Cross Words – Mots Croisés (with Sam Sadigursky)

Crosswords – Mots Croisés, the album we co-signed with New York based multi-saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist Sam Sadigursky is available for download on May 15, 2013, on our Bandcamp page.

As for Sam’s previous work, this music was written on poems from four great XX century poets : William Carlos Williams, D.H. Lawrence, Blaise Cendrars and Eugène Guillevic. Two poems originally written in English, and two in French. Each one has been later translated in the other language.

I’ve written music for the French versions, sung by Laurence Allison, and Sam wrote music on the English versions, sung by Christine Correa. Rhythm section is brilliantly held by Yoni Zelnik and Karl Jannuska.
This project was initially supported by the FACE programm (French American Cultural Exchange) which allowed us to present the music in Paris (at Sunside Jazz Club and French National Radio). Afterwards, we felt the need to document this work by recording it.

Compositions #1-4-5-8 by Laurent Coq (Sacem), and #2-3-6-7-9 by Sam Sadigursky
Poems from Blaise Cendrars (#1-2), William Carlos Williams (#3-4), D.H. Lawrence (#5-6), Eugène Guillevic (#7-8) and Mariel Rukeyser (#9)
Recorded at Studio La Buissonne in Pernnes-Les-Fontaines, France, by Gérard de Haro and Nicolas Baillard, March 2011. Mixing and Mastering by Katsuhiko Naito at Avatar Studios, New York, May 2011. Graphic design by Léon Lenclos. Produced by Sam Sadigursky and Laurent Coq.

  • Laurent Coq piano and fender rhodes
  • Sam Sadigursky saxophones et clarinette
  • Laurence Allison vocal
  • Christine Correa vocal
  • Yoni Zelnik bass
  • Karl Jannuska drums
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