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François Couture, Monsieur Délire, November 3, 2009

No Zen is Montréal saxman Damian Nisenson’s latest band. I’m fond of his previous CD with his trio. Here’s a quartet consisting of guitarist Bernard Falaise, bassist Jean Félix Mailloux, and drummer Pierre Tanguay. Montréal-style avant-jazz with Latin and Jewish touches, plus a rock influence that taps into Falaise’s peculiar talent. It’s probably the softest session Falaise has ever participated in, but he does a convincing job. Nisenson’s light and lightly plaintive sax sound rules throughout.

Montréal-style avant-jazz with Latin and Jewish touches, plus a rock influence that taps into Falaise’s peculiar talent.

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