Joelle Leandre

Joelle Leandre started playing recorder but quickly moved to piano and from the age of 9 to 14 studied both piano and double bass in her home town of Aix-en-Provence. Her double bass teacher, Pierre Delescluse, encouraged her to apply to the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris where she won first prize for double bass. In 1976 she received a scholarship to the Center for Creative and Performing Arts in Buffalo, a time that was to prove particularly influential due to encounters with Morton Feldman, and the music of Earl Brown, John Cage and Giacinto Scelsi. At the same time, she was able to experience the downtown New York music scene and continue her involvement in improvised music.

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14 rue Paul Forte, Paris
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Leo Records
2016
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Oakland/Lisboa
Oakland/Lisboa
Rogue Art
2016
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Hasparren
Hasparren
NoBusiness Records
2014
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Evidence
Evidence
Relative Pitch Records
2013
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Live at Banlieue Bleue
Live at Banlieue Bleue
NoBusiness Records
2013
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Trans
Trans
Kadima Collective
2012
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