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Alex Lefaivre Quartet: Naufragés (album review by Christa V.)

Alex Lefaivre is a bassist and composer based in Canada. Here he gets together with three friends (Erik Hove on alto saxophone, Nicolas Ferron on guitar, and Alain Bourgeois on drums) to create a new album consisting of five originals and three covers. The music that was created has an energetic, biting energy to it, and you can feel the expression of joy from the musicians. The second track, “Boiler Room,” introduces oscillating sounds from the musicians that throw the listener off but never get out of sync from each other. “Sly” then is a classic spy jazz tune that allows for soloists to shine, and finishing off the album with an inventive and energetic cover of “Immigrant Song” is a perfect way to leave the listener wanting more! Favorite tracks: 2, 6, 8

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