Ensemble SuperMusique’s Canevas «+» could be described as a free improvisation sampler with some composed works thrown in for good measure. Featuring excerpts from four multi-thematic Montréal concerts which took place from 1998-2004, this is a great CD for both new and frequent listeners of these genres. The group employs some of the best improvisers around with numerous personnel configurations on the improvisational tracks resulting in illuminating creations. Great improvisational ideas abound here! Of note is the feisty Impro2 by Jean Derome[, Diane Labrosse] and Martin Tétreault - everything I’ve ever hoped for in an improv can be found on this 1:59 minute track. If you are going to listen to just one CD this summer, let it be this one! Great!