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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Barre Philips or an American in France...

A Barre Phillips' Exhibition in Nice, France

The Life and Work of Barre Phillips is the subject of an exhibition at Nice’s Bibliothèque Louis Nucéra, running from December 11 2009 to February 6 2010. Titled “40 ans de création musicale”, the exhibition looks at aspects of the great bassist’s work since moving from America to France in 1969, including documentation of many tours, recordings and more. Films and performance are also part of the programme, with Barre Phillips giving four Saturday afternoon concerts. On December 12, Barre gives a solo concert. The performance on December 19 is headlined “Barre Phillips et la danse” and is a collaboration with choreographer and improviser Emmanuelle Pépin. On January 16 the subject is “Barre Phillips et le cinéma” with special reference to Barre’s work with film-maker Robert Kramer. Jazz is the subject of the February 6 concert and features a Phillips quartet with Laurent Charles (saxophones), Patrice Soletti (guitar) and François Rossi (drums). Admission is free. The address: Bibliothèque Louis Nucéra, 2 place Yves Klein, Nice, France. Tél. : +33 (0)4 97 13 48 00.

Barre’s ECM recordings include Music From Two Basses (with Dave Holland, 1971), Mountainscapes (with John Surman, 1976), Three Day Moon (with Terje Rypdal, 1978), Aquarian Rain (with Alain Joule, 1991), Time Will Tell (with Paul Bley and Evan Parker, 1994), and Angles of Repose (with Joe and Mat Maneri, 2002).

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