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Joëlle Léandre

cb, voc, b, *1951 FR, Aix-en-Provence
Singer / Musician / Composer of Jazz

Joëlle Léandre (born 12 September 1951 in Aix-en-Provence, France) is a double bassist, vocalist, and composer active in new music and free improvisation.In the field of contemporary music, she has performed with Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, and worked with Merce Cunningham and John Cage. Both Cage and Giacinto Scelsi have composed works specifically for her.

  • Double bass
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Jazz
  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
Popular Tracks   
Mini One on Passagio by Sylvie Courvoisier, Joëlle Léandre & Susie Ibarra
Zurich Concert 1 on Zurich Concert by Joëlle Léandre
Macchina basso on Gramss, Dresser, Eckhardt, Guy, Hoock, Léandre, Phillips, Roccato, Saitoh, Thelin & Scodanibbio: Thinking of Stefano Scodanibbio by Various Artists
Zurich Concert 2 on Zurich Concert by Joëlle Léandre
Maknongan (1976): for double bass solo on Giacinto Scelsi: Okanagon by Giacinto Scelsi & Joëlle Léandre
Zurich Concert 3 on Zurich Concert by Joëlle Léandre
Zurich Concert 4 on Zurich Concert by Joëlle Léandre
Mini Three on Passagio by Sylvie Courvoisier, Joëlle Léandre & Susie Ibarra
Whispering of the Stars on Solar Wind by Joëlle Léandre, Robert Dick & Miya Masaoka
Zurich Concert 5 on Zurich Concert by Joëlle Léandre

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Strings GardenJoëlle Léandre2018Album
Chez HélèneJoëlle Léandre, Marc Ducret2018Album
Tender MusicJoëlle Léandre, Elisabeth Harnik2018Album
Léandre - MintonJoëlle Léandre - Phil Minton2017Album
18.3.15Joëlle Léandre, Maggie Nicols, Roger Turner2017Album
ElasticJoëlle Léandre / Théo Ceccaldi2016Album
Enfances 8 Janv. 1984Daunik Lazro, Joëlle Léandre, George Lewis2016Album
A Woman’s WorkJoëlle Léandre2016Album
Turquoise BoxJoe Moffett, John Dikeman, Klaus Kugel, Raoul Van Der Weide, Joe Morris, Peter Cancura, Jason Nazary, Silke Eberhard, Alex Huber, Joëlle Léandre, Lauren Newton2016Album
Sonic CommunionJean-Luc Cappozzo, Douglas Ewart, Joëlle Léandre, Bernard Santacruz, Michael Zerang2015Album
Tout Va MonterJoëlle Léandre - Benoît Delbecq - Carnage2015Album
Trans 2Joëlle Léandre - Serge Teyssot-Gay2015Album
14 Rue Paul Fort, ParisJoëlle Léandre / Benoît Delbecq / François Houle2015Album
Live At Kesselhaus Berlin 08.06.2013Joëlle Léandre / Vincent Courtois2014Album
28 Rue Dunois Juillet 1982Derek Bailey - Joëlle Léandre - George Lewis - Evan Parker2014Album
Live In MoldeSpunk & Joëlle Léandre2014Album
(Live At) GråmølnaJoëlle Léandre & Michael Francis Duch2014Album
3Joëlle Léandre & Pascal Contet2014Album
Flowing StreamThomas Buckner / Joëlle Léandre / Nicole Mitchell2014Album
Sisters WhereJoëlle Léandre - Nicole Mitchell2014Album
Can You Smile?Théo Ceccaldi Trio + Joëlle Léandre2013Album
The Bill Has Been PaidSteve Dalachinsky, Joëlle Léandre2013Album
EvidenceJoëlle Léandre & Jérôme Bourdellon2013Album
