482 Music to Release Michel Lambert's Out Twice on May 27th


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The Chicago-based independent label 482 Music is proud to announce the May 27th release of Montreal-based drummer/composer/artist Michel Lambert's latest recording, Out Twice (482-1019). Sponsored in part by the Canada Council, this recording is a collection of 11 spontaneously improvised pieces using Lambert drawings as graphic scores, each seeking to combine visual and musical expression into a single, cohesive language. The drawings are on display in the CD booklet and at www.482music.com/outtwice/

Named after the trips to Los Angeles and Pernes Les Fontaines, France where it was recorded in two sessions, Out Twice was conceived as a combination of Lambert's two loves, the artwork he has created since he was a child and his extensive background in formal music composition and improvisation. 10 of the 11 tracks are first takes done without rehearsal, documenting the musicians' initial reaction to the artwork and the mix of visual cues, written notation, and spontaneous musical interaction. Lambert likens the process to cartography, and the use of a graphic map to collectively seek routes, directions and paths through a shared landscape. The unified result features Lambert with pianist Milcho Leviev and bassist John Giannelli on five tracks, with the other six performed by a trio with bassist Barre Phillips and saxophonist Lionel Garcin.

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