new project sneak preview

I’ve been working on writing and rehearsing some new quartet music this year, and we were able to record and film(!) it at Breakglass studios this past weekend. I’m excited to share it with you but in the meantime here’s a couple of screen grabs since we were all too in the music to remember to take photos!

“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!

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!

christmas mixtape!

i had the great pleasure of recording some christmas music this year for this cool project featuring dozens of montreal musicians & friends! the oops kitchen contributed our rendition of a beautiful polish christmas carol ‘lulajże jezuniu’ on which i play guitar, and i’m also playing alto on ‘jingle bell funk’ by fox and the hound.

the album is full of surprises and is available for free download but we recommend taking the 5 or 10 bucks you would have spent on it and donating to a good charity.

stay tuned for more christmas and non-christmas surprises!