Veteran collaborators Jean Derome (reedist), Normand Guilbeault (bassist) and drummer Pierre Tanguay have spent years evolving into a musical “organism,” an organic melding of the identities of the individuals into a seamless, distilled creative entity. And this DVD of their live performance at L’Off Festival de Jazz de Montréal captures them in situ in that most naturalistic jazz setting: the crowded club. The repertoire is drawn from compositions the group have long been exploring and the results show a deep understanding of the material. The performances are uniformly strong, with Derome’s alto, flute and baritone leading the way, displaying a formidable technical fluency, a deep emotional core and a profound respect for his musical forebears Eric Dolphy and Anthony Braxton. Some highlights include Guilbeault’s stunning arco solo in 245, Tanguay’s compellingly melodic Ed Blackwell-like stick work and Derome’s affecting flute playing on Fleurette Africaine and raucous alto on Miss Ann. Two problems with the disc: Derome’s remarks are mixed too low and the hyperactive editing is annoyingly distracting in spots. Besides that, this DVD is the next best thing to seeing the group live.