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 Parc-X Trio - Parc-X Trio

December 20, 2012

This is a new start for our friends at Parc-X Trio that are leaving behind a bit of their acoustic sound for a dirtier, rock sound with a lot of keyboard/Moog. Always looking to re-invent themselves, this trio that we've supported from the start likes to mix modern to past sounds (Chick Corea/acid rock/Larry Young). Nice mood and sounds for a connected trio.

Gabriel Vinuela-Pelletier - keyboards
Alex Lefaivre - bass
Al Bourgeois - drums

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Guillaume Bouchard - Hivers Jazz

December 20, 2012

Why is it that these little jewels always show up at the end of December other that they're begging to go under the XMas tree ? Young Quebec City bassist Guillaume Bouchard treats us to his new CD with André Lachance on guitar, François Côté on drums and the amazing tenor sax Michel Côté.

More than just your regular holidayish jazz tracks, this is like a nice sleigh ride from start to finish, supported by real swing and echoes of Stan Getz, Zoots Sims, and Al Cohn, a certain tenderness that immerses the listener in bliss. Intelligent music with great arrangements on Jingle Bells, Winter Wonderland and these nice compositions : Le recueil des rois mages, Gospel, Noël sur la route, are like shorts stories that pay tribute to jazz.

to find out more : www.guillaumebouchardjazz.com

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Diana Panton - Christmas Kiss

December 6, 2012

Instead of reviewing year after year the revamped Xmas compilations, let's give a hand to singer Diana Panton. A gift of the great classics, supported by these great musicians : flugelhorn/cornet/trumpet Guido Basso, pianist Don Thompson, guitarist Reg Schwager and for a track : Baby It’s Cold Outside,  with singer Harrison Kennedy, very Ray Charlesish....

This tender Xmas Kiss is steeped in tradition, with the likes of : Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Waltz, Douce Nuit (in french), Let It Snow (c’est l’hiver), etc. It's hard to re-invent the Xmas Classics, and Diana Panton, unlike some others, does a great job doing it.

to find out more : dianapanton.com

to hear a few clips, click here

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Les Malcommodes - Les Malcommodes

December 6, 2012

Malcommode means somebody who's hard to get along with, but in a light way. These guys are great to hang around with, so the band's name is to be taken with a grain of salt. This new release presents the music of pianist Félix Stüssi, bassist Daniel Lessard as well as drummer Pierre Tanguay that's quiet a discovery for the month of December.

Straight to the point, the boys serve up some great jazz, marked by brilliant compositions and great harmonies. This is no small feat, jazz  played right as it should be with all it's deserved creativity. Alleluia.


to hear Funda-mentally, at the POP! Bar à vin, Nov. 27th, click here

to find out more  : felixstussi.com


by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Émilie-Claire Barlow - Seule ce soir

November 22, 2012

Young Toronto singer Emilie-Claire Barlow thought she'd release an album that would present highlights of her career, in other words, a compilation. At the last moment, she had a change of mind and decided she'd highlight Quebec music, which is now her home, by presenting classics that have withstood the test of time and in various styles.

Even thought french is not her first language, she's arranged, with the help of a great team, Quand le soleil dit bonjour aux montagnes, Petit Matin, Des croissants de soleil, La plus belle pour aller danser, Comme je crie, comme je chante with pianist Julie Lamontagne as well as many other sweet goodies. Samba rhythms, many hints of jazz and courage for Seule ce soir (Empress Music).

