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Review

Gordon M Allen, Montreal Mirror, October 29, 2009

Following the success of his 50-piece orchestra at this summer’s Off Jazz Fest, Labbé gives us Manivelle, his best record to date. His quartet brings subtlety and muscle where they are due, flying high on nine great compositions ranging from snaky rhythmic workouts to airy ballads. It’s a treat to hear such a fully realized work from one of the city’s underappreciated creative forces.

8/10

It’s a treat to hear such a fully realized work from one of the city’s underappreciated creative forces.