HasparrenDaunik Lazro, Joëlle Léandre2013Album
Conversations Live In LjubljanaJoëlle Léandre & Lauren Newton2012Album
TransJoëlle Léandre, Serge Teyssot-Gay2012Album
13 Miniatures For Albert AylerJean-Jacques Avenel - Jacqueline Caux - Jean-Luc Cappozzo - Steve Dalachinsky - Simon Goubert - Raphaël Imbert - Sylvain Kassap - Joëlle Léandre - Urs Leimgruber - Didier Levallet - Ramón López - Joe McPhee - Evan Parker - Barre Phillips - Michel Portal - Lucia Recio - Christian Rollet - John Tchicai2012Album
Before AfterJoëlle Léandre - Nicole Mitchell - Dylan Van Der Schyff2011Album
SoloJoëlle Léandre2011Album
Live At MagyarkanizsaGyörgy Szabados, Joëlle Léandre2011Album
Dire Du DireJoëlle Léandre & Noël Akchoté2011Album
Live At The "Ulrichsberger Kaleidophon"Joëlle Léandre2011Album
That Overt Desire Of ObjectJoëlle Léandre / Phillip Greenlief2011Album
PanjiGianni Lenoci, Beñat Achiary, Carlos Zíngaro, Joëlle Léandre, Marcello Magliocchi2010Album
Last Seen Headed: Live At Sons D'HiverJoëlle Léandre, François Houle, Raymond Strid2010Album
JourneyJoëlle Léandre / India Cooke2010Album
TraceJoëlle Léandre / Maguelone Vidal / Raymond Boni2009Album
Transatlantic VisionsJoëlle Léandre - George Lewis2009Album
Live At DunoisJoëlle Léandre & William Parker2009Album
Live Aux Instants ChaviresJean-Luc Cappozzo, Joëlle Léandre2009Album
Duo (Heidelberg Loppem) 2007Anthony Braxton / Joëlle Léandre2009Album
Live In IsraelJoëlle Léandre2008Album
A L'ImprovisteBarre Phillips & Joëlle Léandre2008Album
BasseContinueJoëlle Léandre2008Album
KorJoëlle Léandre & Akosh Szelevényi2008Album
Out Of NowhereJoëlle Léandre2008Album
FreewayJoëlle Léandre, Pascal Contet2007Album
9 MomentsFrançois Houle, Joëlle Léandre, Raymond Strid2007Album
Winter In New York - 2006Joëlle Léandre & Kevin Norton2007Album
Psychomagic CombinationJoëlle Léandre / Gianni Lenoci / Vittorino Curci / Marcello Magliocchi2007Album
At The Le Mans Jazz FestivalJoëlle Léandre2006Album
VoyagesJoëlle Léandre / Masahiko Satoh2006Album
FiredanceJoëlle Léandre, India Cooke2005Album
One More TimeSteve Lacy / Joëlle Léandre2005Album
CruxesAurora Josephson / Joëlle Léandre / Damon Smith / Martin Blume2005Album
Face It!Lauren Newton, Joëlle Léandre2005Album
Concerto Grosso - Live At Gasthof Heidelberg LoppemJoëlle Léandre2005Album
GyőrJoëlle Léandre & Akosh Szelevényi2005Album
EvidentJoëlle Léandre / Mark Nauseef2004Album
Sur Une BalançoireJoëlle Léandre / Gianni Lenoci2004Album
After You GoneBarre Phillips, Joëlle Léandre, William Parker, Tetsu Saitoh2004Album
For FlowersJoëlle Léandre / Mat Maneri / Christophe Marguet / Joel Ryan2004Album
RoughSpiderwebs, The Long Telegram, Chris Cogburn, David Dove, Joëlle Léandre2004Album
The Space BetweenThe Space Between w/ Joëlle Léandre2003Album
Tempted To SmileFred Frith / Joëlle Léandre / Jonathan Segel2003Album
TimbreplusTimbre plus Fritz Hauser, Joëlle Léandre, Urs Leimgruber2003Album
No Day RisingBrett Larner / Joëlle Léandre / Uchihashi Kazuhisa2003Album
