SOPHIA DOMANCICH

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Over the last twenty years, Sophia Domancich has become closely associated with the Canterbury scene in the hearts of its fans. Like fellow French citizen Patrice Meyer, she has worked with most of the key figures of the genre : Pip Pyle, Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, John Greaves, Richard Sinclair, Phil Miller and Didier Malherbe all played with her at one point, often over a long period of time.

Domancich started learning the piano at the age of six. In 1968, she entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, where she studied for seven years. Between 1976 and 1978, she earned her living as accompanist for singing and dance lessons in various academies of music, and also at the Caen theatre and the Opera de Paris.

Her first contact with the jazz scene came in 1979 when she played improvised music with such jazz greats as Steve Lacy, Bernard Lubat
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SOPHIA DOMANCICH Trio Davenport : Davenport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio Davenport : Davenport
Avant-Garde Jazz 1989
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Funerals album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Funerals
Avant-Garde Jazz 1991
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Rêve de singe album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rêve de singe
Avant-Garde Jazz 1993
SOPHIA DOMANCICH L'année des treize lunes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L'année des treize lunes
Avant-Garde Jazz 1995
SOPHIA DOMANCICH La part des anges album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La part des anges
Avant-Garde Jazz 1997
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Rêves Familiers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rêves Familiers
Avant-Garde Jazz 1999
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Pentacle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pentacle
Post Bop 2003
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Sophia Domancich Pentacle : Triana Moods album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophia Domancich Pentacle : Triana Moods
Post Bop 2007
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Sophia Domancich, Simon Goubert : You Dont Know What Love Is album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Sophia Domancich, Simon Goubert : You Dont Know What Love Is
Avant-Garde Jazz 2007
SOPHIA DOMANCICH DAG album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
DAG
Post Bop 2008
SOPHIA DOMANCICH DAG Invité  Dave Liebman : Free 4 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
DAG Invité Dave Liebman : Free 4
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Lilienmund album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lilienmund
Avant-Garde Jazz 2010
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Snakes and Ladders album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Snakes and Ladders
Avant-Garde Jazz 2011

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SOPHIA DOMANCICH Upcoming Summer album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Upcoming Summer
Avant-Garde Jazz 2008
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Washed Away, Live At The Sunside album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Washed Away, Live At The Sunside
Avant-Garde Jazz 2009
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Courtepointe Live at the Sunside (with Mark Helias, Andrew Cyrille) album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Courtepointe Live at the Sunside (with Mark Helias, Andrew Cyrille)
Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
SOPHIA DOMANCICH Alice’s Evidence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Alice’s Evidence
Post Bop 2016

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SOPHIA DOMANCICH Courtepointe Live at the Sunside (with Mark Helias, Andrew Cyrille)

Live album · 2012 · Avant-Garde Jazz
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French pianist Sophia Domancich is best known for her twenty-years of collaboration with the leading bands and solo artists of the Canterbury scene, including Pip Pyle, Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper,etc,etc. Her solo works are less known, especially outside of France, which is a shame - she is a classically-trained pianist with a series of really interesting albums, coming from more than two decades.

Her live album "Courtepointe", recorded in Paris' Sunside club, is not her first album of such origin: three years earlier she released similar acoustic trio work, recorded live in Sunside as well (with the extraordinary rhythm section of drummer Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker).

"Courtepointe" is an acoustic trio album as well, with Hamid Drake again, this time paired with bassist Mark Helias. Once tagged as a "better writer than improviser", Sophia finds great balance of both components on this album. Her chamber sensibilities with a touch of French romanticism are perfectly balanced by the freewheeling and groovy American rhythm section.

This gig doesn't sound as much like a hot-wired free-jazz American club night, it's more of an elegant and even stylish French one. Her trio plays exclusively originals, coming proportionally from each member, combining tuneful slightly melancholic Sophia's almost-chamber songs with more full-blooded groovy and quite free compositions coming from Drake and Helias. Probably this album's main value comes from how well balanced this live show sounds. Each musician uses his strong sides and gets support from her/his colleagues, as a result all the music isn't chaotic at all, but lively, well-rounded modern cosmopolitan jazz.

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