Reviews that mention Mario Allard

January 28, 2022

Jazzlab Orchestra

Effendi Records FND 164

João Lencastre Communium

Unlimited Dreams

Clean Feed CF 580 CD

By definition an octet consist of eight musicians. But who the musicians are, what instruments they play and the compositional input on the session are what delineate these programs. As it is with these discs of all original compositions. Together since 2004, and sometime featured in concerts with the likes of Ted Nash or Donny McCaslin, Montréal’s Jazzlab Orchestra consists of some of the city’s most accomplished musicians. Firmly committed to the modern mainstream the Jazzlab band usually features original material, The nine tunes on Loguslabusmuzikus for instance were composed by bassist Alain Bédard. MORE