Thursday, February 2, 2017

Michel Lambert, Alom Mola

Michel Lambert is best known as the energetic and innovative drummer who often plays with Canadian alto master Francois Carrier. But as we hear on today's disk he is also a bandleader and jazz composer very worthy of our attention. That is, on his solo album Alom Mola (Jazz From Rant).

On it we are treated to free fare and compositional subtleties for strings, winds, piano, bass and drums, a piece for carillon and some small group numbers.

His excellent drumming is on display and the compositions are quite interesting, inventively spanning the gap between avant jazz and new music. Michel Cote is a real force on winds, but then everybody sounds good.

It's a genuine surprise and substantial fare that will get the attention and I think approval of avant jazz adepts around the globe.


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