Jacques Masson's Free Hard Boppers
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Jacques Masson's Free Hard Boppers

Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada | INDIE

Saint-Jérôme, Quebec, Canada | INDIE
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Jacques Masson's Free Hard Boppers - Take Off ; JMMCD5

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Running at CBC, Radio-Canada, Planète Jazz, University of Victoria Radio, University of Columbia. (More to cum soon).



Jacques Masson : drums
On the Canadian jazz since the 70s, Jacques Masson played with Oliver Jones, Michel Donato, Charlie Biddle, Peter Leitch, Nick Ayoub, Billy Robinson, Ranee Lee, Dave Turner, Frédéric Alarie, Luc Beaugrand, among other major Montreal best jazz musicians. He also accompanied many great American jazzmen visiting Montreal. On several occasions, he participated in the Montreal Jazz Festival and also participated in Montreal 1994 Drumfest, sponsored by «UFIP» cymbals and «Premier». Mr. Masson is also recognized as an excellent teacher. Since 1975, he teaches at the college level. He has also to his credit the publication of two methods: "Jeux Rythmique" and "Coordination mélodique à la batterie». In addition to his qualities as a percussionist, he completed a Bachelor degree in Jazz Compositions and Arrangements at Concordia University.

Al McLean, tenor sax: A native of Victoria, British Columbia, He lives in the city of Montreal since 1995. He describes himself as a freelance musician. Since 2002 he teaches saxophone at McGill University. Al’s famous improvisations have been described as "a fluid, masterful account of the Entire lineage of the tenor saxophone."

Sylvain Provost : guitare/guitar
Known for his virtuosity and musicality, he is a leading figure in the jazz scene in Quebec. Born in the Laurentians, he made his first appearance at twenty years at the Festival de Jazz de Montreal. Thanks to its versatility he has, for over 25 years, countless collaborations and recordings show

Normand Guilbault : contrebasse/upright bass
Mainly a jazz and contemporary music performer and composer, he is very active at the provincial and national levels and highly esteemed in the community. The tone, pace and style of GUILBEAULT led him to play with the most creative musicians in Montreal. Of his ambitious projects were born some very mature and inspirational, uplifting works such as its «Tribute to Mingus» and «RIEL, Musical Advocacy».