Brûlez les meubles: Tardif LP
Fantastic chemistry and interplay between these three veterans of Canada's free jazz/avant-garde jazz scene - Louis Beaudoin-de la Sablonnière electric guitar, Éric Normand acoustic & electric bass, Jean Derome alto sax and bass flute, John Hollenbeck drums & percussion. Tardif is a co-release between Ramble Records and Quebec label Tour de Bras.
'Brûlez les meubles has seen the likes of Jean Derome, Alexandre Robichaud and Félix Hamel pass through its ranks, in addition to drummers Tom Jacques, Louis-Vincent Hamel and John Hollenbeck.
This music is abstract, meditative and both modern and simple, nourished by a shared passion for the legends of jazz guitar, from Jim Hall to Bill Frisell, and from Rene Thomas to Brandon Ross.
Tardif, a quartet with Jean Derome (alto saxophoneand flute) and John Hollenbeck (drums). John Hollenbeck focuses extensively on composing for and leading the critically acclaimed Claudia Quintet and his three-time GRAMMY-Nominated Large Ensemble. Hollenbeck has received numerous awards and commissions, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the ASCAP Jazz Vanguard Award and the Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. He is well known in new-music circles for his longtime collaboration with Meredith Monk and has worked with many of the world's leading musicians in jazz including Bob Brookmeyer, Fred Hersch, Kenny Wheeler and Tony Malaby, one of the most active and eclectic musicians on the Canadian creative music scene.
Jean Derome has earned the recognition of a larger public, a rare feat in the world of new music. Thanks to his large-scale musique actuelle projects, his compositions, his work as an improviser, his jazz groups and his music for the screen and the stage, Derome ranks as a major creative force, in Quebec and abroad.
Ever since his work with Nébu (one of Quebec’s first avant-garde jazz groups) in the early ‘70s, Derome has been consistently renewing and diversifying his approach of composition. In the early ‘80s, he cofounded
Ambiances Magnétiques, an artists’ collective and record label that both raised his profile at home and introduced his name to the outside world. Derome has also shared the stage with several musicians of international stature, among others Fred Frith, Lars Hollmer, Louis Sclavis and Han Bennink.'