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Front conver of the album HEADS OR TAILS
Double CD
22,00 €

HAMID DRAKE - SYLVAIN KASSAP

HEADS OR TAILS

Hamid Drake
Sylvain Kassap

“Their intense empathy has grown to an almost unparalleled level”


Hamid Drake: drums, frame drum
Sylvain Kassap: eb, bb, bass and contrabass clarinets, chalumeau



CD-1 PILE
Mutual Respect (24:37)
Black Walnuts (8:06)
Wood Splinters (7:46)
Refreshing Storm (4:48)

CD-2 FACE
Heads or Tails (4:32)
Everyone Holds its Breath (4:12 ) Play Downtown Riots (4:27)
Sharp Light (3:37)
Stubborn Old Folks (6:06)
Sharp Bend (3:14)
Stone s Sparks (4:00)
Blasting Heat (6:30)
Two Sides of the Same Coin (4:46)
Deeply Affected (3:43)
Emboidered Silk Scarves (5:33)
Heavy Traffic (6:39)
Of Course! (2:25)

All compositions by Hamid Drake and Sylvain Kassap 

CD-1 recorded live on February 5th 2007 by Bernard Legac and Yann Fressy for Radio France – France Musique at Studio Théatre d’Alfortville (France); the concert was part of Sons d’Hiver Festival
CD-2 recorded on February 22nd and 23rd 2013 by Jean-Marc Bouchez at Studio de la Beaune, Montreuil, France
Mixing: Sylvain Kassap
Mastering: Jean-Pierre Bouquet, L’Autre Studio, Vaires-sur-Marne, France
Liner notes: Steve Dalachinsky
Photographs: Jean-Marc Bouchez
Cover design: Max Schoendorff
Cover realization: David Bourguignon
Executive producer: Michel Dorbon

When I put these CDs on I knew immediately that from the first time I had heard them together until the time of these recordings their art, their voices, their intense empathy/telepathy for one another had grown to an almost unparalleled level: two instruments in complete harmony and synchronicity. Steve Dalachinsky, excerpt of the liner notes

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