CARDINAL POINT

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CARDINAL POINT
Bernard Santacruz + Michael Zerang Duo
contrabass & percussion

CARDINAL POINT

1. Cardinal Point 6:51
2. Nefertari 8:16
3. Sand Roses 2:28
4. Copeaux et Limaille 7:40
5. Arlequin 2:31
6. Stay the Course 7:37
7. White Horses 2.57

All music by Bernard Santacruz (SACEM) and Michael Zerang (munimulamusic/ASCAP)
except 3 by M. Zerang, 5 & 7 by B. Santacruz

Recorded on October14, 2019 at Studio La Buissonne by Gerard de Haro
Mixed by Gerard de Haro
Mastered by Nicolas Baillard

Liner Notes: Michel Dorbon
Photo: Michel Dorbon
Cover Design: Zuza Ustjan
Executive Producer: Maciej Karlowski

Special Thanks to:
Samual Silvant, Luc Bouquet, Gerard de Haro, Nicolas Baillard,
Cecile & Bruno Marcos, Christine & Michel Dorbon.

All Rights Reserved FSR 27/2020
Published by Fundacja SLUCHAJ!

www.sluchaj.org
fsrecords.net

French bassist Bernard Santacruz and Assyrian-American percussionist Michael Zerang have encountered each other in larger ensembles on either side of the ocean since the turn of the century, but it took them until the autumn of 2019 to record a distillation of their musical concord. Beyond their shared history, they are matched in depth of experience. Both were born in the latter half of the 1950s, and each has passed through a myriad of improvisational settings on their way to developing their respective styles. Santacruz is an economical player with a beautiful, rounded tone. Zerang can supply whatever rhythm you need, but whenever freed from time-keeping requirements, he gravitates to sounds that project the movement and friction required to make them. So, while this is a record made with drums and a double bass, it’s by no means a groove-bound affair; melodic fragments confront seething ruptures, and strings and skins knot together into thickets of texture. Each man maintains his individuality while they jointly solve the problems of collaborative music-making.

Bill Meyer
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