Friday, September 27, 2013

Repetitions, versions... 2 ad hoc performances

Everything is new, and some things never get old, and nothing is new under the sun...

A few days ago I had the pleasure of playing 2 sets of Ornette Coleman's music with a quartet including Jean Derome. Jean is among two or three people I play with regularly who always and absolutely brings it each time he performs. Jean doesn't let the fire go out on stage, and I am lucky to have 2 more opportunities to share the fire with him soon. The rooms we are playing in are special too: over and over new breath blowing on the coals to bring the flames up!!

1 Octobre: 
Jean Derome (alto sax), Ellwood Epps (trompette), Scott Thomson (trombone)
Mardi Spaghetti @ Le Cagibi, 5490 St-Laurent
9pm, $5+ contribution suggested

9 octobre:
Jean Derome (alto sax), Ellwood Epps (trompette), Scott Thomson (trombone), Martin Tétreault (turntables)
2 sets!
Mercredi Music @ Casa Obscura, 4381 Papineau
9pm, $5+ contribution suggested

If you don't know Jean Derome's music, these are great chances to discover it. I hope you can be there to be part of the energy.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Derome/Epps/Lumley/Tanguay joue Ornette: 24 septembre au Résonance Café

mardi le 24 septembre
Résonance Café  5175A Ave du Parc (coin Fairmount)
2sets starting at 9pm   $8

Jean Derome.....sax alto
Ellwood Epps.....trompette
Aaron Lumley.....contrebasse
Pierre Tanguay.....batterie

After succesful shows at L'envers and La Brique, four of Montreal's hottest improvisers are back playing more music they love, by Ornette Coleman. The band got its start several years ago in the city's underground loft scene playing at a celebration of Coleman's birthday.The on-stage chemistry of the four players has brought three generations of musicians together to explore the huge body of work that American master-musician Ornette Coleman is still building now, 55 years after his first released recordings.