Seven collective improvisations with a touch of exotism… — La Scena Musicale, Québec
Délicieux, reposant, mais exigeant. — Revue & Corrigée, France
At Canterbury is a live studio recording of improvisations by Rainer Wiens, guitar and mbira, Frank Lozano, saxophones, Jim Lewis, trumpet and flugelhorn, Jean Martin drums and Christine Duncan, voice and theremin.
This documents the first collaboration of these 5 artists; Rainer Wiens, one of the most original modern jazz guitar stylists in Canada, who has been hailed as a genius “composer, arranger and facilitator of world musical traditions”, Jean Martin and Christine Duncan of Barnyard Drama and the Element Choir projects, and long time musical co-conspirators, Frank Lozano and Jim Lewis. Though most of these players have worked together in one combination or another over the years, this project, the brainchild of Lozano, is the free spirited, grooving, cinematic, trippy, passionate; sometimes furious, sometimes soulful, resulting journey of this inaugural group adventure.
CD (BR 0332)
- Label: Barnyard Records
- BR 0332
- UCC 777320172921
- Total duration: 55:05
- 126 mm × 141 mm × 6 mm
- 70 g
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Free improviation between musicians from Montréal and Toronto. This group transcends its parts to deliver one hour of powerful music with complex interactions. Duncan sings and plays the theremin; Wiens is on guitar and mbira (the latter has become his trademark instrument in the past few years). Each track develops a different approach or soundworld. Charming from start to finish.
- Luc Bouquet, Le son du grisli, August 21, 2013