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Le refuge Trifolia

Juno 2014 — Nomination

Prix Opus 2012-13: Disque de l’année — Jazz

Montréal pianist Marianne Trudel assembles her music from a spectrum of elements, mixing jazz, folk, pop, classical and world music into a compelling original mix. The WholeNote, Canada

Part of the trio’s charm is its sheer stylistic and sonic breadth […] It’s amaible, unusually tuneful music that just keep surprising. The WholeNote, Canada

“Abounding, articulate, generous, up-lifting. Prodigious.”

— Richard Desjardins, May 2013

The word “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that has three leaves. In the case of this trio, the three musicians of Trifolia form a dynamic, living unit, sharing with audiences everywhere their passion for heartfelt communication through sound. The encounter of three extraordinary artists of different horizons creates this astonishing musical overlapping of jazz, romantic music and global rhythms. A mesmerizing incursion into a sound universe both varied and rich. Brilliant compositions, overflowing passion and a remarkable complicity are the hallmark of this new group, which is garnering enthusiastic praise at every turn.

Le refuge

Trifolia

Étienne Lafrance, Marianne Trudel, Patrick Graham

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In the press

  • Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, October 1, 2013
    Montréal pianist Marianne Trudel assembles her music from a spectrum of elements, mixing jazz, folk, pop, classical and world music into a compelling original mix.
  • Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, October 1, 2013
    Part of the trio’s charm is its sheer stylistic and sonic breadth […] It’s amaible, unusually tuneful music that just keep surprising.
  • Mathieu Charlebois, L’actualité, September 15, 2013
    Together, the three accomplices blur quite superbly the boundaries that supposedly separate jazz, classical (sometimes reminiscent of Satie) and world music.
  • Gabriel Bélanger, SOCAN, Paroles & Musique, no. 20:3, September 1, 2013
    At the crossroads of diverse influences, her works are remarkably rich and in them we can find some surprising hybrids.
  • Peter Goddard, The Toronto Star, August 1, 2013
    Envol is a thoughtful, bitter sweet ballad suggestive of an entire movie […] the ecologically-aware intelligence at work behind tunes such as “Terra Firma” or “La nuit, les lucioles where tiny pings, drips and other abstract percussive sounds suggest untouched landscapes.
  • Éric Aussant, Metro, July 11, 2013
    While the approach is resolutely jazz, it is nonetheless hybrid. Their music is so evocative and expressive that we could consider it cinematographic jazz.
  • Bernard Perusse, The Gazette, July 8, 2013
    Marianne Trudel can be moody and atmospheric or bright and persuasive, mixing elements of various genres into a journey through a quiet storm.
  • Christophe Rodriguez, Le Journal de Montréal, June 29, 2013
    There are performers who are storytellers… This is no fairytale! Don’t delay in discovering this new offering […] Just like a voyage, an open book […] As exquisite as anyone could hope!
  • Alain Brunet, La Presse, June 29, 2013
    Rich harmonic language that leaves no room for doubt, tonal or modal approaches, music with Romantic-era influences, contemporary jazz, folk, Early Music atmospheres at the intersection of the Orient and Europe. It is clear that Marianne Trudel’s piano technique has risen to even greater heights.
  • James Hale, Jazz Chronicles, June 29, 2013
    If there is justice in the jazz world, pianist Marianne Trudel should be on the edge of a breakout. She is playing with confidence and creativity and her compositions bristle with fresh ideas and a real sense of purpose.
  • Frédéric Cardin, Radio-Canada: Médium large, June 27, 2013
    Marianne Trudel avec son sens de la mélodie, sa vision musicale et son toucher pianistique perlé constituent la base trifoliée idéale sur laquelle s’appuie le trio (…) Peu importe où elle va et comment elle s’y rend, la personnalité musicale, attachante et séduisante de Marianne Trudel demeure toujours intacte. À écouter sans fautes.
  • Stanley Péan, Voir, June 27, 2013
    Décidément, Marianne Trudel ne cessera jamais de nous étonner […] Sur des thèmes originaux, complexes et envoûtants, Trudel fait montre d’audace et d’assurance […] Et que dire de son sens du lyrisme? Vraiment, cette femme est poète. Cote: 4.5

Review

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, October 1, 2013
Montréal pianist Marianne Trudel assembles her music from a spectrum of elements, mixing jazz, folk, pop, classical and world music into a compelling original mix.

Review

Stuart Broomer, The WholeNote, October 1, 2013
Part of the trio’s charm is its sheer stylistic and sonic breadth […] It’s amaible, unusually tuneful music that just keep surprising.

Critique

Frédéric Cardin, Radio-Canada: Médium large, June 27, 2013

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