A pair of contemporary music giants re-release a long-lost 2003 live recording, previously available only as a CD-R.
Eugene Chadbourne: 5-string banjo.
Quentin Rollet: alto saxophone.
Recorded by André Herman Düne during Mo-Fo third Antifolk Festival, Mains d'Œuvre, Saint-Ouen (France), on June 26th, 2002.
Quentin Rollet (born 1974) started playing the alto saxophone at the age of 11 and the sopranino saxophone at 37. After a few years spent unlearning the teaching of the conservatory, he devoted himself solely to free improvisation. This led him to play on record or on stage with groups as varied as Nurse With Wound
, Prohibition, The Red Krayola, Mendelson, David Grubbs
, Herman Dune, Akosh S.
Unit, Thierry Müller
, Rubin Steiner, eRikm
, Jac Berrocal
, Andrew Liles
, Bästard, Ulan Bator, Costes
, Dragibus, Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws, Jérôme Lorichon
, Charlie O,
Dan-Charles Dahan, Zsolt Söres, Pal Toth, Jean-Noël Cognard, Jean-Pierre Barja, Rivkah, Benoît de Villeneuve...... He is a member of Pointe du Lac
, and the co-founder of the labels Rectangle
(with Noël Akchoté
and Bisou Records
Eugene Chadbourne (born 1954 in Mount Vernont, USA) is an American guitarist and music critic. Chadbourne grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and started playing guitar at eleven years old. After a few years playing in
a rock band, he began to take an interest in jazz and avant-garde music
and started to write about music. At some point, Anthony Braxton told
Chadbourne to focus on music rather than journalism, which he did. To avoid military service during the Vietnam War, he moved to Canada in
the early 1970s, then moved back to New York where he met John Zorn
theme of the war will come back often in his songs and in his books. He devoted himself largely to free improvisation and released his first solo album in 1976 on his own label Parachute. In the early 80's, he founded the rock band Shockabilly with Kramer and David Licht. Playing guitar, dobro, banjo and even electric rake (instrument he
invented), he navigates between musical styles: pop songs, Country &
Western, free improvisations with many musicians of the contemporary
jazz scene (Han Bennink
, Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith
, Alex Ward), covers
of all kinds (Nick Drake, Ornette Coleman, and even Johann Sebastian
Bach banjo!). He tours regularly in the United States and Europe, solo, duet with
drummers (Jimmy Carl Black, Paul Lovens...) or in larger formations.