Recent Quebec concerts :
(Montreal) Friday, Nov. 23rd 8pm - L'Astral - 305 Sainte-Catherine W. 514-871-1881 (sold out)
(Quebec City) Saturday, Nov 24th 8pm - Palais Montcalm - 877-641-6040

She'll be back, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Gesù, part of the Montreal High Lights Festival.

to see a clip of Emilie-Claire Barlow singing Des croissants de soleil at l'Astral, Nov. 23 nov, 2012, click here
to see a clip of Emilie-Claire Barlow singing Sunshine Superman at l'Astral, Feb. 25, 2011, click here

to find out more : www.emilieclairebarlow.com

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Triades - Sonia Johnson, Charles Biddle Jr., Annie Poulain

November 8, 2012

Sonia Johnson, jazz singer and Juno winner for Le Carré de nos amours can add with this new release Artistic Director on her resumé. Triades, which was quite a challenge for all intents and purposes, is the fruit of joining the music of our local composers/musicians : Steve Amirault, Marianne Trudel, Yves Léveillé, Dave Watts, Rémi Bolduc, John Roney, Jean-Pierre Zanella to some great texts by Claude André, Stanley Péan and of course, Sonia Johnson.

All song, Triades is the voices of Charles Biddle Jr, Annie Poulain, Sonia Johnson, supported by pianist Marianne Trudel, bassist Morgan Moore and drummer Jim Doxas on eleven, alas, uneven tracks. Are we here in presence of too much jazz in french or is it the sometimes out of tune Biddle/Poulain tandem but Miss Maya, Dame didn't work out as well as Et si demain l’aube, Conquistador, Méduse.

to see a clip of "Le Jardin des Orchidées" at L'OFF Jazz, click here

to find out more www.soniajohnson.com

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Christine Tassan et les Imposteures - C'est l'heure de l'apéro

October 25, 2012

Because swing, Django style, is second to none to get a party going, you can depend on guitarist/singer Christine Tassan and her friends to deliver the goods. With this new release, C’est l’heure de l’apéro, stop asking yourself questions and let the good times begin. Alternating swinging instrumentals with a lot of joie de vivre/great swing and songs in the poetic tradition of Leclerc, Ferland, Gauthier, Delanoë : C’est l’heure de l’apéro, of course, Une étoile pour chaque note, La maison sous les arbres, you've got it all. Tasty!

to see a clip of C'est l'heure de l'apéro at the Lion d'Or, click here

for more info : christinetassanetlesimposteures.com


by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Baptiste Trotigon - Song, Song, Song

October 11, 2012

After turning on the crowd in company of alto sax Rémi Bolduc at L'OFF Jazz Oct. 6th, it's time to discover the latest from pianist/composer Baptiste Trotignon : Song, Song, Song. A tasty mix of jazz and song that are beautiful and do the trick, he's joined by great singers Miossec, Jeanne Added, Monica Passos and Melody Gardot.

Add to these voices, a string quartet and french song standards: Ne me quitte pas, La javanaise, Ma plus belle histoire d’amour as well as Palavas les flots, often done by singers of the after-war period, and the trick is done. Subtle, intelligent and bold.

To see a clip of Boléro with Rémi Bolduc at L'OFF Jazz, click here

to find out more : www.baptistetrotignon.com/


by Christophe Rodriguez


 Yoel Diaz - Origen

September 27, 2012

Monday nights at the Dièse Onze (4115A St-Denis), young cuban pianist Yoel Diaz turns on the heat for cuban music lovers, no salsa or latin pop but authentic cuban jazz. With Origen, he revisits his roots, solo on the piano, like it should be done and takes us on trip to Cuba with 15 great tracks, made up of personal compositions and some classics.

The fireworks : Espanola, Fantasia Guaija, Oleg’s Danzon delivers with much experience such as : Siboney, Andalucia et  Mandiga, symbol of a very inventive and living music. Recorded live with an airy sound, the pianist addresses with much gusto all your cuban music concerns.

to find out more : yoeldiaz.net

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 Simon Delage Quartet - Cahier

September 6, 2012

Newcomer Simon Delage is living proof jazz musicians aren't all grey-haired. This very focused and fearless drummer serves us a brand of jazz reminiscent of the sixties and seventies but in today's sounds.

Supported by saxophonist Eric Hove, pianist/keyboardist Paul Shrofel and bassist Rick Rosato, this CD boasts nine original tracks that show us the drummer's talent for composing and his capacity to play many styles. Nice discovery.

