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Michel Berthiaume - Drummer and composer Michel Berthiaume has a master’s degree in jazz performance from McGill University and has completed his training through private studies with John Riley and John Hollenbeck. He has released two albums as a leader featuring original compositions. departure (XXI-21 productions) and recently Uncompromised (Independent). Some notable performances include a series of video episodes of the Mark Stein Show featuring internationally acclaimed vocalists such as Cheryl Bentine, Patsy Gallant, Robert Davi, and Carol Welsman, a Canadian tour with the Toronto signer Sophie Milman, a recording and European tour with the Jean-Nicolas Trottier Quartet and an award- winning recording and Quebec tour with Susie Arioli



Label: independent
Released: 2019


Ensemble de Magnac

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Intuition (feat. Sarah Rossy); Lady Justice; Psalm 23 / Chorale IV (feat. V.J.R. Bailey); Rocking Chair in 3 Sittings.


Article: Album Review

Michel Berthiaume: Departure

Read "Departure" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Michel Berthiaume is clearly one of the most classically-molded percussionists around. Drummers are supposed to keep time, to find the pulse of the song, and create the rhythmic content of composed and improvised pieces. Inspired percussionists feel, hear, and play melodies. The truly inspired ones can even provide harmonic lift to music from the skins they ...


Article: Album Review

Jean-Nicholas Trottier: Quartet

Read "Quartet" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

If anyone has learned Roswell Rudd's remarkable lesson in the infinitely mammalian voice simulations possible on the trombone, it's Jean-Nicholas Trottier. Quartet, Trottier's small ensemble record--earlier in 2009 he released his first, big band record--features the trombonist in almost splendid isolation, with only saxophonist Alexandre Côtè in play. Along with bassist Sébastien Pellerin and drummer Michel ...


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