Alain Bédard Auguste Quartet – Circular Continuum

May 17, 2016 / No Comments / Tags: Alain Bédard, Auguste Quartet, Félix Stussi, Michel Lambert, Samuel Blais, thejazzpage

(Effendi Records)

Circular Continuum is an engaging exploration of composition and artistry. Bassist and bandleader Alain Bédard leads his Auguste Quartet through an eclectic set of original, contemporary works. Bédard is the primary writer on the most of the tunes which balance the task of aesthetic appeal with the interplay of texture provided by each instrument, so the tunes have a very contemplative feel, that allows you to hear the skillful work of each player. Handling the musical roles are Félix Stussi on piano, Samuel Blais on saxophones and Michel Lambert on drums, each of whom contribute original tunes to the project. The four have a great musical chemistry that really makes this project an admirable listening experience that should be heard.

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Tracks: Coupures, La Silva Major, Face Time Oracle, Circum Continuum, Chikako, Les Voiles, Oelo, Umami de Seine, Viral Faux Printemps, Noirceur Passagére, Garrisa, Le Gras Mollet .