Catch him at L'OFF Jazz, Sunday, Oct. 7th (5pm) at Dièse Onze, and it's free!

to find out more : myspace.com/simondelage

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault


 The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Vol. 1, 2 & 3 (box set)

August 23, 2012

The man was a bit excentric : My zodiac sign : Gemini ; the month : May ;  arrival zone : United States, Herman Poole Blount, known as Sonny (1914-1993) introduced jazz to a cosmic dimension. From imaginery folklore music to the highest-strung free with electronic elements close to the sounds of comtemporary music, the universe Sun Ra is extremely captivating.

Thanks to the Naxos record label that just started distributing the ESP label, a source of authenthic free-jazz, we're witness to some « intense » material recorded in between April and November 1965. If the playing of instruments such as the marimba, the celesta, or the clavoline (??) doesn't make you jump out of your seat, you'll enjoy this musical voyage. From A House of Beauty to Cosmic Chaos and from Intercosmosis to Interplanetary Travelers, the menu is energetic.

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault

If you'd like more information on this Box Set, click here


If you'd like more information on the Sun Ra Arkestra, click here


To see a excerpt of Hymn to the Universe with the danse company Coleman Lemieux Dec. 2010 at Montreal's Place des Arts, click here


 Patricia Deslauriers Trio - Lucky Lucky

August 9, 2012

We'd missed bassist Patricia Deslauriers who had paid a tribute of sorts to powerful composer/singer Richard Desjardins at the last FIJM. Claude Thibault, however, was there and got some footage of 335 Nord from Lucky Lucky, now available. Musically faithful to the its atmosphere and intensity Patricia Deslauriers and her accomplices :  Guy St-Onge, piano and Paul Brochu on drums welcome us to a world of dreams. Deeply sensitive, this music reminiscent of Bill Evans in the 70s, you'll find your own way to connect to its jazzy poetry.

to see a clip of 335 Nord at the FIJM, click here

by Christophe Rodriguez
translated by Claude Thibault

to find out more : www.patriciadeslauriers.bandzoogle.com


 François Jalbert Quartet - Sens Unique

July 26, 2012

Young guitarist François Jalbert, barely twenty years old and has already boasts a few recognitions.  First place in the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix in 2006 and 2008 in the jazz category as well as finishing his Masters at McGill University ;  you can count on the guitarist to give us some great jazz.

With great accomplices : brilliant pianist Jérôme Beaulieu, flugerhorn player Nicolas Boulay, bassist Rémi-Jean Leblanc, another young gun, drummer Kevin Warren as well as soprano sax Emie Lachapelle, ten original tracks, no academic schoolwork here. Nice work, keep you eye on him.


to find out more  : www.francoisjalbert.com


by Christophe Rodriguez
Translated by Claude Thibault


 Jacques Kuba Séguin - Litania Projekt

July 12, 2012

2012 Radio-Canada Révélation, trumpeter Jacques Kuba Séguin takes us on tantalizing voyage. As the title states : Litania Projekt, launched at the 33rd FIJM, will quench your thirst of exoticism. With pianist Jonathan Cayer, drummer Kevin Warren, violonist Adam Baldych and bassist Frédéric Alarie, second half of this project, with many converging musical universes. Without copying, shades of Miles Davis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet and of course, the man with the hypnotising sound, Jacques Kuba Séguin. On seven original tracks, good vibes with favorites being Malina, Ligne bleue and Babuska. Bravo!

by Christophe Rodriguez
Translated by Claude Thibault

to find out more : www.oddsound.ca/artistes/jacqueskubaseguin/

to see a clip of Jacques Kuba Séguin with the Odd Lot project, click here


 Ranee Lee - A Tribute to Billie Holiday

June 28, 2012

Singer Ranee Lee, one of the most beautiful jazz voices in Montreal, revisits for one night her tribute to the immortal Billie Holliday. For the event, the Justin Time label dusts off the classic CD from it's resting place. Highlighting departed bassist Milt Hinton, cornerstone of swing and talented photographer, pianist Oliver Jones, Richard Beaudet, the saxophonist with Lester Young sounds, Richard Ring, guitar as well as drummer Archie Alleyne, the fourteen tracks are a pot of gold. Without copying Billie, Ranee Lee lays her magic touch needed to present the career and the battles of the singer. A smooth initiation, quasi-majestic and nicely produced.


