Catégorie : Presse

Critique et entretien / Les Amants de l’ombre

« Un moment de grâce »

«Six chansons qui demandent à être découvertes… avec mille et une tendresses». «Les amants de l’ombre, un disque sur lequel on retrouve six chansons qui demandent une attention, un moment de grâce lors de l’écoute. » Raymond Desmarteau, Radio-Canada International

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Critique / Pilgrim of the Strings ⎯ Chassé

06/08/12   REVIEW   
JAZZ TIMES, USA,
by Susan Frances
PILGRIM OF THE STRINGS

Pilgrim of the Strings, the new recording from acoustic guitarist Jean-Pierre Chassé is a lush embroidery of ambient soundscapes tooled in penetrating improvisations, protracting arpeggios and melodic fractals. The Montreal native teamed up with classical pianist Claude Marc Bourget who produced the recording while mixed and mastered by Jacques Laurin. A synthesis of flamenco, bossa nova and ambient jazz, Pilgrim of the Strings soars with a nimble imagination reflective of vintage Django Reinhardt and the melodic sensibilties of Paco.

The soft, angelic sonorous of « Passage To Europe » contrasts the rattling chords swagging « Lo Mas Importante es Vivir.» The elegant flamenco wings of « The Other Side of Eyes » move with a dancer’s instinct switching to the taut arpeggios of « Narmada Ka Pani » highlighting sizzling, erotic chord rotations which are embellished by Turkish accents. The gentle acoustic twirls and spinning riffs of « Pas a Pas » complement the whispery tendrils of « Ishindenshinun » ascending and descending along the melodic scale creating……


Critiques / Musiques de ballet

JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE, New-York

Interview
Making Beautiful Music With Just Two Hands
. “For me, playing the piano is black and white photography applied to music. It is the orchestra in equation. Everything is there, but at the principle level, behind the image, like roots under the flowers. I love black and white in photography. The piano with its black and white keys immediately gives the sign of its economy. In that sense, only the string quartet would approach it. The jazz trio too, belongs to this pure world. Other trinity, other mystery,”

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Musiques de Ballet is a phenomenal endeavor which gels multiple expressions, textures and dynamics that bend and reflect capriciously, and subsequently inject meaning into Bourget’s art.”

JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE, New-York

Pianist Claude Marc Bourget can orchestrate energizing symphonies with the nimble movements of his ten fingers across the keys of a grand piano.  The protégé of such arduous musicians as Chopin, Debussy, Stravinsky, Paul Bley, and Keith Jarrett, Bourget has a heart that is true to his passionate nature and a mind that……


Critiques / Second Time

ALL ABOUT JAZZ, ITALY

(…) Second Time, realizzato in perfetta solitudine su uno Steinway gran coda (suono magnifico!), si sviluppa infatti come un lungo racconto, come una lunga suite. Preceduta da un cappello introduttivo, la prima parte si muove lungo le coordinate “consuete” del piano solo in chiave jazz. Gli inevitabili echi jarrettiani, dunque. Ma assai più forte, in Bourget, è l’impronta del conterraneo Paul Bley. L’amore per la risoluzione inattesa, per il cambio d’umore che, nello spazio di una nota, ci porta da un gioioso maggiore ad una malinconia più intima.

Con lo scorrere delle tracce si insinuano qua e là, fino a diventare predominanti, gli echi classici. Non solo dal punto di vista compositivo (Brahms e Beethoven, cuore della seconda parte), ma anche da quello esecutivo. La mano sinistra, spesso trascurata dai pianisti jazz, svolge qui un lavoro enorme diventando a tratti la vera protagonista.  ⎯ Paolo Peviani

JAZZ TIMES, USA

Bourget creates a balance between the deposits of rage and peacefulness in nature. His compositions channel the moods which guide nature’s course, and draws out its beauty even when confronted with……


Critique / Festival de jazz de Montréal (Piano +) / 1983

Festival de jazz de Montréal / Piano solo Improvisations

Bibliothèque nationale, Canada, 1983

(Enregistrement perdu)

« Au programme, un récital de Claude Marc Bourget, pianiste improvisateur de 26 ans, qui ne va pas sans rappeler le style du pianiste américain Cecil Taylor. Sans jamais succomber à la tentation d’associer liberté et gratuité, Bourget s’est livré avec une rigueur remarquable. Une musique énergique, extrêmement dense, et d’une richesse harmonique peu commune. Autodidacte, Bourget étale des qualités techniques impressionnantes et témoigne d’un souffle créateur inépuisable.»

Pierre Boulet, Le soleil, 12 juillet 1983.