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Established in 2015 by renowned clarinetist and conductor André Moisan, the InSpirations Ensemble presents an original concept, distinguished by its incomparable sonority and interpretations that blend classical, jazz, and world music with contemporary musical techniques.

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At the heart of this ensemble, the organ becomes a unifying and versatile instrument, capable of producing unusual sound textures in harmony with the quartet's interventions. The extensive range of organ tones provides an ideal canvas for improvisations by clarinets, trombone, percussion, and double bass.

 

InSpirations is the culmination of stylistic exploration initiated by each member of the quartet and serves as a true ambassador for reimagined musical traditions through the lens of modernity.

 

The “Impressions” concert presents original compositions and adaptations of works from all walks of life, and thus testifies to our time rich in cultural convergences and artistic interweaving.

 

The warm reception received by the InSpirations Ensemble in Canada, the United States, and Asia affirms the quality and uniqueness of this ensemble.

 

The InSpirations Ensemble stands out for the breathtaking performances of its five virtuosos whose reputations extend beyond borders: André Moisan, clarinetist of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Jean-Willy Kunz, organist-in-residence of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; Frédéric Alarie, internationally renowned double bassist; Michel Berthiaume, esteemed drummer and composer; and Hélène Lemay, jazz trombonist and founder of Productions Tuxedo Swing."

CALENDAR: 

26 mars 2020 : PALAIS MONTCALM, Québec

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BIO: (clic)

With:

 

Organ : Jean-Willy KUNZ OSM (Montreal Symphony Orchestra)

Clarinets/saxophones : André MOISAN OSM (Montreal Symphony Orchestra)

Doublebasse : Frédéric ALARIE

Drums : Michel BERTHIAUME

Trombone : Hélène LEMAY

JH0_9723 (Michel Berthiaume)

AUDIO:

Jazz Variations Paganini
00:00 / 06:31
Shalom Aleichem.mp3
00:00 / 06:32
Grand Od Bora.mp3
00:00 / 07:49
Guataca City.mp3
00:00 / 03:17

MUSIC:

- Musique traditionnelle des Balkans GRANA OD BORA (arr. J-W Kunz)

- Bela Kovacs, SHALOM ALEICHEM

- Bart Howard, FLY ME TO THE MOON

- Michael Garson / Eddy Daniels, Variations sur un thème de PAGANINI

- Frédéric Alarie / John Coltrane,  IN-SPIRIT / IMPRESSIONS

- Chic Corea, SPAIN

- Daniel Mercure, POUR MON AMI LÉON

- Nils Landgren, TRACI
- Paquito D’Rivera, GUATACA CITY

VIDEO DEMO

VIDEO PAGANINI

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