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Frederic Alarie


Since arriving on the jazz music scene in the end of the 1980s, Frédéric Alarie never ceased to deepen and enrich their game the double bass. He has a reputation as a skillful builder, loving to deconstruct the conventional scaffolding of jazz in order to erect new ones. His playing is described as fluid, sensitive and daring.


He joined the ensembles of Bernard Primeau, Lorraine Desmarais, Jean-Pierre Zanella and Yannick Rieu to name a few. From Canada to  China, via France, Belgium, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Poland and the United States, all over  guest title, he left  his mark as a very high caliber double bass player. He had the chance to play with illustrious artists such as Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, Sheila Jordan, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Renaud Garcia-Fons, Georges Benson, Salvator Adamo, Nathalie Dessay, Charles Aznavour and Michel Legrand. He formed  his own ensembles including Frédéric Alarie & Basse Section and in recent years, the Frédéric Alarie Quartet, Trio and Duo.


Fréric Alarie is one of Canada's most sought-after bassists. He has participated  at  34 albums as accompanist-soloist and  sixty albums as a guest artist; several of these albums have won awards including FÉLIX and a JUNO AWARD. AT  As a composer, he has nine albums to his credit, which were praised by critics. The album Vision with the formation Basse Section earned him in 1997 a nomination for the best jazz album of the year at  ADISQ. The same year, Saison Jazz Montréal named him Discovery of the Year. In 1998, he won the Prix de Jazz Trébas.


Fréric Alarie surprises with the color, depth and audacity of his work: musician, composer, soloist, he always manages to  expand the limits of his expression and those of jazz.  



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