Joëlle Léandre

Joëlle Léandre (born 1951 in Aix-en-Provence) is a French double bass player, improviser and composer. One of the major figures of the European new music, her influence is international. Her activities as a creator and performer, both as a soloist and as part of an ensemble, have taken her to the most prestigious European, American and Asian stages. She has worked with Merce Cuningham, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, Philippe Fénelon, Philippe Hersant, Steve Lacy, José Luis Campana, Betsy Jolas, Aldo Clementi...
Joëlle Léandre - Désordre (CD)
Montagne Noire / GMEA
Joëlle Léandre (double bass, voice) and Alexandra Grimal (saxophones, voice) compose, improvise and underline the freedom of musical creation.
Joëlle Léandre - Györ (CD)
The first duo recording of Joëlle Léandre (double bass, voice) and Akosh S. (tenor & soprano saxophones, metal clarinet, tárogató, flute): a wonderful syntonic improvisation in a Hungarian synagogue.
Joëlle Léandre - Dire du dire (CD)
A one-hour interview with Noël Akchoté. Joëlle Léandre talks about her career, her beginnings, her struggles as a woman musician and improviser.

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