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!
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.
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!
to commemorate the recent passing of the great Paul Bley, here’s a little transcription i did a while back of one of his solos (just the melody line because i’m a saxophonist).
he had an indomitable sense of melody, an authoritative touch, a deep sense of the blues, and was fearlessly innovative. this particular solo is cool to me because of his minimal left-hand comping, the beautiful flow and funkiness of the rhythm, the almost sing-song melodic quality and the weird but clever subversion of the harmony – made all the more wild by its departure from Coleman Hawkins’ wonderful solo.
and more than 50 years later it still sounds like it comes from the future!
(starts around 3:13)