Ocean Of EarthKevin Norton / Joëlle Léandre / Tomas Ulrich2003Album
Signature: Live At The Egg FarmJoëlle Léandre / Masahiko Satoh / Yuji Takahashi2002Album
Out Of SoundLauren Newton / Joëlle Léandre / Urs Leimgruber2002Album
The Chicken Check In ComplexCarlos Zíngaro / Joëlle Léandre / Sebi Tramontana2002Album
Near And Far...Joëlle Léandre2002Album
PassaggioSylvie Courvoisier / Joëlle Léandre / Susie Ibarra2002Album
千変万歌Joëlle Léandre & Yu Wakao2002Album
C'Est ÇaJoëlle Léandre / Hasse Poulsen / François Houle2001Album
No CommentJoëlle Léandre2001Album
Organic - MineralJoëlle Léandre & Kazue Sawai2001Album
Sapporo DuetsJoëlle Léandre & Ryoji Hojito2000Album
TricotageJoëlle Léandre, Danielle Palardy Roger2000Album
Dire Du DireJoëlle Léandre2000Album
Solo Bass - Live At Otis, HiroshimaJoëlle Léandre1999Album
Incandescences - The European DuoJoëlle Léandre & Giorgio Occhipinti1999Album
Duos 3-13Fredy Studer / Jin Hi Kim / Joëlle Léandre / Dorothea Schürch1999Album
E'veroJoëlle Léandre And Sebi Tramontana1999Album
Short TakesHaruna Miyake + Joëlle Léandre1998Album
Joëlle Et Tetsu - Live At Yokohama Jazz Promenade Festival 1996Joëlle Léandre / Tetsu Saitoh1998Album
No WaitingDerek Bailey, Joëlle Léandre1998Album
ContrabassesJoëlle Léandre / William Parker1998Album
Urban VoicesNot Missing Drums Project, Lauren Newton, Joëlle Léandre, Uschi Brüning1997Album
18 ColorsLauren Newton / Joëlle Léandre1997Album
No Try No FailUrs Leimgruber, Joëlle Léandre, Fritz Hauser1997Album
Pascal Contet Joëlle LéandrePascal Contet, Joëlle Léandre1996Album
Live @ Banlieues BleuesJoëlle Léandre / Georg Gräwe / François Houle1996Album
The Wonderful Widow Of Eighteen SpringsJohn Cage / Joëlle Léandre1996Album
Blue MemoriesMario Schiano, Joëlle Léandre, Renato Geremia1995Album
Haunting The Spirits Inside Them...Vinny Golia / Joëlle Léandre / Ken Filiano1995Album
Blue Goo ParkJoëlle Léandre & Rüdiger Carl1993Album
OkanagonGiacinto Scelsi - Joëlle Léandre1993Album
TracksMario Schiano, Joëlle Léandre, Peter Kowald1993Album
PalimpsesteJoëlle Léandre & Eric Watson1992Album
Urban BassJoëlle Léandre1991Album
EcrituresJoëlle Léandre, Carlos Zíngaro1990Album
Paris QuartetJoëlle Léandre, Yves Robert, Irene Schweizer, Daunik Lazro1989Album
Cordial GratinIrene Schweizer, Joëlle Léandre1988Album
Les DomestiquesJoëlle Léandre / Jon Rose1988Album
The Storming Of The Winter PalaceIrene Schweizer - Maggie Nicols - George Lewis - Joëlle Léandre - Günter Sommer1988Album
Contrebasse Et VoixJoëlle Léandre1988Album
SincerelyJoëlle Léandre1985Album
Les Douze SonsJoëlle Léandre1984Album
Contrebassiste (Taxi)Joëlle Léandre1982Album
Live At The BastilleMaggie Nicols, Lindsay Cooper, Joëlle Léandre1982Album
John Cage #4John Cage, Joëlle Léandre, Kumi Wakao1973Album
Ryoanji - John Cage Concert In HiroshimaJoëlle Léandre / Kumi WakaoAlbum
Open Waves ConcertCarlos Bechegas # Joëlle LéandreAlbum
Improvisation & PerformanceJoëlle Léandre, Kumi Wakao, Yoko Okada, Yu WakaoAlbum
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