Simon Legault Quartet – Misrememberings

May 8, 2008

Winner of the 2007 Jazz en Rafale New Talent Contest, the Simon Legault Quartet gives us Misrememberings, a first CD with a lot of maturity. On the Effendi label, Misrememberings confirms the talent of a guitarist and composer that will certainly get noticed on the canadian jazz scene in the coming years.  Simon Legault ‘s playing brings us back to the classic stylings of Jim Hall, and somewhat Pat Metheny in his first days. This guitarist has a sense of dialogue, giving the talented sax player Annie Dominique a lot of room in a quartet formation where both soloists combine their melodies with natural ease. The quartet’s main strenght is it’s osmosis. Misrememberings is an all-night listen. For a first try it’s masterfull and we love it. Hear clips on the the Effendi Records website.

Simon Legault : guitar
Annie Dominique : tenor sax
Sébastien Pellerin : bass
Alain Bourgeois : drums

by Éric Seguin