The most obvious jazz spot comes during "Yoyo-Verret," after a traditional start. From call & response singing, natural drum sounds, and clogging, the scene turns to an accordion lead, which acts as a bridge. On the other side of the bridge is a swinging Latin jazz adventure that culminates with André Verreault’s hot trombone solo. Similarly, "Un Air Si Doux" which begins as a call & response vocal featuring lead singer Yves Lambert, turns the corner and opens up into a slinking sidewalk jazz scene colored by double bass, guitar, horns, brushes swirling on a snare drum, and a soulful tenor saxophone solo (à la the Pink Panther) by Jean Fréchette. It’s great to see the universal language in action, crossing boundaries and still swinging.
Track Listing: Reel du Forgeron (The Blacksmith
Record Label: EMI Music
Style: Fringes of Jazz
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