actuellecd La boutique des nouvelles musiques

Review

Tom Schulte, Outsight, 10 février 2004

Avant-garde reeds man Pierre Labbé plays tenor saxophone and flute on this, his first album as a leader. Labbé has also worked with Papa Boa, Claude St-Jean, Pierre Dumont and more. This music draws from the third stream of free jazz blended with chamber music. He leads his ensemble through wild but precise romps featuring violin, viola, electric guitar, acoustic bass and traps. It is Bernard Falaise (Miriodor) that plays the guitar and some of the music recalls Miriodor. While some of this instrumental music never seems to fulfill its promise (Combat de Coqs), the album is itself a very promising debut. (4)

This music draws from the third stream of free jazz blended with chamber music.