to find out more : myspace.com/raneeleemusic


by Christophe Rodriguez


 Jacques Masson's Free Hard-Boppers - Take Off

June 14, 2012

Music teacher at Collège Lionel-Groux for over 30 years, but more importantly, a cornerstone of the Montreal jazz scene, drummer Jacques Masson doen't hide his influences. Citing Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, John Coltrane's Quartet and Elvin Jones (Jacques Masson has a soft spot for Elvin) the stage is set for a powerful ride, with lots of muscle. And with intelligence.

Sided by young saxophonist Al McLean ; part-Coltrane, part-Shorter, guitarist Sylvain Provost, strongly influenced by Joe Pass, and bassist Normand Guilbeault, « Mingusian » in his soul, Jacques Masson drives this superb trio with precise polyrhythm. Seven original compositions, the most beautiful one being Un monde nouveau s’éveille, this new CD is a gift that can't be refused.

to find out more : www.freehardboppers.com


by Christophe Rodriguez


 Coyote Bill - Charles Papasoff

May 31, 2012

With this new CD the Montreal collective Coyote Bill should make a lot of noise. Headed by baritone/tenor saxman and powerful blower Charles Papasoff, but also, David Carbonneau, trumpet, Olivier Bélisle, electric guitar, Hugo Chaput, electric bass, Mario Allard, alto sax, Mathieu Van Vliet, trombone, Martin Lizotte, piano, keys, etc., plus a few chorists.

With all these musicians, is is possible to do a jazz CD ? Yes, if you like the powerful sounds of brass, a lot of punches, and a non-conformist spirit, not unlike what legendary california group Tower of Power has been doing for the last forty years. Even if the electric guitar sometimes takes up too much space, but not the spirit, Coyote Bill will make you move, strong and powerful, in the jazz soul/funk sound.

to find out more : www.coyotebillband.com

to see a clip, click here

Thursday, July 5th (outdoor concert) at the 33rd FIJM

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Jérome Beaulieu Trio - L'Homme sur la lune

May 17, 2012

Winner of the 6th Jazz en Rafale New Talent Contest, pianist Jérôme Beaulieu makes a great departure right out of the CD gate.  In trio with Philippe Leduc on bass and William Côté on the drums, the connected trio presents original compositions that carry a scent of Brad Mehldau, E.S.T, Keith Jarret without it hindering the creative process.

A nice balance of jazz that's alive, powerful and poetic. Key tracks are the MVT1-2-3 Suite is a key track as well as Man on The Moon.

To see a clip of La chute at tthe Festi Jazz de Rimouski, click here

to find out more : triojeromebeaulieu.com

by Christophe Rodriguez


 André Moisan Jean Saulnier - After You, Mr Gerhswin !

May 3, 2012

1st saxophone and bass clarinet at the MSO, André Moisan can play almost anything, so we're very jealous. If classical music is his preferred musical environment, the jazz explorations of this brilliant interpreter are second to none.

At the junction of two musical styles, After You, Mr Gershwin ! is just as much a tribute to the clarinet as it is to Benny Goodman and cuban saxophonist/flutist Paquito D’Rivier. Steering away from and academic approach, André Moisan gives us quite an earful. After You, Mr Gershwin !  will turn the heat on many instrumentists, such as on Sonate « Cape Cod Files » from M. Riviera. A real treat.

see a clip from After You, Mr Gershwin ! at the CD launch, by clicking here

to find our more  : andremoisan.com

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Lorraine Desmarais - Couleurs de Lune

May 3, 2012

For the last twenty years, Montreal pianist and composer Lorraine Desmarais has been dishing out some of the best jazz around, and in various settings. As leader of her own big band, with trumpeter Tiger Okhosi,  alongside Oliver Jones or with her own great trio, jazz is served up with great taste and beyond reproach.

