Herbiet: Airs & Danses
Catalog: CMCCD 29822
Format: COMPACT DISC
Armour, Julian; Herbiet, Victor; Guay, Jean-François; Desmarrais, Jean; Djokic, Marc
Air & danses is an album of original compositions by Canadian composer and saxophonist Victor Herbiet. The album features Victor Herbiet himself playing alto and soprano saxophone as a solo instrument and in diverse chamber ensembles. Joining him are pianist Jean Desmarais, violinist Marc Djokic, cellist Julian Armour and fellow saxophonist Jean-François Guay. The title Airs & danses not only refers to the eponymous piece but also to the album as a whole where we can hear a variety of dances from around the world including a tango, waltzes and the pas de deux. The melodic and upbeat works found on the album draw from various influences such as French impressionism, Canadian folk, American jazz and Latin music. Music lovers and connoisseurs alike are sure to enjoy the variety of sounds this album has to offer.