Monday, April 15, 2013

Three is Free! 2 New Trios....

dimanche le 21 avril:Félix-Antoine Hamel (saxophone ténor), Stéphane Diamantakiou (contrebasse), Kai Basanta (batterie)
Nigel Taylor (trompette), Aaron Lumley (contrebasse), Jamie Thompson (batterie)
This night brings you two new trios representing some of the most active and energetic players on Montreal's free music scene.

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Félix-Antoine Hamel has been increasingly present of late, putting the brave sound of his tenor into acoustic and electric settings, seemingly unafraid of each new situation. Stephane Diamantakiou has also been heard very often lately, bringing a solid technique and empathetic ears to the music. Kai Basanta balances a mature sense of restraint with a joyful swing.

C'est un trio nouveau. Pour l'anniversaire de Mardi Spaghetti, j'ai invité un vieux ami—Jamie Thompson, batterie—et un nouveau ami—Nigel Taylor, trompette—à me rejoindre pour un set des improvisations. Ces rencontres musicales dépendent sur la chimie musicale et dans ce cas, les bons ingrédients étaient présent: Tout au long, la musique maintenait l'équilibre entre intensité et sensibilité; on engage une idée complètement mais aussi être ouvert aux changements soudains dans la direction; d'être conscient de la forme, même dans une tempête de bruit ... Donc, je pense que ce serait une bonne chose que nous faisons de la musique encore.” -- Aaron Lumley, double bass
“This is a new trio. For the recent Mardi Spaghetti Anniversary, I invited an old friend—Jamie Thompson, drums—and a new one—Nigel Taylor, trumpet—to join me for a set of free improvisations. These kinds of musical meetings hinge almost completely on musical chemistry and in this case, the right ingredients seemed to be there: Throughout the set, the music maintained balance between intensity and sensitivity; staying committed to an idea while remaining open to a sudden, inspired change in direction; an awareness of form even deep within a maelstrom of noise... So I think it would be a good thing for us to make music together again.” -- Aaron Lumley, double bass

Nigel Taylor is new to Montreal, and he has already upped the standard of creative trumpet playing. He quit a symphony job in his native Saskatchewan to pursue studies of improvised music at the New England Conservatory, and now we are lucky to have him in our midst. This trio had its premiere at the recent Mardi Spahgetti 5th anniversary Marathon, where they laid down a solid performance noted for its consistency of intensity and lack of dull moments.

L'envers presents improvised music every Sunday at:
La Brique 6545 Durocher #402
doors at 830, music at 9 sharp
BYOB/apportez votre propre alcool

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