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Characters on a wall

Louis Sclavis (performer), Sarah Murcia (performer), Benjamin Moussay (performer)
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Title
Characters on a wall
Performer
Louis Sclavis  (componist;klarinet) Sarah Murcia  (contrabas) Benjamin Moussay  (piano) Christophe Lavergne  (drums)
Publisher
ECM, 2019
1 cd
Playing time
00:43:52
EAN
0602577832239
CDR
JE45742

About Louis Sclavis

CC BY-SA 2.0 - Image by Andy Newcombe Farnborough, UK

Louis Sclavis (born 2 February 1953) is a French jazz musician. He performs on clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano saxophone in a variety of contexts, including jazz and free jazz.

Life and career

Sclavis played with the Henri Texier Quartet.

He has won numerous awards, including: the PRIX DJANGO REINHARDT “best French jazz musician” (1988); First Prize in the Barcelona Biennale (1989); the British Jazz award at the Midem for “Best Foreign Artist” (1990/91); the DJANGO D’OR “Best French jazz record of the year” (1993); and the GRAND PRIX SACEM 2009.

He was one of the first to combine jazz with French folk music, working most prominently with the hurdy-gurdy player Valentin Clastrier.

Discography

  • Ad Augusta Per Argustia (Nato, 1981)
  • Clarinettes (Label Bleu, 1985)
  • Chine (Ida, 1987)
  • Chamber Music (Ida, 1989)Read more on Wikipedia