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Louis Sclavis Atlas Trio
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Louis Sclavis bass clarinet, clarinet
Benjamin Moussay piano, Fender rhodes, keyboards
Gilles Coronado electric guitar
 
Près d'Hagondange
Dresseur de nuages
La Disparition
A Road To Karaganda
A Migrant's Day
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Quai sud
Along The Niger
Outside Of Maps
Sous influences

Recorded September 2011

ECM 2282
 
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Louis Sclavis’s band of the season is the Atlas Trio, an ensemble with a global reach of reference. Chamber-improvisation, polyrhythmic grooves, minimalistic pulse patterns, enveloping ambience, rhapsodic piano and funky Fender Rhodes, distorted guitar, clarinet soliloquies, contrapuntal themes, free group playing, a bit of everything. An open-form aesthetic applies in multi-facetted music simultaneously exploratory and involving. Recorded in the South of France last September, the album - Louis’s ninth for ECM – features a programme of new Sclavis compositions, and is issued in time for tour dates including a major showcase at the Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans.

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