Photo: François Carrier

Carrier, Lambert, Edwards

28 April
Canadian Showcase Night
OVB – Arena / Hall 1

François Carrier | Michel Lambert | John Edwards

Province: Québec

Alto saxophonist and improviser François Carrier is definitely going his own way. Carrier singular vision has led him to maintain a wide recorded presence all over the world. His rich, deep playing that blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one’s self has earned him a place in the Annual International Critic’s Poll of El Intruso of El Intruso 2018, El Intruso 2017 as well as El Intruso 2015 and in the DownBeat’s 2013 Best Alto Sax Players List.

“Free jazz at its highest level” and “telepathic unity” are hallmarks of the long-standing partnership of Juno Award-winning Montreal alto saxophonist François Carrier and drummer Michel Lambert. Their live album “Elements” (FMR) in a trio with astonishing ambidextrous British bass phenomenon John Edwards has “a sonic flow almost unstoppable in its intensity and inspiration.” (MusicWorks)