Apr 10 2019
Album: Debussy Impressions
Label: Malasartes Musique
Favorite Track: “Fougères”
Music from: Montreal, Québec
What I like about it: I adore how the piano and rhythm sections parallel the exhilarating swoop and soaring motions of the string section without actually mimicking it… as if a single murmuration were comprised of two groups of starlings, separated only by distance, not trajectory. I like how easy it is to just melt into this music, to let the world drop away and simply immerse myself into the embrace of its beauty.
Other notes: A search on bassist Jean Félix Mailloux will lead to some other excellent music. The wonderful 2014 Cordâme release Rêve éveillé is a collaboration with pianist François Bourassa. Also check out Bomata Trio and their 2013 release Aromes d’Ailleurs, which was also really pretty wonderful.
Your album personnel: Jean Félix Mailloux (bass), Marie Neige Lavigne (violin), Sheila Hannigan (cello), Guillaume Martineau (piano), Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau (harp) and Mark Nelson (percussion).
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