All About Jazz

Home » Music » Song of the Day

3

KVQ by Francois Bourassa

From the album

Album Title: L'Impact du Silence
Label: Effendi Records
Released: 2021

Listen


Sign in to view listen count

About the Album

François Bourassa—now with ten albums of original music under his belt—has become an ambassador for Canada’s thriving jazz community at an international level. A paragon of consistency and evolution, he continues to open new horizons for himself, his colleagues, and his growing community of listeners. Bourassa’s talent was initially recognized by the Festival international de jazz de Montréal in 1985. Performing and recording with his quartet since the mid‑1990s, Bourassa has been a staple of Montreal’s artistic landscape and has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to his work with his quartet, Bourassa’s artistic projects include the award‑winning albums Autour de Bill Evans and En Trois Couleurs, as well musical works composed for vibraphone, marimba, and symphony orchestra for Marie‑Josée Simard. He has also guested with Rémi Bolduc, Yannick Rieu, Tim Brady, and Montreal’s Orchestre National de Jazz. 'His solo piano music is right on the line between composed and improvised; certain things must happen, yet there’s also room to experiment. Is Maurice Ravel dreaming of Paul Bley — or is it the other way around? Ethan Iverson The pith of music is in the silences. People tend to overlook the importance of silence but, when used wisely, it can be moving and poetic. Silence has a powerful impact on listeners. Oscillating between raucous and introspective, François Bourassa's latest collection of piano pieces is a musical adventure that combines jazz, improvisation, lyricism, and abstraction with integrity and emotion as the central themes. L’impact du Silence was released worldwide on Friday, April 9th on Effendi Records/NAXOS Distribution.

Song Listing

Small Head; Blues Masqué; Triadique; Interlude Y; Gaspard; Interlude X; Remous Part 1; Interlude Z; Andante; Arch 65; La Buissonne; KVQ; Musique pour Film; Epilogue.

Personnel

Reviews

Date featured

May 12, 2021

This song appears by permission of the contributing artist and/or record company.
It is for personal use only; no other rights are granted or implied.


Tags

Shop Amazon

Song of the Day

MODI V
Piotr Scholz
The Reset
Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
The Void
Zacc Harris
Plangtonic Night
Denis Krupin

Popular

Un Poco Loco
Dave Bass
Church Song
Michael Dalgas
Gemini
Adrianne Duncan
Tiny Circles
Scott Kinsey, Mer Sal
House On a Hill
Terje Gewelt
Fever Dream
FivePlay Jazz Quintet

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.