Featuring: India Cooke | Joelle Leandre

Musicians on the recording

Joëlle Léandre – bass
India Cooke – violin

On Journey, violinist India Cooke and bassist Joëlle Léandre improvise in that exalted state of grace that every improviser hopes to attain. It’s a state in which everything they play just works. It’s as if they can’t play a bad note or make a sound that doesn’t advance the music. In this state, the music unfolds without prior arrangement and at speeds too fast for conscious control, yet it’s development and intent is always clear. That deep communication between two or more people is exactly what players and listeners alike look for in improvisation. It happens whenever Cooke and Leandre play

Recording track list

1. Journey I 6:04
2. Journey II 6:14
3. Journey III 9:30
4. Journey IV 8:22
5. Journey V 7:51
6. Journey VI 5:06


NoBusiness Records NBCD 18
Release year - 2010

Credits and release info

  • All compositions by Joëlle Léandre and India Cooke
  • Recorded 6th December, 2008 during the Third annual conference of the International Society for Improvised Music / "Improvisation and Identity: Discovering Self and Community in a Trans-Cultural Age" at Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, Colorado USA
  • Sound technicians - Brandon Vaccaro and Jean Marc Foussat
  • Mastered by Arunas Zujus at MAMAstudios
  • Design by Oskaras Anosovas
  • Producer – Danas Mikailionis
  • Co-producer – Valerij Anosov

Reviews and articles

Journey - India Cooke

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