Carrier, Lambert, Edwards

Alto saxophonist and improviser François Carrier’s rich, deep playing blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing oneself. A prodigious drummer, talented composer, instrument inventor, and illustrator, Michel Lambert is an all-round fascinating artist. Classically trained, he has one foot in jazz, the other in free improvisation, while his head is at the confluence of all these influences. John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role—whether playing solo or with others.