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Eric St-Laurent: Planet

Read "Planet" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Given the fact that guitarist Eric St-Laurent pulls from many different places and styles in his work, it's tempting to consider him a musical polyglot. The truth, however, is that he really only speaks a single language--his own, which just so happens to be influenced and informed by everything from Afro-Cuban grooves to bebop lines, classical music to rock, and pop to minimalism. All of that and more blends together and/or surfaces in organic form on the short and pleasing ...

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Eric St-Laurent Trio: Ruby

Read "Ruby" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Montreal born guitarist Eric St-Laurent learned to play the instrument in his home town before moving to New York, where he mastered the art of improvisation. While many jazz musicians would have been happy to find a grounding in New York, St-Laurent had a wider vision. He then moved to Berlin, where he played with German and Scandinavian bands during the 10 years he lived there. As an adjunct, he also began composing music for film. With that under his ...


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