This concert was pre-recorded at jazzahead! 2022, Canadian Showcase Night in Bremen, Germany, April 28, 2022
Musicians: François Carrier, Michel Lambert, John Edwards
Alto saxophonist and improviser François Carrier is definitely going his own way. Carrier singular vision has led him to maintain a wide recorded presence all over the world. His rich, deep playing that blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one’s self has earned him a place in the Annual International Critic’s Poll of El Intruso of El Intruso 2018, El Intruso 2017 as well as El Intruso 2015 and in DownBeat’s 2013 Best Alto Sax Players List.
“Free jazz at its highest level” and “telepathic unity” are hallmarks of the long-standing partnership of Juno Award-winning Montreal alto saxophonist François Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert. Their live album Elements (FMR) in a trio with astonishing ambidextrous British bass phenomenon John Edwards has “a sonic flow almost unstoppable in its intensity and inspiration.” (MusicWorks)