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ODD SOUND Sessions

The ODD SOUND Sessions are finally available on video and also for listening on streaming platforms! I was very involved in this project because [...]

Show with Marc Copland and Quatuor Saguenay for L’OFF Festival

I’m SO happy to finally present in concert my project with Marc Copland and Quatuor Saguenay. We will play on October 2nd in one of my [...]

Canadian Composer Workshop Presentation

I was honoured to be included with great composers, Christine Jensen and John McLeod, in a jazz composer workshop organized by Richard Gillis of [...]

Twisting Ways release

It’s been quite a challenging year, to say the least. A bright moment for me is finally here: the release of my project with the Winnipeg Jazz [...]

Twisting Ways Post-production

I’m happy to share that the production of Twisting Ways  is moving along very well. I’m taking care of managing recording sessions, audio [...]

Twisting Ways with Sarah Slean

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra project with David Braid now has an official title: Twisting Ways. The piece showcases the poetry of Lee Tsang sung [...]

New arrangement to complete the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra record

In order to complete the Winnipeg Orchestra’s CD, the orchestra asked David Braid and me for one additional piece each. I chose to adapt my [...]

New ODD SOUND Series

I’m producing a new series with ODD SOUND. We captured a recording session at Studio PM that featured 3 groups of the main artists of the label: [...]

New Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra piece premiere

The commissioned piece by David Braid and me (working title Alliance) was premiered by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra (WJO) in Winnipeg. I’m [...]

I’m thrilled to join ODD SOUND records

I’m thrilled to join ODD SOUND, a creation platform whose mission is to support, promote, produce, disseminate and promote the work of Montreal [...]

New work for the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra with David Braid

I’m working on a commissioned work by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra. It’s a very interesting project that has me collaborating with [...]

Quintet music recording @ Studio PM

I’m delighted to have recorded my new quintet music at Studio PM. This studio, owned by Pierre Marchand of Sarah McLachlan fame, has a great vibe [...]

New group, new music!

I’ve been writing for a new group lately. I’m trying to take a fresh look at the classic jazz quintet or trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and [...]

Conducting Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal @ l’Astral

It was time for a reunion with the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal at L’Astral to conduct two new creations by Mireille Boily and [...]

New Recording at Domaine Forget

After having realized a studio demo in 2015 of my project for string quartet and pianist Marc Copland, I had the pleasure to record the final [...]

BMI Jazz Composers Workshop

I have the honour of joining the prestigious BMI Jazz Composers Workshop this year. This workshop was founded by one of my composition heroes, [...]

International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium

I’m super happy to present my thoughts on orchestration at the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC) Symposium that will [...]

“Mâlâ(s)” premiere performance by Ensemble Paramirabo on YouTube

I composed Mâlâ(s) for Ensemble Paramirabo in the Spring and the Summer of 2016. It was premiered in September 2016. It was filmed and you can [...]

Great review of Lungta in the March 2017 edition of Stereophile

” People who like Gil Evans and Maria Schneider will want to know about Lungta ” Thomas Conrad, Stereophile    

Lungta available in audiophile 24 bit / 96 kHz format

Lungta is now available for download in audiophile 24 bit / 96 kHz format on Bandcamp. It’s the best sonic quality for the record! [...]

Lungta in Craig Nixon’s Best of 2016 list

Lungta was included in Craig Nixon’s Best of 2016 list on the website acousticlevitation.org I’m very honored to have Lungta included [...]

Lungta gets a great review in The New York City Jazz Record

Lungta has been reviewed in the January edition of  The New York City Jazz Record. I’m very honored as this issue is dedicated to the best [...]

Lungta #3 in Peter Hum’s Top Ten Canadian Jazz Albums of 2016

I’m very proud to have Lungta included in a list of great jazz records published in 2016. Here’s what Peter Hum from the Ottawa [...]

“Mâlâ(s)” premiere by Ensemble Paramirabo

Tonight! Conservatoire de musique de Montréal 8 PM Premiere of my new chamber piece “Mâlâ(s)” by the great musicians of Ensemble [...]

Mâlâ(s) : New chamber music piece for Ensemble Paramirabo

Before starting a new composition, I like to have as a starting point a concept or a main idea that will give a direction to my creativity. I [...]

New chamber music piece to be premiered soon!

I’ve been pretty quiet on the web in the last few months. Apart from some great family vacations, I spent the summer writing a new chamber music [...]

Peter Hum from Ottawa Citizen reviews Lungta

Philippe Côté CD reviewed PETER HUM, OTTAWA CITIZEN More than a solid debut disc that makes a good first impression, Montreal saxophonist and [...]
 

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