Samuel Blaser - trombone
Marc Ducret - guitar
At a time when there are more musicians in the world trying to be heard than ever before, rare gems like Samuel Blaser seem, paradoxically, to rise above it all. With As the Sea, Blaser's follow-up to his 2011 Hatology debut Boundless and featuring the same multinational, transatlantic quartet - French guitarist Marc Ducret, Swiss bassist Bänz Oester and American drummer Gerald Cleaver - he's already achieved a rare prominence as one of his generation's most wildly elegant, relentlessly forward-thinking and undeniably virtuous trombonists.
Marc Ducret is a very versatile avant-guard guitarist with an outstanding range of expressive modes. His guitar playing incorporates a wide variety of sound production techniques to create a highly original and very expressive sound. Ducret plays electric and acoustic guitars with 6 and 12 strings, fretless, baritone , soprano. He has performed and recorded with Tim Berne, Bobby Previte, Joey Baron, Samuel Blaser and Hank Roberts among many others.