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Martin, Jean / Evan Shaw: Piano Music (Barnyard)

Much more than a simple duo, with overdubbed saxophone Martin & Shaw make large and complex environments & orchestral sections over which they nimbly improvise.
 

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Jean Martin-drums

Evan Shaw-alto saxophone


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UPC: 777320139429

Label: Barnyard
Catalog ID: BR0303
Squidco Product Code: 11524

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2009
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at The Farm, in Toronto, Canada.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Daring jazz-based improvisations by alto saxophonist Evan Shaw and drummer Jean Martin. Each player's hugely individual, energetic soloing and the uncanny interplay between them are underpinned by saxophone-section-like overdubs that demonstrate the orchestral conception in which this inimitable duo works."-Barnyard


Artist Biographies

"Musician, producer, Jean Martin was nominated for best drummer for the 2004 National Jazz Awards and is the recipient of the 2004 Freddy Stone Award. This award from the Minden foundation is for outstanding leadership, integrity and excellence in the area of contemporary music and Jazz

His group Barnyard Drama is an improvising duo featuring vocalist Christine Duncan. They toured Canadian festivals, summer 2004, promoting a CD intitled Memories and a list of things to do. The new cd I'm a Navvy was launched at the prestigious FIMAV and features guitarists Justin Haynes and Bernard Falaise.

Other recent releases are with trio Idiolalla with singers DB Boyko and Christine Duncan and the Vancouver based group Laconnor, this electronic, musique actuel group features Francois Houle on clarinet and lap top, Jesse Zubot on violin and lap top and Jean on drums and electronics. Laconnor toured Canadian Jazz festival 2006.

Jean has appeared and collaborated with: Eugene Chadbourne, Joe Fonda, Jesse Zubot, Juno nominated DD Jackson, David Murray, Don Byron, Dominic Duval, Mark Dresser, Wilbert de Joode, John Oswald, Francois Houle, Jean Derome, Frank Gratowski, Chelsea Bridge, Kevin Turcotte, Peggy Lee, Tony Wilson, Brad Turner, Lori Freedman, Tom Walsh, Pierre Tanguay, Marilyn Lerner, The National Arts Centre Orchestra, legendary Canadian blues man Dutch Mason, Andy Stochansky, Zubot & Dawson, Bob Fenton, Roddy Ellias, Tim Postgate's Jazzstory, Christine Duncan, Hugh Fraser, George Kohler, Bob Murphy, David Mott, The Bitches Brew Band, Rob Frayne, The Jivewires, Micheal Occhipinti, Rich Underhill, Justin Haynes, Hugh Marsh, The Henry's and many others.

He has appeared on a one hour TFO and BRAVO TV jazz special entitled, "DUOS" performing improvisations with Award winning trumpeter Kevin Turcotte. Jean participated in a new project put together by Ajay Heble and the Guelph Jazz festival. A Jazz Opera with the music of DD Jackson, featuring Peggy Lee, Brad Turner, John Geggie and Dean Boman among others. This piece was performed for the 10th annual Jazz festival in Guelph and in Vancouver in September 2003.

With the Jean Martin Trio: he has recorded 2 CD's and has toured Canada on three occasions, performing at most Jazz festivals in this country. The latest recording a completely improvised work was released with a tour in November 2003. The trio features guitarist Justin Haynes and national jazz awards winner, trumpeter Kevin Turcotte.

With Chelsea Bridge: He has released 5 CD's on Unity Page Records, has done 4 Canadian tours from '92 to '97, was featured at the Blue Note in NYC , the Molda International Jazz Festival in Norway and the Washington DC Jazz Fest (Canadian Jazz Ambassador Series).

With Juno winner DD Jackson: He has released 2 CD's on Justin Time Records, has toured France (including: Maubeuge & Rouen International Jazz Festivals, Feb. '97), 2 Canadian tours in '94 & '95 and was featured at various venues in Northern USA (Montana, Seattle, Buffalo and various clubs in NYC) including a CD release gig at the Fez Jazz Club in NYC, with legendary saxophonist David Murray."

-Barnyard Records (http://www.barnyardrecords.com/bio%20jean%20martin.html)
6/17/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Sweeter Than A Plastic Bag 4:08

2. Warren Brings His Lunch 1:44

3. A Strong Glue Is Not Necessary 7:02

4. Me Softly With His Kill 6:49

5. Sandwiches And A Dip In The Pool 3:19

6. Wedged Under The Front Of $0.99 4:22

7. Rattlebag Jimmy 14:52

8. Moose Clock 2:44

9. Wich Way To Domino's? 7:28

10. Philosophy Of The World / Wiggins 2:43

Related Categories of Interest:


Improvised Music
Jazz
Musique Actuelle
Toronto Area Improvisation
Duo Recordings
Canadian Composition & Improvisation
Saxophone & Drummer / Percussionist Duos

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