Xavier Lecouturier is a picture of intuitive concentration and joy.
A young and vital member of the Seattle jazz scene, drummer Xavier Lecouturier discovered a circle of like-minded and talented colleagues after arriving in town from the Bay Area. "Carrier" documents a collection of the original works they've been performing around the region over the last two years, as they looked for, and found, their voice. Featuring through-composed pieces drawing from numerous influences, this album encapsulates the sound, interplay, and collective compositional styles as they nudge boundaries, while staying rooted in a passionate study of the jazz tradition.
1 AUBE 5:00
2 TEMPEST 7:24
3 CARRIER 5:49
4 STRIATIONS 6:04
5 WAITING 7:27
6 LEVEL UP 6:17
7 EVENT HORIZON 5:43
8 MONK DERIVATIVE 6:09
9 KINDLING 6:23
10 GUITAR HERO 5:57
(1,2,3,5,9) composed by Xavier Lecouturier
(4,8,10) by Lucas Winter; (6) by Gus Carns
(7) by Ben Feldman
Produced by Xavier Lecouturier
Recorded by Chris Spencer at
Sophia Hat Studios, Seattle, WA
Recorded on August 7-8, 2018
Mixed by Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho, Seattle
Mastered by Dan Dean at
Dan Dean Productions, Mercer Island, WA
Cover photography by Steve Korn
Band photo by Ben Feldman
Cover design & layout by John Bishop
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