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Julie Lamontagne: Opusjazz

Read "Julie Lamontagne: Opusjazz" reviewed by Robert J. Lewis

Julie LamontagneOpusjazzJustin Time Records2012From her earliest years, pianist Julie Lamontagne was immersed in classical music, but after attending a concert by the great Oliver Jones, she switched to jazz in her mid- to late teens. However, her musical mother tongue and first love remains classical, to which she returns to after a long hiatus, but with a new angle: she wants to integrate classical music with the more open-ended structure of jazz, ...


Album Review

Julie Lamontagne Trio: Facing The Truth

Read "Facing The Truth" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This debut recording from French Canadian pianist Julie Lamontagne offers a good opportunity to hear a fresh trio at work. Lamontange is a former student of French pianist Lorraine Desmarais; more recently she studied in New York with Garry Dial and Fred Hersch. Among her many credits, she has worked with the popular Montreal big band led by Denny Christianson. Lamontagne is joined by bassist Dave Watts and drummer Richard Irwin.

All ten compositions are Lamontagne originals, and ...


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