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Alex Lefaivre

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Alex Lefaivre is a bass player, composer and label owner based out of Montreal, QC, Canada. Drawing his inspiration from Montreal’s distinct urban energy, bass player Alex Lefaivre released YUL on August 3rd 2018. The album presents a series of modern jazz originals written for some of his home town’s most original musicians. 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. 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. Equally proficient on both the upright and electric bass, Alex is a fearless original known for his unique artistic voice, powerful groove, instrumental virtuosity, passionate work ethic and sense of humor

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019: Week 2" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Various Venues Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Montréal, Canada July 2-6, 2019 The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year with the usual dazzling array of musical offerings. And a few that were unusual: including concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of ECM Records (founder Manfred Eicher was awarded the Bruce ...

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YUL

Label: Multiple Chord Music (MCM)
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Righteous; Halloween; Estelle; The Juggernaut; Nostalgia; Skyline; Cascade; YUL

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Halloween

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Label: Multiple Chord Music (MCM)
Released: 2018
Duration: 07:48

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Article: Album Review

Alex Lefaivre: YUL

Read "YUL" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Surely this isn't a Christmas recording released at the height of summer, you ask? Not a homage to the great Yul Brynner either? No, the title in question is less obvious and thankfully more interesting than that. Its appeal is a subtle kind, which is well suited to Alex LeFaivre's supportive sensibility as bassist. His strengths ...

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Alex Lefaivre Quartet: YUL

Read "YUL" reviewed by Anya Wassenberg


Bassist and composer Alex Lefaivre's YUL is named after the airport code for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada, and the liner notes say the release was inspired by his home town and its cosmopolitan vibe. Like the fun-loving city, the album's sound is contemporary and imaginative. YUL is characterized by ...

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Take Five with Alex Lefaivre

Read "Take Five with Alex Lefaivre" reviewed by Alex Lefaivre


About Alex Lefaivre Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Alex Lefaivre is a bassist known for his unique artistic voice, virtuosic skill, passionate work ethic and easy going personality. Equally proficient on both the upright and electric bass, he enjoys a busy schedule as a freelancer in a wide variety of musical styles. Alex ...

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News: Recording

"YUL" By The Alex Lefaivre Quartet Now Available Worldwide

"YUL" By The Alex Lefaivre Quartet Now Available Worldwide

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 ...


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