Nouveau Jazz Libre Du Quebec - En Direct Du Suoni Per Il Popolo - Canada Free Jazz LP

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Nouveau Jazz Libre Du Quebec - En Direct Du Suoni Per Il Popolo

Label: Bronze Age Records
180 Grm Clear Vinyl LP
Gatefold Cover
Free Jazz
Montreal Canada
2013


12" LP pressed on clear vinyl featuring a luxurious gatefold jacket and cover artwork by Gary Wildeman. Also features extensive liner notes by Tenzier founder Eric Fillion and renowned installation artist Raymond Gervais.

Recorded live at La Sala Rossa, June 20 2013
Mixed "in the hobbit hole", July-August 2013
Mastered at Grey Market, December 2013
Recorded, mixed and mastered in Montreal


1. Bemsha Swingish 05:11
2. String Theory: Horizon 05:53
3. Valse à Grand-Mère 05:01
4. De Temps en Temps/ Now and Then 07:16


5. Tehai 04:05
6. Thème 25ième Avenue 05:29
7. String Theory: Dimension Dance 07:59
8. Commun Blues/ Down the Hobbit Hole 04:55



The NJLQ sees itself as a continuous thread not a unique break with the past in its efforts to promote a consequent and consistent practice of jazz in 21st century Quebec
Bronze Age Records / Nouveau Jazz libre du Quebec presents..
After a long hiatus, original Jazz Libre du Quebec drummer Guy Thouin has returned and joined forces with saxophonist Bryan Highbloom. Both men have devoted their artistic careers to the practice and promotion of free music. Now, they unite to further its evolution.
After a long hiatus, original Jazz Libre du Quebec drummer Guy Thouin has returned and joined forces with saxophonist Bryan Highbloom. Both men have devoted their artistic careers to the practice and promotion of free music. Now, they unite to further its evolution.

This album also features Raymon Torchinsky on alto saxophone. He appears as an invited guest of NJLQ.

In his liner notes, Eric Filion describes the many elements that combine to form NJLQ. Here is the full text:

This session, recorded at Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival in June 2013, highlights the meeting of two musicians–Guy Thouin and Bryan Highbloom–whose parallel paths, exemplary and uninterrupted intersect after four decades of independent research and experimentation. The Nouveau Jazz Libre du Québec (NJLQ) proposes a rereading of the heritage of the Quatuor de Jazz Libre du Québec (1967-1975), which Guy Thouin took part in from 1967 to 1970. This duet also places itself in line with the L' Atelier de Musique Expérimentale (1973-1975), a community of musicians for whom improvisation was at the same time a movement towards new forms of musical expression and a political statement. For this session, Highbloom took the opportunity to invite his old friend and collaborator in the AME Raymon Torchinsky who was visiting Montreal, on stage with the NJLQ.

It is, therefore, as a trio that the group undertook to deconstruct the time and space that separated them. A trio inspired by an engaged mysticism rooted in the fertile ground of Asia in the '70’s.

Highbloom and Torchinsky met at the turn of the decade when they were both studying at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University. They came up with the idea of exploring sound by abandoning standard instrumental techniques and notation. Highbloom brought together his different fields of interests during his stay in Iran, studying Persian poetry and musical improvisation. As for Thouin, he was already in India, learning the myriads of Indian cyclic compositional forms that would go on to have tremendous influence on his work as a drummer. Torchinsky, Highbloom and Thouin here focus their individual paths, that once unified give rise to a system of referents from which emerges a free music that sounds both the passage of time and the traversing of space.

The NJLQ sees itself as a continuous thread not a unique break with the past in its efforts to promote a consequent and consistent practice of jazz in 21st century Quebec. From time to time, or from one beat to the next, the NJLQ's collective improvisations rest on meaningful themes; sonic symbols of a collective and decompartmentalized history that continues to evolve from whence comes the need for a new free jazz in Québec. This is your music.


Nouveau Jazz Libre Du Quebec - Valse A Grand-Mere (Prefontaine)

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Nouveau Jazz Libre Du Quebec - 25 ieme ave theme

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