New improvised quartet synthesizer / voice / accordion / saxophone / drums, recorded in concert in Paris then mixed / edited by Jean-Marc Foussat.
Jean-Marc Foussat : Synthi AKS, voice & toys.
Claude Parle : accordion.
Quentin Rollet : alto & sopranino saxophones.
Makoto Sato : drums.
Born 1955 in Oran, Jean-Marc Foussat created
several ephemeral experimental groups in the mid-1970s. He first played
the guitar, before preferring the analog synthesizer and magnetic tapes. At the end of the 1970s he began recording improvised music concerts (Derek Bailey
, Steve Lacy, Massacre, Carlos Zingaro, Joëlle Léandre
, etc.) and
collaborated with labels such as Incus, Hat Hut, Tzadik, Rec Rec,
In 1981, he publishes "Abattage", his first solo album. Ten
years after, he goes back on stage with the group Marteau Rouge,
accompanied by Makoto Sato
on drums and Jean-François
electric guitar. In 2005 he started "Aliquid", with saxophonist Sylvain
Guerineau, and little by little, will play more and more regularly with
many improvised music actors in France and elsewhere. At the end of 2012 he launched his label Fou Records.
French accordionist and composer
Claude Parle began working on noise techniques and the superposition of sound bodies at the end of the 1960s. He collaborates with many free-jazz
and improvised musicians
: Jac Berrocal
, Rüdiger Carl, Irène Schweitzer, Hans Reichel, Don Cherry
, Okaï Temi, Jacques Thollot, Jack Wright, Didier Lasserre
, Wilfried Wendling
, Daunik Lazro
, Benjamin Duboc, Quentin Rollet
… From 1995, in parallel, he joined forces with many Butoh
creations (Mazaki Iwana, Toru Iwashita, Atsushi Takenutchi, Maki Watanabe, Gyohei Zaitzu…).
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 the co-founder of the labels Rectangle
(with Noël Akchoté
and Bisou Records
An important figure of the contemporary improvised scene, Makoto Sato (born 1946 in Niigata, Japan) is a Japanese drummer living in Paris. In 1970, he came to Paris for the first time and had the chance to attend concerts of exceptional musicians such as Sunny Murray, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alan Silva or Marion Brown. These experiences revealed to him the multiple possibilities of improvisation. Later he met Don Cherry
, Itaru Oki and Masahiko Togashi, and these encounters encouraged him to experiment with music himself. He started to play drums. In 1992, with Jean-François Pauvros
, guitarist and Jean-Marc Foussat
, electroacoustic musician, he creates the band Marteau Rouge. Makoto Sato plays with Joe McPhee, Alan Silva, Itaru Oki, Raymond Boni, Daunik Lazro
, Stéphane Payen, Michael Marcus, Ted Daniel, Lucien Johnson, Rasul Siddik, Tollem McDonas, Eric Zinman, Benjamin Duboc, Geza Tomka... He also works with dancers such as Masaki Iwana, Gyohei Zaitsu or Maki Watanabe.