On her latest opus Couleurs de Lune, she takes us on trip while exploring the art of the trio and her compositions, something you'll appreciate no matter if you're a jazz newcomer, amateur or expert. Closer to Bill Evans than Keith Jarrett, the pianist tells us stories :  Forever Young, Bolero, Largo, Week-End à Toulouse, and lots of synergy with her accomplices : Camil Bélisle, drums, Frédéric Alarie at the bass. As a final touch on her musical quest, Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) is a message for those that have left us and that we have not forgotten.

See our interview (in french) with clips live at the recording of Couleurs de Lune, by clicking here

to find out more : lorrainedesmarais.com

by Christophe Rodriguez

P.S. : Don't miss her July 7th at the Gesù for the 33rd FestivaI International de Jazz de Montréal


 Marie-Fatima Rudolf Trio - Songbird's Prayer

April 19, 2012

For this Toronto pianist who's made Montréal her new home, Marie-Fatima Rudolf makes herself present in our consciousness with this powerful new CD. Surrounded by drummer John Fraboni, bassist Jim Vivian and all-terrain saxophonist Cameron Wallis, he subtle musical message has a bit of Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal and Brad Mehldau, but without any copying.

Except for two well rendered standards : Amazing Grace & Chelsea Bridge (Billy Strayhorn), the whole is dominated by personal compositions that carry a lot of sensitivity. Beautiful work such as on : Outer Edge, Moment Musical, Storytelller and of course : Songbird's Prayer. Keep your ears and eyes open for this young musician with a lot of musical future.

to find out more : mariefatimarudolf.com

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Joel Miller - Swim

April 5, 2012

Talking about powerful jazz that oscillates in between « coltranian » inventions and the Wayne Shorter movement, we have complete faith in young tenor sax Joel Miller. In a truly modern spirit and with authentic creativity, he gives us Swim on eleven tracks, a strong statement without making it free jazz, the one the hurts, not the free jazz of David Murray or Albert Ayler.

Surrounded by pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Fraser Hollins and Greg Ritchie on the drums, Joel's creativity is impressive and commands respect. Impeccable.

to find out more : www.joelmillermusic.com

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Martin Roussel Jazz Quartet - Planétarium

April 5, 2012

Dedicated teacher, true pianist and fine composer, Martin Roussel focuses with Planetarium on the many paths that lead to musical happiness. Presented as a long conversation with the listener, whether you're a jazz expert or just a plain good music lover, he unveils the process of his compositions in six steps with in backdrop, Nathalie Sarraute's latest novel : Le planétarium.

From a planet to another with the laws of gravity Martin Roussel and his collegues : Alexandre  Côté, alto and soprano sax, Alex Bellegarde, bass and Guillaume Perron, at the drums, the musicians share six tracks that leads to a dreamy state of mind and creativity. As a sculptor, the pianist carves his work with mastery. A nice discovery.

to find out more : www.martinroussel.com


by Christophe Rodriguez


 Sylvain Picard - Airs à faire frire

March 22, 2012

Guitarist Sylvain Picard has a sense of humour and a perennial vision of music on Airs à faire frire. The colourful title is a invitation to explore the universe of guitarists Bill Frisell, Carlos Santana (70s period), Nguyen Le and other jazz/rock inspirations, without copying.

Surrounded by bassist Mathieu Descheneaux and drummer Charles Duquette, Sylvain Picard has a powerful message, likes to explore, his music is percussive, and his compositions fit perfectly. In a intelligent collage of soundscapes and ambiances : Hyperformance, l’Automne du cœur, Vol de Nuit, and of course, Airs à faire frire, jazz is creative in a beautiful way.

by Christophe Rodriguez

to find out more : sylvainpicard.com

 


