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Michel Lambert

Born to a family synonymous with classical music in his native Quebec, Lambert studied drums and composition at Boston's Berklee College of Music, attended workshops in Paris, and studied privately with saxophonist/composer Dave Liebman in New York and pianist/ composer Misha Mengelberg in Amsterdam. Since his first professional engagement with pianist/composer Milcho Leviev's trio in 1983, he has recorded extensively and performed hroughout Asia, Canada, Europe and the United States. Accomplished as both a composer and visual artist, excerpts from his first orchestral work, “Le Journal Des Episodes,” were premiered in 1992 by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and his oil paintings earned him a commission from the Canada Council to illustrate a 4-CD compilation of Canadian music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Nations

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Walk In The Woods - Lambert & Pelletier Quartet

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Hercule; Petite Balade; Les Cloches De Touille; Musiques De Jardins; Walk In The Woods

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Glow

Label: FMR Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Glow; Wilderness; Tide of Passion; Heart Core; Inner Sense.

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Loguslabusmuzikus

Label: Effendi Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: La Grande Sauve Majeure; Humor de la Seconda Noche…; Pum la Suite; Bluesy del Lunedi; Criucm; Le Grain Blanc Dans les Voiles; Casse-pattes/case-guele/case-tete; Lunes & Marees; Compte-rendu II.

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Article: Album Review

Jazzlab Orchestra: Loguslabusmuzikus

Read "Loguslabusmuzikus" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Jazzlab Orchestra, formed in 2004 and based in Montreal, Canada, lies somewhere short of orchestra-size. It's actually an octet—but don't let that deter you; the unison passages are generally robust and pleasing. Jazzlab does play jazz of a sort, music that may best be described as contemporary cerebral. In other words, this is not akin ...

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Greg Burk: Sound Neighbors

Read "Sound Neighbors" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Just as they say in real estate, “location, location, location," the same can be said for the piano trio of Greg Burk, bassist Ron Seguin, and drummer Michel Lambert. Recorded in Rome, where the American Burk now makes his home, Sound Neighbors reunites the pianist with the Canadians Seguin (also a resident of Rome) and Lambert, ...

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Sound Neighbors

Label: Tonos Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Sound Neighbors; Quatorze; On The Wet; Understanding; Scoop Extension; Aphelion; La Ron De Lait; Good Habits; Bimini.

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Francois Carrier: Japan Suite

Read "Japan Suite" reviewed by John Sharpe


Canadian alto saxophonist François Carrier frequently travels light. Even more so on this occasion as his regular peripatetic partner drummer Michel Lambert was not on board for a 2019 tour of Japan. This 78-minute album presents a first-time meeting with a group of Japanese improvisers, comprising bassist Daisuke Fuwa founder of the Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, with ...

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Elements

Label: FMR Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1. Elements 25.38; 2. Roar of Joy 05.21; 3. Wilderness 29.32

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Cale Brandley & Triptych Myth and Philip Zoubek

Read "Cale Brandley & Triptych Myth and Philip Zoubek" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Master drummer Andrew Cyrille turned 79 in November. His wonderful new recording Lebroba, following on the heels of his acclaimed The Declaration of Musical Independence proves age has little to do with creativity. You'll hear two tracks from the new release which features Bill Frisell and Wadada Leo Smith, another septuagenarian at peak powers.


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