François Houle

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François Houle (born August 17, 1961) is a Canadian jazz reedist. He was born in Lachine, Quebec, and plays primarily clarinet and soprano saxophone.

François Houle
Born (1961-08-17) August 17, 1961 (age 59)
Lachine, Quebec
GenresJazz
InstrumentsSaxophone, clarinet

Houle studied music formally at McGill University from 1980 to 1984 and then at Yale University from 1985 to 1987, after which he pursued a career in jazz, studying under Steve Lacy.[1] He lived in Vancouver, British Columbia from 1990. His album for Songlines Records, In the Vernacular: The Music of John Carter, was nominated for a Juno Award in 1999 for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

DiscographyEdit

As leaderEdit

  • Hacienda (Songlines, 1992)
  • Schizosphere (Red Toucan, 1994)
  • Any Terrain Tumultuouswith Marilyn Crispell (Red Toucan, 1995)
  • Nancali with Benoit Delbecq (Songlines, 1997)
  • In the Vernacular (Songlines, 1998)
  • Au Coeur Du Litige (Spool, 2000)
  • Cryptology (Between the Lines, 2000)
  • Dice Thrown with Benoit Delbecq (Songlines, 2002)
  • Double Entendre (Earsay, 2005)
  • Aerials (Drip Audio, 2006)
  • La Lumiere de Pierres with Evan Parker & Benoit Delbecq (Psi, 2007)
  • 9 Moments with Joelle Leandre (Red Toucan, 2007)
  • Because She Hoped with Benoit Delbecq (Songlines, 2011)
  • Genera (Songlines, 2012)
  • Aves with Havard Wiik (Songlines, 2013)
  • Sassicaia with Sea and Sky (Redshift, 2014)
  • Zarabandeo with Sea and Sky (Afterday Audio, 2015)
  • 14 Rue Paul Fort Paris with Joelle Leandre (Leo, 2015)
  • You Have Options with Alexander Hawkins (Songlines, 2018)

As sidemanEdit

With Joelle Leandre

  • Live @ Banlieues Bleues (Red Toucan, 1996)
  • C'Est Ca (Red Toucan, 2001)
  • Last Seen Headed: Live at Sons D'Hiver (Ayler, 2010)

With others

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mark Miller, "François Houle". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2nd edition, ed. Barry Kernfeld.