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François Couture, Monsieur Délire, November 3, 2009

I wasn’t impressed with Cordâme’s debut CD, but I definitely like this second opus entitled Migration The trio of Montréal doublebassist Jean Félix Mailloux has expanded to a quintet (Marie-Neige Lavigne, violin; Julie-Odile, cello; Rémi Giguère, guitars; Ziya Tabassian, percussion), and even to a sextet on two tracks (with the addition of Pierre Tanguay on drums). The music blends jazz with Jewish music and prominently features the strings. Is it ringing a bell? Yep, this one is highly recommended to fans of John Zorn’s Masada String Trio and Bar Kokhba. Less edgy, but if you’re drawn by the sheer, shameless beauty of those projects, Migration won’t disappoint you.

this one is highly recommended to fans of John Zorn’s Masada String Trio and Bar Kokhba.

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