Louis Sclavis – Asian Fields Variations (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Louis Sclavis – Asian Fields Variations (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 45:34 minutes | 767 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © ECM

Asian Fields Variations marks the first time that clarinettist Louis Sclavis, violinist Dominique Pifarély and cellist Vincent Courtois, long-time colleagues, have recorded as a trio. Sclavis summoned the project into existence, but this is a democratic group of creative equals: “I proposed that we make a real collective, and each of us composes for the programme”. All three are major figures in contemporary French creative music: this is a new group with a lot of history. Sclavis and Pifarély have played together in diverse contexts for 35 years, Sclavis and Courtois for 20 years, but they retain the capacity to surprise each other – and their listeners – as improvisers. Alertness and freshness are key qualities here. “We’re always drawing also on a lot of different playing experiences. And those experiences are reflected in what we write, and what we play. We’re continually bringing new things to the project, and we keep going deeper”.

01 – Mont Myon
02 – Done And Done
03 – Pensée furtive
04 – Figure absente
05 – Asian Fields
06 – Digression
07 – Fifteen Weeks
08 – Les nuits
09 – Cèdre
10 – Sous le masque
11 – La carrière

Produced by Manfred Eicher. Engineered by Gerard de Haro.
Recorded in September 2016 at Studios La Buissonne, Pernes-les-Fontaines.
Mastered by Nicolas Baillard.

Louis Sclavis – clarinets
Dominique Pifarély – violin
Vincent Courtois – violoncello