In-house work composed for 50 musicians that allies big band textures with catchy grooves, warm strings, distorted guitars, melodious songs and unbridled improvisation.
“Recorded with twelve musicians and a composer (instead of the fifty announced initially), this strong metal shiver tells us a lot about a project that, recorded live, did not leave the audience unscathed. Saxophonist Pierre Labbé is no novice when it comes to composing for orchestra and fusing styles. But this recent “quake” reveals a lot more than a simple talent for upsetting aesthetical norms. Far from narcissistically listening to themselves play and composing for themselves, the musicians share their art and emotions (in jazz, in contemporary classical music, funk, rock or folk), with a conscious respect for the musical material they are using. This record is a model of plasticity and of narrative feeling.” Tremblement de fer – Lorraine Soliman, Jazz Magazine (France).