“Elements” is the new release of “FMR” records. Album was recorded by Francois Carrier (saxophone), Michael Lambert (drums) and John Edwards (bass). Music by these three Musicians is filled with expressive, innovative and passionate solos, moody and dynamic turns, sudden stylistic changes and inventive musical decisions. All three jazz masters are central figures of international jazz scene. Their improvising style is full of fresh ideas, sharp, extravagant and weird timbres, bright and luminous culminations and spontaneous improvising. Musicians like to experiment – they search for new sounds, extract weird timbres, fuse exotic and extravagant styles or unusual instrumental combos. Music is based on main elements of avant-garde jazz – free improvisation, experimental, creative, free jazz are the main elements of the compositions. These elements are used along with progressive and modern jazz styles. Musicians manage to switch between sharp, expressive and aggressive solos, wild fast passages, complicated rhythms and free, spomntaneous and turbulent improvisations. Original, fresh, and innovative style of improvising, unique sound, bright, suggestive and expressive Playing manner makes an effort to remarkable, passionate and impressive sound of trio’s vompositions.
“Elements” is a result of great and productive collaboration of three talented jazz masters. Album has all main elements of their improvisations – most part of the compositions are based on moving, touching, passionate and rapid mood, suggestive playing manner and fascinating musical experiments. Musicians do their best and demonstrate the best side of their improvising, as well as the creativity, talent and passion. They are experimenting in various sections of musical language. Search of unusal sounds, production of interesting and weird timbres, colorful chords, expressions and dynamic rhythmic – all these and other elements form the most important part of it. Each improviser has its own conception and point of view. They are improvising differently from each other, invent new ways of playing, dozens of expressions, sounds, rhythms and timbres. The compositions are interesting in many ways. Open form, synthesized and free structure, polyphonic and multi-colorful pattern, numerous of Playing Techniques, sounds and expressions. The free structure lets musicians to experiment and use spontaneous, unpredictable or shocking musical decisions. Their music is created with passion and drive. Musicians like to go through different moods – joy, happiness, turbulent energy, hot passion, aggression, nervous, vital and roaring bursts of energy, silent pieces, subtle and calm episodes or slow, abstract and free improvisations… The changes from the one mood to another are made naturally and dynamically – it brings more colors, energy and live to whole sound. The instrumentation is impressive – it’s based on experimental ways of playing, which are connected with traditional playing techniques. Musicians are the masters of combining together different playing techniques in natural and organic way. These compositions are the best place to do it – colorful glissando, tight staccato, gentle and emotional pizzicato ,dizzy, glimpsy and wild fast passages and etc. are used along with weird sounds, unusual timbres, original and inventive ways of playing and astonishing experiments. Suggestive and innovative instrumentation is the main element of all three musicians playing style. It’s very important to all members of the trio. Touching and rich musical language, colorful and vivid expressions, contrasting moods and synthesized forms make an effort to rich and innovative musical language. Francois Carrier music is live, energetic, vivid and impressive. Marvelous passages, bright and luminous solos, expressive melodies, remarkable and terrific riffs, colorful sounds, roaring blow outs and special effects contain the main part of his improvisations. Improviser gently goes throug hdifferent styles and moods – wild fast solos meet the roaring and scandalous culminations. Terrific, sharp and aggressive pieces go along with silent, relaxing and peaceful sounds. Gentle, light, soft and relaxing solos make pleasant equation with vivid, joyful, passionate and driving improvisations. His improvising is brilliant – filled with dozens of different colors, emotions, playing techniques and sounds. Wild fast solos, charming passages, strict and tight staccatto, passionate and moving melodies and relaxing pieces gently go along in one place. John’s Edwards’s bass is subtle, dynamic and moving. Silent solos, relaxing pieces, subtle and free musical experiments, free improvisation are mixed together with energetic, expressive, sharp and passionate culminations. Bass melodies are mixed from different concepts and small pieces, who highly contrasting with each other. Each piece has its own color, facture, mood, tempo – all these elements are integrated in common musical pattern. Creativity, talent, passion, energy – all these elements are connected together in John Edwards improvisations. It brings the other sound to compositions – specific, dynamic, modern and interesting. Drum section by Michael Lambert is energetic and vivid. Afroamerican, Western Europe and American music rhythms are connected with basics of modern jazz and free, experimental and turbulent improvisations. Roaring fanfars, scandalous and terrific drum rolls, stormy and extremely loud culminations, dizzy passages, charming arpeggios and dozens of other playing techniques and experessions are used here. That makes an effort to solid, independent and vivid rhythmic section. All three musicians are improvising with drive, passion and expression. Their music has impressive, remarkable and bright sound.