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Joëlle Léandre - Can You Hear Me? (2015 re-creation)

Can You Hear Me? (2015 re-creation) - CD cover art

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Jean-Luc Cappozzo, trumpet
Alexandra Grimal, saxophones
Jean-Brice Godet, clarinets
Christiane Bopp, trombone
Guillaume Aknine, electric guitar
Théo Ceccaldi, violin
Séverine Morfin, viola
Valentin Ceccaldi, cello
Joëlle Léandre, double-bass
Florian Satche, drums, percussion

cd tracks:

1-9. Can You Hear Me?
Excerpt #1 | Excerpt #2
Excerpt #3 | Excerpt #4 | Excerpt #5
Total time: 48'09

release information:

Recorded in concert on January 29th, 2015
at L'Arsenal, Metz, France.
Cover photo by Colette Gigos.
1 CD Digipack.


This hybrid piece, where for the first time the musician has agreed to play the problematic role and function of ‘composer’, can be read both as a form of achievement and as a founding act.

Indeed, ‘composing’, as she makes it clear here, with the structure constantly generating and encouraging individual expression, is nothing else for her than a transposition to ‘another stage’ of the improviser’s gesture and a transfusion into a band’s plural entity of the complex spread of a thought both intimate and collective, made even more unique by its will to be shared. […] Because she constantly feeds all her experience as an improviser into her writing, Léandre has clearly created, with "Can You Hear Me?", a major milestone in her already illustrious career.
( from Stéphane Ollivier’s liner notes )