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Sophie Alour: La Geographie Des Reves

Alour / Loustalot
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 622211   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sophie Alour
Performer:  Stephan CaracciSophie AlourYoann LoustalotFrederic Pasqua,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Crossing paths of modern jazz and modern music, the music of Sophie Alour also features the composer on saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet, with her collegues on trumpet, bugle, vibes, percission and bass.

The novelty of this project compared to previous releases lies primarily in its instrumentation, since seizing the clarinet and bass clarinet Sophie Alour adds a colorful new range of expression added to her instrument, the saxophone. This larger palette of instrumentation is indicative of a quest for innocence and a feeling of spontaneous collective improvisation. However, the compositions are central to the project and some of her pieces are completely written from beginning to end, adding to the traditional role of
Read more improvisation in jazz. Some of her compositions, in style and the combination of instruments, evokes small chamber orchestras. With this project Sophie Alour continues her attempt to liberate herself from conventions, trying more than ever to express music that is appealing yet free of the stamped formatting imposed by a consumerist society. "The geography of dreams" is her manifesto. - Sophie Alour's website. (Translated from French)
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Works on This Recording

Suite Bucolique by Sophie Alour
Performer:  Stephan Caracci (Vibraphone), Sophie Alour (Saxophone/Clarinet), Yoann Loustalot (Trumpet/Bugle),
Frederic Pasqua (Percussion), Nicolas Moreaux (Double Bass)

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