 Vincent Gagnon - Himalaya

March 8, 2012

Four years after Bleu Cendre (2009), finalist for a Opus in best jazz album (2009-2010), the very poetic pianist Vincent Gagnon does it again with Himalaya. Ten original tracks, far from the standards, Himalaya stands out as a great and original CD. Attentive listeners will hear the influences of Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, without any copying. Surrounded by some powerful musicians, such as blowers Michel Côté and Alain Boies, Vincent Gagnon delivers an impressionist vision of jazz. Once more we discover that the beautiful city of Québec is a fertile ground for great jazz. If you need to be convinced, listen to : Axe Barbares, Circus and Débâcle...with the help of Guillaume Bouchard on bass and Michel Lambert on drums with blowers Côté - Boies.

to find out more : vincentgagnon.com

to see a clip of Vincent Gagnon at the Gala Opus 2011, click here

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Andrée Boudreau - Aulofée

February 23, 2012

The discreet pianist and very caring teacher Andrée Boudreau launched her third CD, Aulofée, Feb 22nd at Upstairs. In the midst of busy week where legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal's latest CD (Blue Moon/ Small Village) practically threw to the ground, Andrée's Aulofée is like a fine wine and in the same lineage. The pianist doesn't do the standards and is sided by Claude Bergeron, guitar, Richard Dupuis, bass and Dany Richard, drums/percussions, who explore eleven original compositions that each stand out in the own way. Subtle rhythm changes to vibrant and complex grooves that reflect the classics :  Monk, Jamal, Jarrett as well as Bill Evans, Andrée Boudreau celebrates with sensuality. Aulofée, of course, but also À la volette, Samba d’août and Sicilienne.

To see an excerpt of Aulofée af the Upstairs Feb 22, click here

To find out more  : andreeboudreau.com

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Tania Maria - Tempo (with Eddie Gomez)

February 9, 2012

It had been a while since we'd heard about Tania Maria who plays the piano, composes, leads the band and sings. Because of a very european carreer, combined with the fact record companies aren't recording as much as they used, kudos to the Naïve label that manages to bring Tania to us, in duo with bassist Eddie Gomez. Eddie, who's spent some time on the road with legendary Bill Evans, always plays right on, is attentive and very focused on the music. Eight brazilian-flavored tracks, country of the great lady,  the essence of this new CD flirts with balads, an invitation to travel, drift away and great rhythms.

Some classics : Estate (Bruno Martino), A Chuva Caiu (A. Jobim) and some personal compositions : Tempo, Yeah Man, Dera Dee Vee, Tania Maria, dishes up a nice mix of voice and bass that burn up that'l burn up your winter blues !

to find out more : taniamaria.org

by Christophe Rodriguez


 Julie Lamontagne - Opus Jazz (ADISQ 2012 - Album jazz de l'année - Création)

January 26, 2012

Following a highly noticed CD with saxophonist Donny McAuslin, pianist Julie Lamontagne whose career as musical director of a few great female singers doubles-up with her passion for jazz, is back to her first love. Classicaly trained, this opus, as titled, presents new forms, compositions and improvisation based on many classical themes.

Explained in great detail in the linear notes, eleven tracks that nod with much feeling to Brahms :  Walt for Fred but is also adressed to pianist Fred Hersch, Trilogie Colorée (Debussy), l’Aria de la Défunte (Fauré), Chopineries, Prélude Romantique (André Mathieu). A lot of style, poetry and very far from anything mecanic.

Julie Lamontagne - Opus Jazz


 Stranahan Zaleski Rosato Trio - Anticipation

January 12, 2012

Before the January season kicks off with pianist Julie Lamontagne at the end of the month, let's go to the high peaks of Colorado with the trio of american drummer Colin Stranahan who's released Anticipation. In a trio that reflects the past and the future, lovers of snares, drums and other rhythmic subtleties will find many themes to discover and discuss.

If Monk's presence hovers on this project, Colin, with the help of accomplices Glenn Zaleski at the piano and Rick Rosato at the bass trace a modern path. First Rain, Anticipation, Origami, are powerful, athletic enough but not too much. As far as the classics,  we discover with pleasure : All The Things You are, Boplicity and the always touching I Should Care.

Nice work and beautiful arrangements.

To see a clip of Anticipation, click here

by Christophe Rodriguez


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