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Primare Cantus

Primare Cantus

Benjamin Duboc

Label: Ayler Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 7320470141892
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Catalog number: AYLER 9899100
Releasedate: 08-02-12
A 3-disc set offering a panel of bassist Benjamin Duboc’s current work. The first disc focuses on Primare Cantus, a peculiar piece of music, performed only on the tailpiece of the double bass, and mixing the very low register of the instrument with sharper frequencies obtained with bow friction and mouth/breath sounds. The music here moves slowly, very slowly, but is never static, and continuously evolves through micro variations.
  • Benjamin Duboc is a very strong voice on double bass, born 1969, studied with JF Jenny-Clark & Bernard Cazauran, and has played with many great musicians
  • He leads the "Nuts" quintet with Itaru Oki & Rasul Siddik on trumpets, & Makoto Sato & Didier Lasserre on drums
  • Benjamin has a big and beautiful sound, you really feel the ground while hearing him... it's somethin' !
A 3-disc set offering a panel of bassist Benjamin Duboc’s current work. The first disc focuses on Primare Cantus, a peculiar piece of music, performed only on the tailpiece of the double bass, and mixing the very low register of the instrument with sharper frequencies obtained with bow friction and mouth/breath sounds. The music here moves slowly, very slowly, but is never static, and continuously evolves through micro variations. Disc 2 and 3 then showcase Duboc’s bass in duo and trio settings with regular collaborators Didier Lasserre (percussion), Sylvain Guérineau (tenor sax), Jean-Luc Petit (tenor & baritone sax), Pascal Battus (guitar pickup), Sophie Agnel (piano) and Christian Pruvost (trumpet). Dive in and explore Benjamin Duboc's introspective sonic territories with us.
Benjamin Duboc is a very strong voice on double bass, born 1969, studied with JF Jenny-Clark & Bernard Cazauran, and has played with many great musicians (as Ernest Dawkins, Bertrand Denzler, Roy Campbell, Jean-Luc Cappozzo, Sabir Mateen, Byard Lancaster, Daniel Erdmann, Abdelahaï Bennani, Michel Doneda, Daunik Lazro, Sunny Murray, John Betsch…). And also with Henry Grimes for a great duet in Paris. He leads the "Nuts" quintet with Itaru Oki & Rasul Siddik on trumpets, & Makoto Sato & Didier Lasserre on drums. He plays in "The fish" with Jean-Luc Guionnet on alto sax & Edward Perraud on drums (double cd on Ayler Records) and Rocks in the Sea with Mario Rechtern, Eric Zinman and Didier Lasserre.
Benjamin has a beautiful and big sound, you really feel the ground while hearing him... it's somethin' !
He also is recorded on Amor Fati, Futura Marge, Creative sources, le petit label, sansbruit. or...
Early on, in his family, he would hear music – jazz. He attends conservatory and is taught piano and clarinet, then double bass under the direction of Jean-François Jenny-Clark and Bernard Cazauran.
Out of adolescence: “Music and arts as a way of being”.
He’s working with Gaël Mervel and Thierry Waziniak before joining octopus with Benoist Raffin and Jobic Le Masson whom he meets in 1993 in Slovakia.
From then on, he will relentlessly go from a project to another, from a meeting to another with numerous musicians: free jazz, european improv...
In his works, he intends to shape time. He’s known today as a very active improviser and composer of electroacoustic music in various contexts, medias and means of expression (music, dance, theatre, image...)