Here is the FULL VERSION of my sax quartet arrangement of Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time is Here” – and it’s free! Please enjoy this and other eccentric xmas delights on this year’s edition of the Christmas Mixtape. You can hear me on the Oops Kitchen’s “O Come O Come Emmanuel” and I also contributed a little seasoning to Mascara Wizard’s version of “I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas.”
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“A Boat to Nowhere” is out!
“A Boat to Nowhere” EP
Back in 2016 I recorded some music in one of my favourite formats – saxophone and piano duo – with one of my favourite pianists, Andrew Boudreau. I even made a blog post about how the recordings were “coming soon”… well, here they are! Stretching the definition of “soon” and maybe stretching out a little bit on some original tunes, plus one from Thelonious Monk.
The EP will be released exclusively (for now) on Bandcamp where you can stream or download it in the high quality digital format of your choice. It’s also “Bandcamp Friday” which means that 100% of the revenue from sales goes directly to the artist.
I’m looking forward to sharing this music and I hope you’ll check it out!
sneak preview of things to come
despite everything, i’ve been busy making some new music. i can’t wait to share it but for now here’s a tiny visual teaser of what we’ve been up to!
Frédéric Hébert “l’Aube” album release
Excited to announce the release of new music from Frédéric Hébert! I really enjoy playing his music and I think you will enjoy listening to it. The album can be found here and you can also check out cool photos below taken by Marc-André Dupaul taken at the album release show at Le Zaricot in Ste-Hyacinthe, QC.
New release by the History of Gunpowder!
I had the immense pleasure of playing several saxophones and clarinet on the latest album by History of Gunpowder, and now you can have the immense pleasure of listening to it! Alex Morison wrote some fantastic material for this and I think the final product is something really special.
Stream it here or on your favourite streaming service!
Ensemble Frédéric Hébert
Very excited to announce the release of the first song from the upcoming album of Fred Hébert, which I am very proud to have been a part of!
the album will be released on January 14 at Le Zaricot (Ste-Hyacinthe) and January 16 at Résonance Café (Montréal).
you (yes, you!) can support the album here.
Fred writes wonderful music and it is a joy to be a part of his ensemble!
Stars Fell on Alabama (live recording)
recent sounds with the great Masashi Usui at Resonance Cafe!
some sounds from the Oops Kitchen residency at l’Escalier!
recordings coming soon…
Andrew Boudreau is a fantastic pianist and friend who I have been playing with in different contexts for many years now, and earlier this year I decided to finally document some of the music we make together. I think some of it turned out pretty cool so stay tuned as it finds its way onto the internet!