-1) (8:06)
  3. Wood Splinters (CD-1) (7:46)
  4. Refreshing Storm (CD-1) (4:48)
  5. Heads or Tails (CD-2) (4:32)
  6. Everyone Holds Its Breath (CD-2) (4:12)
    Listen an excerpt
  7. Downtown Riots (CD-2) (4:27)
  8. Sharp Light (3:37)
  9. Stubborn Old Folks (6:06)
  10. Sharp Bend (3:14)
  11. Stone’s Sparks (4:00)
  12. Blasting Heat (6:30)
  13. Two Sides of the Same Coin (4:46)
  14. Deeply Affected (3:43)
  15. Embroidered Silk Scarves (5:33)
  16. Heavy Traffic (6:39)
  17. Of Course! (2:25)
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