The Whole Note… ‹ this band plays with impetus and conviction, aided by miraculously layered textures and a sensitive range of inflections, with Bellegarde's bass a brilliantly crucial inner voice... › Geoff Chapman, Toronto
We played to a near-capacity audience in the concert hall of Maison de la culture Mercier, in Montreal's east-end. This was the final show in a series of concerts sponsered by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal and L'Off Festival de jazz de Montréal. A warm, enthusiastic and very responsive audience made this a memorable show for us. I hope we have captured the good vibes in this recording.
Voir… ‹ acoustically and visually this CD/DVD showcases the impressive leadership qualities of bassist Alex Bellegarde, heading up a group of well-known, respected musicians from the local scene. With a dozen compositions, drawn from diverse inspirations, all signed Bellegarde, pianist Yoel Diaz, saxophonist Erik Hove, drummer Yvon Plouffe and percussionist Kiko Osorio embark with full complicity on a formidable musical journey that by moments is playful, contemplative or downright exploratory..... › Stanley Péan, Montreal