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Francois Carrier

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: June 5, 1961    

Alto and soprano saxophonist, composer and improviser François Carrier was awarded the Juno Award for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album” in March 2001 for his Compassion album on Naxos Jazz.

In his 35 years musical career François has played in numerous jazz festivals around the world, including the “Festival de Jazz de Montreux”, the “Jazz à Vienne” in France, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Jazzmandu Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Vancouver Jazz Festival, to name a few.

In 2002 François stayed six months in the Quebec Studio in Rome (CALQ), where he composed new works and got acquainted with the Italian musical milieu....
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Awards

Juno Award / Best Contemporary Jazz Album 2000 / Compassion - Naxos Jazz
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    Entrance 3

    Ayler Records
    2011
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    Inner Spire

    Leo Records
    2011
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    Kathmandu

    FMR Records
    2008
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    Within

    Leo Records
    2008
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    Noh

    Ayler Records
    2007
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    Happening

    Leo Records
    2006
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    Open Spaces

    Spool
    2006
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« Here, Carrier’s spirited attack is fused with grace, power and lyrically resplendent voicings, amid ventures into the freer realm. » GLENN ASTARIT / AllAboutJazz / July 2011

« Francois Carrier has style. He keeps a balance between sound, linear content and expressivity in ways that are original and enlivening. » Grego Edwards /gapplegatemusicreviewree / June 2011

« Canadian saxman François Carrier smelts a molten spirituality into a silvery, vibrato-less alto sax sound on anew release that blasts off from Coltrane but find its own trajectory...

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Primary InstrumentSax, alto

LocationMontréal, Qc

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundFree Melodic Improvisation

Clinic/Workshop InformationWorkshop / Conference The Zen in the Art of Improvisation

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