AFTER OFFERING us Second Time, Claude Marc Bourget is back with a second solo album, “Musiques de Ballet” (Ballet Music). Second Time, published under a New-York label in 2008, was quickly noticed by American and Italian Critics. Jazz review, Jazz Times, All About Jazz Italia have praised the work of Bourget. Susan Frances, from Jazz Review, wrote : “Bourget conveys deep emotions in his compositions allowing the notes to speak from his soul. He has a mind that sees music unlike anyone else’s. A virtuoso on the piano, but also as a masterful composer”.
Musiques de Ballet, a new CD from Bourget will most certainly receive equal praises, but, also, his style, his way, his themes, such as the theme from “Reford Gardens”, will reach a larger audience among music lovers. Recorded in the magnificent setting of Domaine Forget’s François Bernier Hall, this is new and fresh music, purely pianistic, with sounds of Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett, but also of Debussy, Stravisnky, Rachmaninov and Chopin. An irresistible weaving, with original colors and performance.
“My Ballet Musics, says Bourget, even if they call and lead to dance, are not choreographic musics per say, or musics for dancing, but rather “dancing musics” of gesture inspiration: ballerina-pieces, in which rythms and scales dance and jump, towards an idea of Beauty. Besides, a little jazzy, a little classical, they are not Jazz, they are not Classical. Neither improvised, neither written, but recalled from a souvenir, recalled by the eye and the ear, my Ballet musics are synthesis musics. We are in the age of Synthesis, of the rolling echo of centuries, of the new look on the sound memories of time.”
released June 1, 2014
2010 Reissue / réédition de 2010
MUSIQUES DE BALLET / PIANO
Catalog number : AD004
Enregistrement : René Talbot, Groupe Sismique. Mastering et conseils à la réalisation : Jacques Laurin. Technicien Steinway : Michel Pedneau. Copyright Claude Marc Bourget et Metis Islands Music.
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