In the Spirit of Legends: Chet Baker & Scott LaFaro Frederic Alarie Trio

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Label: 2xHD

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)


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  • Richard Beirach (b. 1947):
  • 1Leaving07:45
  • Scott LaFaro (1936 - 1961): Gloria's Step:
  • 2Gloria's Step: Intro Gloria's step00:37
  • 3Gloria's Step05:00
  • Bill Evans (1958 - 1980): Nardis:
  • 4Nardis: Intro Nardis01:00
  • 5Nardis08:45
  • Scott LaFaro:
  • 6Jade Visions04:10
  • Miles Davis (1926 - 1991):
  • 7Solar07:12
  • 8Excerpt from Bill Evans interview, Commenting on the sound of Scott LaFaro's bass01:11
  • Frédéric Alarie:
  • 9Tribute to Scott03:14
  • Total Runtime38:54

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Fred Alarie, one of the most sought-after stand-up bassist in Canada amazes by the colour, depth and audacity he puts forward in his work: as a musician, composer or soloist, he constantly pushes the limits of both his own expression and of jazz itself. In 2016, the Frederic Alarie Quartet presented a concert dedicated to Alarie’s idol Scott LaFaro at the Montréal International Jazz Festival. Exceptionally, the International Society of Bassists (ISB), owner of LaFaro’s restored famous bass, lent the precious instrument to Alarie for this occasion. He was allowed to keep the bass for more performances and he recorded the last track of this album in the studio with this celebrated instrument.

Jonathan Valin of The Absolute Sound: “Sounded truly wonderful—beautiful, majestic, and very full-range. I was particularly wowed by Fred’s tribute to Chet Baker, recorded with Neumann U67s, which had gorgeous timbre and realistic bite on trumpet .

Frederic Alarie Trio:
Frédéric Alarie, double bass
John Roney, piano
Ron Di Lauro, trumpet

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Frédéric Alarie
Despite his now veteran status, bassist Frédéric Alarie has never stopped striving to refine his playing — described as smooth, sensitive and daring — since his arrival on the jazz scene in the late 80s. He has been a member of many bands, including those of Lorraine Desmarais, Bernard Primeau, Jean-Pierre Zanella, and Yannick Rieu, to name just a few. He has also been fortunate to perform with well-known artists such as Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, Sheila Jordan, Salvator Adamo, Charles Aznavour, and Michel Legrand. He has led his own bands, including Frédéric Alarie & Basse Section, and as a composer he has made six critically acclaimed CDs. Vision, with his band Basse Section garnered a 1997 ADISQ nomination for Jazz Album of the Year. That same year, Saison Jazz Montréal named him Discovery of the Year, and in 1998 he won the Prix de Jazz Trébas.

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