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No Codes

Label: Multiple Chord Music (MCM)
Released: 2018
Track listing: Rules of Compression; Song For Daniel; Cream Muffin Treat; Interlude 1; Cool Cats; No I Didn't; Double Meaning; Interlude 2; Quick Fix; Reconciliation; My Steps

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Benjamin Deschamps: No Codes

Read "No Codes" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


After having been exposed to the enticing Trioliloquy by the A/B Trio and Christian McBride's thrilling New Jawn, here is another formation which renounces any harmonic instrument and rather relies on the abilities of two saxophones and a tight rhythm section--so No Codes has no chords. Montreal-based alto saxophonist and composer Benjamin Deschamps is joined by ...

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Benjamin Deschamps

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It was through his classical music background that Benjamin Deschamps discovered jazz to finally make it his own. Although he cumulates artistic mediums (he is a flutist, clarinetist and arranger), it is his talents as a saxophonist and composer that have put him in the spotlight. His gregarious spirit led him to collaborate with several ensembles such as the Rachel Therrien Quintet, Odd Lot (Jacques Kuba Séguin), the Joe Sullivan Big Band, the Orchestre national de jazz de Montréal and JazzLab Orchestra (Effendi) before diving headfirst into his own projects. From trio to sextet, he plays with variable ensemble sizes to give the most fitting touch to each work.


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