François and Michel have released more than 5 duo albums together
most of which are available on FMR Records.


François Carrier, Tomek Gadecki, Marcin Bozek and Michel Lambert live at MÓZG in Bydgoszcz, Poland. New album “WIDE” coming soon!


Rafal Mazur, Michel Lambert and François Carrier have released three amazing albums together.

Nirguna with Carrier, Hawkins, Edwards & Lambert


by François Carrier, Tomek Gadecki, Marcin Bozek & Michel Lambert | WIDE

Nirguna with Carrier, Hawkins, Edwards & Lambert


by François Carrier, Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards & Michel Lambert | Nirguna

Oneness with Carrier, Lambert, Mazur

Beyond Dimensions

by François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Rafal Mazur | Beyond Dimensions

Carrier. Lapin, Lambert

Freedom is Space for the Spirit

by François Carrier, Michel Lambert, Alexey Lapin | Freedom is Space for the Spirit

Alto sax, free jazz, improv music, avant-garde…

…François Carrier was recently selected in the Annual International Critic’s Poll El Intruso 20182017 and 2015. He was also selected in the DownBeat’s Reader Poll 2013 in the Best Alto Sax Players Lists.

So far, François has released 30 albums on labels such as Justin-Time Records, Spool Records, Leo Records (UK), FMR Records (UK), Ayler Records (France), Naxos Jazz, 482 Music (NY, USA), Not Two (Poland). and NoBusiness (Lithuania).

In 2001 he was awarded the Juno Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” for his album Compassion on Naxos Jazz.

Recordings and concerts

He has played and recorded with jazz, improv music, free jazz and avant-garde musicians such as Paul Bley, Gary Peacock, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko, Uri Caine, Jason Moran, Dewey Redman, Mat Maneri, Sonny Greenwich, Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Edwards, Rafal Mazur and many others. He has been a long time collaborator with drummer Michel Lambert. Together, Michel and François have toured numerously in Europe, Asia and Canada. He has participated in many jazz festivals around the world, including the “Festival de Jazz de Montreux”, Jazz à Vienne in France, North Sea Jazz Festival, Jazzmandu Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, to name a few. François stayed six months at the Quebec Studio in Rome in 2002 and six months at the Quebec Studio in London UK in 2011 where he composed and develop more exiting projects.

Nota Bene :

His recent titles Beyond Dimensions and Elements on FMR had several rave reviews. A new double album was just release by Polish label Fundacja Słuchaj. François will be touring Europe and Japan in November and December 2019.

Entrance 3

**** Entrance 3 Ayler Records aylCD-106 Francois Carrier (as); Michel Lambert (dr); Bobo Stenson (p);Pierre Côté (b). July 2002. My beloved kind free jazz masters meet my beloved contemporary jazz pianist!!! Note, however, that this is really an early gem! The album...

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***** Nirguna Fundacja Sluchaj! FSR05|2019 2 CDsFrançois Francois Carrier (as, Chinese oboe); Michel Lambert (dr); John Edwards (b); Alexander Hawkins (p). June 2017. François Carrier and Michel Lambert played in a quartet with John Edwards in the legendary Vortex in...

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