FREESTYLE MUSING

An encounter between rapper-poet Mike Ladd and saxophonist-composer Maciek Lasserre.

Freestyle Musing is a multidimensional incantation where words and poetry spread in forms, improvisations and the musical language.

Recorded on January 29th 2021 during the AME (Workshop for Exploratory Music) dedicated to the relationship between speech and musical exploration.


releases May 7, 2021

Mike Ladd : vocal, rap, lyrics.
Maciek Lasserre : soprano saxophone, percussions, electronic sequences and composition.

All tracks composed, sequenced, mixed and produced by Maciek Lasserre.
All lyrics improvised by Mike Ladd excepted the top of Inanna.

MCK [S] LADD

FRÉQUENCES

ODYSSÉE 808

ODYSSÉE 808 fondé par Enzo Carniel et Maciek Lasserre, présente une musique urbaine et poétique. Les structures, improvisations et interactions se mêlent au hip-hop alternatif et au free jazz d’inspiration AACM. L'univers d’Odyssée 808 est traversé par des polyrythmies, des drones, des textures et des textes poétiques. Un parcours sonore initiatique qui guide vers un présent fulgurant.

MACIEK LASSERRE : Soprano Saxophone/Electronics/Composition
ENZO CARNIEL : Keyboards/Piano/Electronics/Composition
BRUCE SHERFIELD : Rap/Spoken words
RAFAEL KOERNER : Drums

JULIEN REYBOZ : Sound Engineer & Mix
Recorded in Paris, September 2018
DIMITRI LOUIS : Photo cover

paru le 26 janvier 2019

AKT

MCK PROJEKT

MACIEK LASSERRE - electronic, saxophones
GASTON BANDIMIC - vocal, rap
MAXIME ZAMPIERI - drums
STÉPHANE EDOUARD - percussions
DJIBY DIOUM / ABLAYE MBAYE - vocal samples


" Terres rythmiques et harmoniques.
Matrices traversées par des hommes, des forces et des intuitions.
Ciels, éclats, signes. Rappels au futur, à l'engagement et à la création. "

Recorded by Julien Reyboz and mixed by Julien Mercier.

All tracks composed, sequenced and produced by Maciek Lasserre excepted Méditations composed by Stéphane Édouard and Maciek Lasserre.

Photo cover by Moha Hamdaoui

paru le 8 juin 2018

SELEBEYONE

STEVE LEHMAN & SELEBEYONE

GASTON BANDIMIC - vocals (Wolof)
HPRIZM - vocals (English)
STEVE LEHMAN - alto saxophone, sequencing
MACIEK LASSERRE - soprano saxophone, sequencing
CARLOS HOMS - keyboards, piano
DREW GRESS - acoustic bass
DAMION REID - drums


Lehman’s music has always drawn from disparate sources in distinctive ways, but with Sélébéyone, he takes an unexpected turn: drawing, from modern jazz, Senegalese rap, live electronics, and underground hip-hop, to create a unique form of urban experimentalism.

The musical relationships underpinning Sélébéyone are also decades old. HPrizm (AKA High Priest) a legend of New York’s underground hip-hop scene and a founding member of Antipop Consortium has been one of Lehmans closest collaborators for over a decade, and the two continue to perform regularly in each others ensembles.

Saxophonist Maciek Lasserre, who also composed several of the pieces on the album, began studying with Lehman in 2005 and introduced Lehman to the burgeoning Senegalese hip-hop scene in 2010 and began working with Gaston Bandimic, one of Senegals most distinctive young rap stars, a few years later.

According to Lehman, who brought everyone together: “We come from such disparate backgrounds New York, Paris, Dakar but we discovered a lot of common ground. HPrizm, Gaston, and Maciek are all Sufi Muslims, so that informed a lot of the overarching themes for the lyrics. Also Maciek, Gaston and I are all fluent French speakers, so we just started building off of those cultural foundations.”

released August 19, 2016

FORCES

MCK PROJEKT

MACIEK LASSERRE - composition, electronic, sax soprano
MAXIME ZAMPIERI - drums
STEPHANE EDOUARD - percussions

Featuring:
GASTON BANDIMIC - rap
BAKHAW DIOUM - rap
MAGIC MALIK - flute, vocal

paru le 15 décembre 2015

ESKISSE

MCK PROJEKT

MACIEK LASSERRE - soprano sax
OLIVIER SENS - electronic
CHANDER SARDJOE - drums

Featuring:
ABLAYE MBAYE - vocal
DJIBY & BAKHAW DIOUM (DABRAINS) - rap
STEVE LEHMAN - alto saxophone

paru le 11 juin 2011