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JOEY CALDERAZZO / JEFF "TAIN" WATTS / SYLVAINGAGNON:
SIMPLY MUSIC Lost Chart Records LC1010
Three famous musicians reunited in the making of a record full of subtleties. Joey Calderazzo and Jeff "Tain" Watts, often in the company of Michael Brecker and Branford Marsalis, are joining this time bassist Sylvain Gagnon. The title, Simply Music, reflects well the spirit of the music: respect and love for jazz through a modern interpretation. They let go of all constraints and play a music full of soul. We couldn't have hoped for higher results from a trio of this caliber.
SYLVAIN GAGNON QUARTET: "CRÉPUSCULE" JACD4025
Sensibility et accessibility, a jazz energetic and melodic.
Grant holder of the Canada Council of Fine Arts and of Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sylvain Gagnon toured in Canada, Europe, Asia and South America, performing with numerous artists including Sheila Jordan, Ranee Lee and Joey Calderazzo. He is joined here by Jean-Pierre ZANELLA, one of the most respected saxophonist in Canada who performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and at the Congrès International de Saxophone (Nuremberg); pianist James GELFAND, who won the 1992 Alcan Jazz Festival with his trio and received a second prize at the Jacksonville's Great American Jazz Piano Competition; drummer Magella CORMIER, grant holder of the Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs who performed with Alain Caron, Lorraine Desmarais and Tiger Okoshi. These musicians perform a very energetic jazz without purging it from its accessibility. Crépuscule was nominated for a Félix (ADISQ).
SYLVAIN GAGNON QUARTET: READERS OF THE LOST CHART LC1001
Sylvain Gagnon' Readers of the Lost Chart was nominated in three categories at ADISQ: Jazz Album of the year 1995, Best Arranger and Best sound Engineering. The Sylvain Gagnon Quartet brings to jazz lovers very strong compositions, an electric/acoustic delivery braided with solid improvisations in be-bop and funk inspired by a universal source. Sylvain Gagnon, double bass and 6-string bass, James Gelfand, piano, keyboards, Jean-Pierre Zanella and André Leroux, saxophones, Magella Cormier, drums.
O.S. ARUN / SYLVAIN GAGNON "NEW FRIENDS" WC2002
New Friends' task is to bring two schools of thinking together.One is the Carnatic, or south Indian, tradition of classical music in India, represented here by O.S. Arun. He is one of the most gifted Carnatic musicians in India and has six recording releases of bhajans and Carnatic classical music, including one released by CBS Gramophone Company. The other is jazz, wich Sylvain Gagnon has performed all over the world with great success. With New Friends, devotionnal songs, standards, new compositions and The Beatles' "And I Love Her" meet in order to get people together. With jazz and Indian music both evolving, the Gagnon-Arun product has innovation written all over it..