KASSAP - LAVANT - LOPEZ - MEDIONI - TCHAMITCHIAN

ASCENSION, TOMBEAU DE JOHN COLTRANE

Denis Lavant, Sylvain Kassap, Ramon Lopez, Claude Tchamitchian, Franck Médioni.

17€ Single CD + Booklet English/French

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KASSAP - LAVANT - LOPEZ - MEDIONI - TCHAMITCHIAN
ASCENSION, TOMBEAU DE JOHN COLTRANE

Sylvain Kassap: clarinets
Ramon Lopez: drums
Claude Tchamitchian: double bass
Denis Lavant: voice
Franck Médioni: jazz poem


...Questions: none of Coltrane's albums bears this title. And somehow all of his albums do. All are clearly subjected to the ramified, plural, moving, exuberant, augmentative interrogation, that they left us, as if panicked or distraught. Such trust. A unique manner, always beyond and ahead of itself. A haunted, questioning manner.
Inheriting a question is, in many ways, convenient; it's called mysticism, and in the end, there's something in it for everybody. To see oneself or live as the guardian of a range of questions certainly can't be read on the same stave. It creates different obligations. Requires, in more ways than one, writing – taking part. As, here, Franck Médioni and Lavant's voice, or Sylvain Kassap and Ramon Lopez, and Claude Tchamitchian...
Chrisitan Tarting, excerpt from the liner notes

Recorded on September 2008 at La Muse en Circuit (Alfortville, France) by Julien Guinard
Mixing and mastering: Christophe Hauser
Liner notes: Yves Buin, Christian Désagulier, Christian Tarting
Photographs: Christian Ducasse
Produceur: Michel Dorbon

Track list
  1. For John Coltrane (2:58)
  2. Le son ? Le souffle ? (0:53)
  3. L'infini intérieur (3:53)
  4. Buissons sonores (5:15)
  5. Prométhée défié (8:38)
  6. Instants tannés (4:31)
  7. Incantations (0:14)
  8. Un beau cauchemar (5:39)
  9. Celui qui a vu Dieu mourir (1:31)
  10. Tous ces sons volés aux muses (3:11)
  11. Tout un monde (9:38)
  12. Libre erance (4:19)
  13. A l'obscur, à la mort (4:11)
  14. Au détour de l'instant (1:40)
  15. Contre-jour (9:36)
  16. Quelle rive ? (6:14)
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