FRANÇOIS CARRIER

ALTO SAX ● MELODIC ABSTRACT MUSIC
FREE JAZZ ● AVANT-GARDE ● IMPROV MUSIC

LAMBERT, CARRIER

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

QUARTET 4

François Carrier, Tomek Gadecki, Marcin Bozek and Michel Lambert live at Fabryka Sztuki in Lodz, Poland. New album coming soon!

CARRIER, MAZUR, LAMBERT

Rafal Mazur, Michel Lambert and François Carrier have released their first album on Polish Label Not Two Records. Two new CDs of this amazing Trio will be out soon.

Nirguna with Carrier, Hawkins, Edwards & Lambert

Nirguna

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. A European tour will be held in May and June 2019. He will also propose his Opera Libre in Montreal, London and St. Petersburg in 2020.

“Every life form in the universe is a source of vibration, hence music. So let’s sing, dance and play to the sounds of Life.”

F.C.

Breathtaking

Freedom Is Space For The Spirit By BUDD KOPMAN February 2, 2017 Saxophonist Francois Carrier had quite a week in late May of 2014. It began when he and his long-time percussionist Michel Lambert played with bassist John Edwards and pianist Steve Beresford at...

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Mystery of Creation

The Joy Of Being By BUDD KOPMAN February 1, 2017 Continuing their world travels, the team of reedman Francois Carrier and percussionist Michel Lambert again meet acoustic bassist Rafal Mazur, almost a year to the day from the recording of Unknowable at the Alchemia...

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Spontaneous Jazz

OUTgoing By BUDD KOPMAN January 31, 2017 In the realm of Western music, the role of the performer has been rather circumscribed. In Classical music, the composer is king and the range of "allowed" expression rather limited. For most of its history, jazz performers...

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