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CARL HANCOCK RUX TRIO

CARL HANCOCK RUX – poetry and music | FITZ KIRBY - samples, electronics, multi-instruments | CHRIS EDDLETON - percussions

Poet, novel writer, film actor, singer, composer… Carl Hancock Rux is mainly the author and inventor of an “avant-garde homemade soul music”. This talented all-rounder, this unruly child from Harlem and the Bronx, has an infectious voice that some consider halfway between Jimi Hendrix, Lou Reed and Ralph Ellison, conducted by Lawrence D. Butch Morris: audaciously clever, firmly calm, avoiding easy appeals and easy solutions, preferring to sit astride real life and rhythms. Get ready. Harlem Renaissance is just about to begin!

"Shackles", Homeostasis, 2013
 

JEFF MILLS AND ÉMILE PARISIEN PLAY COLTRANE

JEFF MILLS - machines, turntables | ÉMILE PARISIEN - soprano saxophone

A thrilling musical gamble: to bring face to face one of the most daring young saxophonists and a techno superstar in the works and cosmos of John Coltrane. It’s been more than a year since Émile Parisien and Jeff Mills have been working on this unlikely duo where one improvises like lightning, go-ahead will-o’-the-wisps winding escapades, and the other plays, escapes and replay tones and textures to suggest new space for their explorations. A surprising series of musical mysteries that’s perfect for rejuvenating the listening.