This Trio was formed by Canadian saxophonist François Carrier, drummer Michel Lambert and Russian pianist Alexey Lapin by the suggestion of Leo Feigin (company owner Leo Records, UK). Right after their first Russian tour they released three albums (“In Motion” and “Inner Spire” on LeoRecords and “All Out” on FMR). This Russian Trilogy received wide resonance from Jazz Journalists around the world. More recently the Trio released "The Russian Concerts Vol. 1 & 2" on FMR Records. Land of Paradoxes is the 6th improvisation played at Experimental Sound Gallery in St. Petersburg on May 29th 2014.
Alto saxophonist and improviser François Carrier have the ability to find the most compatible partners and maintain a wide recorded presence all over the world. His rich, deep playing that blends lyricism with boldness and a sense of surpassing one’s self has earned him a place in the Annual International Critic’s Poll of El Intruso 2017 as well as El Intruso 2015 and in the DownBeat’s 2013 Best Alto Sax Players List.