Canadian bassist Alex Lefaivre
's new album, YUL
, is now available worldwide. Having just returned from a cross-country tour of Canadian Jazz Festivals with Parc X Trio
, bassist Alex Lefaivre will celebrate his new release with a series of concerts in Montreal this August. The recording is released through Multiple Chord Music (MCM), the label which he founded in 2011 and which is quickly becoming the reference for creative jazz in Montreal, with artists such as Rachel Therrien
RJ Leblanc, Benjamin Deschamps and Frederic Alarie.
Drawing his inspiration from Montreal’s distinct urban energy, bassist Alex Lefaivre presents a series of modern jazz compositions written for some of his home town’s most original musicians, notably Erik Hove on alto saxophone, Nicolas Ferron on guitar as well as Mark Nelson on drums. The lyrical, song-like melodies develop over interesting forms that leave a lot of room for the group to interact and showcase their conversational improvisations.
Taking its name from Montreal's airport code, YUL
takes the listener on a cinematic trip through the city, where dreamy, hazy summer vibes are intertwined with a gritty, metropolitan edge. A highlight of this set is a surprising cover of John Carpenter's theme to his cult-classic 1978 horror movie, Halloween.
“I’ve always loved Montreal, and I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of it’s vibrant culture. There is a particular kind of creative energy here that I have yet to see anywhere else. It’s no surprise that artists from all around the globe flock here to push themselves and their craft, all while enjoying a certain Joie de Vivre inspired by the city’s french roots. This record is inspired by the city I grew up in, and still choose to live in. I’ve spent many years walking and driving through its streets, riding its buses and subways, finding my muse in all of it’s nooks and crannies.“—Alex Lefaivre
About Alex Lefaivre
Alex Lefaivre is a founding member of Montreal's Parc X Trio, one of Canada’s premier jazz groups. Parc X Trio have released seven recordings, the latest of which, Dream
, was released through Challenge Records International. They have toured across Canada, Mexico, the USA and Europe. Alex is also a founding member of Multiple Chord Music (MCM), an independent jazz label that currently holds 19 artists on its roster and has released over 30 recordings.
August 5th: Bar Social Verdun, Montreal
August 9th: Centropolis, Laval
August 14: CD LAUNCH PARTY Dièse Onze, Montreal
August 28th: Zone Musique, Montreal
More fall dates to be announced soon.
For any inquiries, contact Alex Lefaivre at [email protected]