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Album Review

The FIMAV Festival offered the opening slot of its 25th edition to frequent participant and Montreal musique actuelle mainstay Jean Derome, who rose to the occasion with, basically, a new band and two new long-form compositions. Plates-Formes et Tranquenards documents the event in stellar clarity. Derome's Dangereux Zhoms is a long-standing project, though it spent most of the 2000s under wraps. The unit had been reactivated in 2007 to release a new CD (To Continue), but none of that material is found here. However, the current DZ lineup provides the backbone of the project: Derome on flutes and saxophones (and some creative conducting), trombonist Tom Walsh, pianist Guillaume Dostaler, bassist Pierre Cartier, and drummer Pierre Tanguay. Augmenting the group are a cross-section of Ambiances Magnétiques' larger circle of players, including vocalist Joane Hétu, guitarist Bernard Falaise (of Miriodor fame), and turntablist Martin Tétreault. This 12-piece ensemble performs two long suites (35 minutes each) by Derome, compositions that blend his typical driving odd-metered themes — the second and last parts of "Plates-Formes," part six of "Tranquenards," other sections, too — with jazzier bits, textural playing, and improvised and semi-improvised sections in subgroupings. Overall, the project sounds like a cross between Derome's jazzier writing and Canot-Camping, his conducted improv project. It is prime Derome: soulful at times, perplexing at others, chaotic one moment, extremely well organized the next, both majestic (in a serial music way) and silly (in a circus fanfare way). A must for fans of Derome's musique actuelle and an excellent audio recording to boot. ~ François Couture, Rovi

Biography

Born: 1955 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

In the mid-'90s, Jean Derome et les Dangereux Zhoms was Montreal saxophonist Jean Derome's prime project. The group released three albums from 1994 to 1998. Although activities have slowed down, the group continues to perform around the world;...
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