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NOMA: Baculis, Chauvette, Gossage, Guilbeault, Kaye, Tanguay, Walsh, Wiens: Diversion (Ambiances Magnetiques)

The second album from Noma, an ensemble formed and directed by trombonist Tom Walsh, that was recorded live in 2000 and 2002.
 

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Tom Walsh

Normand Guilbeault

Francois Chauvette

Pierre Tanguay

Thom Gossage

Rainer Wiens

Guy Kaye

Christopher Murtagh

William Dueck

Shawn Richards


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UPC: 771028111923

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM_119
Squidco Product Code: 2553

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2003
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Recorded by Noah Dueck and Paul Hodge.

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:NOMA / Alan Baculis / François Chauvette / Thom Gossage / Normand Guilbeault / Guy Kaye / Pierre Tanguay / Tom Walsh / Rainer Wiens
NOMA driving its own hybrid design, brings us on a wild rollercoaster ride down the radio dial of style. Highlighting the groupâs superb musicianship with stop-on-a-dime arrangements, Walsh & Company have evolved a repertoire and playing vocabulary unmatched in modern music."-Ambiance Magnetiques



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"First and foremost a double-bass player, composer, jazz and musiqueactuelle performer, he is very active in the provincial and national musicscenes and is highly regarded in the field. The tone, rhythm, and style of Guilbeault explain why he has played with Montréal's most creativemusicians (Jean Derome, Robert Marcel Lepage, Pierre St-Jak, René Lussier,and others) and why he has recently teamed up with excellent singers (suchas Lou Babin and Geneviève Letarte). Out of his ambitious projects havecome accomplished and very inspired and spirited works (Hommage à Mingusand RIEL Plaidoyer Musical). Along with other musicians (Pierre St-Jak, François Marcaurelle, and Jean Vanasse) is also the prime mover, programplanner, and organizer behind the Montréal OFF Festival de Jazz, at whichhe presented the first part of his PARKEROUAC, a project wedding poetry andjazz.

Normand Guilbeault, who first became known through his work with Jean Beaudet, Yannick Rieu, Nelson Symonds, Bernard Primeau, and other jazz musicians, has gained public acclaim with the Normand Guilbeault Ensemble (winner of the Prix de Jazz duMaurier at the 1994 Festival international de Jazz de Montréal), whose 1994 album Dualismus [Red Toucan] was followed by Basso Continuo in 1995 and, with guest artist Jean Derome, Hommage à Mingus in 1996 [both on Justin Time]. The Jazz Report Magazine (Canada) voted the ensemble "Acoustic Group of the year" for 1997.

Since 1995 some of the people he has worked with have included Jean Derome (on music for film, theatre and dance, and as part of a jazz trio and a jazz quartet), René Lussier (Les Boudines, Pour un Punch Hawaiien, music for film), Robert Marcel Lepage (music for film, theatre and dance), Michel F Côté (Bruire / Les Chants Rupestres, and music for dance), and trombonist Tom Walsh with the group NOMA.

In May 1998, the 15th Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville opened with his most recent project, Riel, which brought together thirteen of Montréal's most creative musicians and two talented narrators. He also presented the work at the Open Waters Festival of New and Improvised Music in Halifax, and at the Lion d'Or in Montréal on 20 and 21 February 1999. Recordings of these concerts were used to produce the double album entitled Riel Plaidoyer musical / Musical Plea, which appeared on the Ambiances Magnétiques label [AM 073] on 15 November 1999. Recently, performance of Normand Guilbeault's Riel project, in Confederation Park, was one of a the highlights of the Ottawa International Jazz Festival (July 17, 2000)."

-ElectroCD (https://electrocd.com/en/artiste/guilbeault_no/normand-guilbeault/biographie)
12/6/2023

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"Quebec City, Québec, 1956: Composer, Performer (drum set, percussion, voice)

A percussionist, composer and inveterate inventor, Pierre Tanguay is one of the most sought-after Montréal musicians on the Quebec scene. Since the beginning of the 80s, he has participated in an impressive number of ensembles, including Jean Derome and the dangereux zhoms, Évidence, Castor et compagnie, the Jean-François Groulx Trio, the ODD (a danse orchestra), Villemure Ô Carré, the Pierre Cartier Ensemble and Projet Riel. Among his collaborators are Jean Derome, Normand Guilbeault, Pierre Langevin, René Lussier, Karen Young, Fred Frith, Michel Donato, Daniel Mille, André Duchesne and Antoine Berthiaume. He is very active in the fileds of medieval and traditional music, jazz and musique actuelle. He is the co-founder of Strada, Midi Tapant, Derome/Tanguay.

He has composed works for dance (Lucie Grégoire, Andrew Harwood, Irène Stamou and Francine Gagné), as well as works for the theatre and film (Allan Booth, Imago and Roberto Ariganello). He regularly tours throughout Canada and Europe."

-SMCQ (http://www.smcq.qc.ca/smcq/en/artistes/t/tanguay_pi/)
12/6/2023

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Over the last fifteen years contemporary jazz musician Rainer Wiens has developed one of the most original guitar styles. He has composed music for dance, theater, television, and film. During the 80s Wiens appeared in performances across Canada and in Europe with his jazz group, Silk Stockings. Along with Tom Walsh, he was a founding member of the group N.O.M.A., and he also started Sound Image Theater. Rainer Wiens works closely with Malcolm Goldstein, John Heward, and Frank Lozano, and he has released a compact disc, Bonunca Dream Music.-Rainer Wiens Website (http://rainerwiens.com/rainer-wiens-biography/)
12/6/2023

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Track Listing:



1 Ouvert Tour 1 3:34

2 Ouvert Tour 2 1:03

3 Art & Arthur 1 :50

4 Art & Arthur 2 4:04

5 Art & Arthur 3 1:46

6 half past piano (2002) 2:10

7 Conversation 1 :46

8 Conversation 2 :45

9 Conversation 3 1:54

10 Conversation 4 2:56

11 Conversation 5 :47

12 Inversion; Diversion 1 :47

13 Inversion; Diversion 2 :52

14 Inversion; Diversion 3 1:11

15 Inversion; Diversion 4 :43

16 Inversion; Diversion 5 1:35

17 Two Pair / Deux couples 1 1:34

18 Two Pair / Deux couples 2 1:31

19 Two Pair / Deux couples 3 1:16

20 Two Pair / Deux couples 4 1:26

21 Two Pair / Deux couples 5 1:46

22 Two Pair / Deux couples 6 1:14

23 guy segue / tout ti improv (2002) 3:57

24 Bud's duB 1 1:50

25 Bud's duB 2 2:08

26 Bud's duB 3 3:47

27 Capacity 1 2:07

28 Capacity 2 1:55 29 Capacity 3 1:54

30 Capacity 4 1:21

31 afri kebek (2002) 1:17

32 Africa Prayer (for Abdullah Ibrahim) (2002) 6:43

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