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Michel Lambert: Alom Mola

Read "Alom Mola" reviewed by John Eyles


Michel Lambert is probably best known as a jazz and improvising drummer, most familiar from his recordings with fellow Canadian and saxophonist François Carrier, made since the turn of the millennium. However, there are other sides to Lambert that are not immediately obvious from that work. He has released several albums of his own compositions on the Jazz from Rant label that he founded in the early 90's with his wife Jeanette Lambert and her brother Reg Schwager, the label ...

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Album Review

Maikotron Unit: Effugit

Read "Effugit" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The maïkotron, invented by multi-instrumentalist Michel Côté, is a woodwind instrument played with the reed and mouthpiece of a saxophone and is made up of trumpet valves, the bell of a cornet and parts of a clarinet and euphonium. The unusual makeup is not only an indicator of Côté's resourcefulness, but of the trio itself, which uses the name as the canopy for its wide range of sounds and style.The three have been together since 1984 and, in ...

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Album Review

Maikotron Unit: Ex-Voto

Read "Ex-Voto" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza


The maïkotron is the cornerstone for the music of the Maïkotron Unit. It's an odd looking instrument with its valves and keys, but is capable of producing the microtones which are perfect for the music of this trio. Ex-Voto, its seventh album, was inspired by the paintings of drummer Michel Lambert. His art also gives the CD sleeve its resplendent hue. The trio is dedicated to New Music, an apt term that encompasses classical music, jazz and swing, ...


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