Armand Meignan of the Europa Jazz Festival in Le Mans describes Francois Corneloup as no less than "the new saxophone colossus, a musician with pure energy, constantly obsessed with reinventing new improvisational frameworks, not as a straightjacket but to push against them, composing with totally original perspectives".
In the early 1980s, François CORNELOUP a self-taught artist-musician played and worked with a wide range of musicians, an experience that opened his ears, and enabled him to cultivate a certain attitude towards his playing partners and develop a sense of meaning based on communication.
He honed his playing with the Compagnie LUBAT and musicians like Claude BARTHELEMY, Henri TEXIER, Michel Portal and Gérard MARAIS.
"François Corneloup plays as you might throw yourself into a fist fight. With the same joy, the same will to get to the heart of the heart of where it's at - to use body. (...) His music plays with tension, not with destruction: it very frankly, very directly thrusts itself against the limits, to feel their resistance. (...) A full, rich, inhabited sound. (...). That's his strength, this integrity."
Stéphane Ollivier - Les Inrockuptibles