Heres a stunning, hugely enjoyable improv Record on the lamented Nato label.
Joelle Leandre= Godess One of the most unfailingly riveting contemporary improvisors..
if you havent heard her , this is a great place to start , the variety and level of invention through out is staggering.
and whats more its laced with droll humour typical of Nato 's house aesthetic.
The Fun ,and sheer pleasure of playing are palpable throughout , perhaps even the very essence of the record.
Joelle's Dog Miss Biscotte is featured in a hilarious trio with George Lewis.
The full line up is J.Leandre, G.Lewis, Annick Nozati, Irene Scheizer, Ernst Reyseger, and legendary bassist Barre Phillips.
wonderful stuff.. those interested in checking out more OOP Nato lps go here AND HERE
ENJOY ... AND VISIT ,Joelle Leandre's website , shes prolific , and there are lots of real gems that are worth checking out!
NOTE- Jean Rochard said
No lament please since the nato company is still around (I run it and am not dead yet) and celebrated last year the 30th anniversary of the label. Lsst release in April was abrand new trio with Lol Coxhill Barre Phillips and JT Bates as well as the first reissue on CD of Instant replay (1983) of Lol Coxhill (featuring Joëlle amongst many others). Les Douze Sons will be reissued on CD in september for Joëlle 60th birthday.
Jean Rochard (with nato since 1980)