CD Release Concert
Gerry Hebert Quartet
Sunday, Nov 7 at 7pm
Uptown Stage, Calgary
ConversationsFeatures Jazz at its Finest
Calgary’s Gerry Hebert Quartet celebrates the release of their latest jazz offering, Conversations, in a concert featuring music from the CD on Sunday, November 7th at the Uptown Stage. The concert will feature the luminous artistic lineup from the CD, with Hebert on tenor and soprano saxophones, Aaron Young (guitar), Simon Fisk (double bass) and Jon May (drums).
Conversations features all new compositions developed by the quartet, and in the spirit of true collaboration, showcases each of their voices through the virtues of melodic and rhythmic interplay. The result is a series of musical “conversations”. The group’s distinctive sound is a lush, layered affair that reflects a slight western flavour while preserving its trademark clean and rhythmic sound. The release of Conversations will be followed up by a 2010 winter tour.
Formed in 1997, the Gerry Hebert Quartet continues to perform live and release superb recordings, the last two on the Plunge Records label. The group’s debut CD, The Beat Niq Sessions Volume 1: 6th Ave & 2am, was released in 2003 while the followup, Beat Niq Sessions Volume 2: Constructive Interference, followed in 2008.
“Gerry Hebert has created a CD that has a vibe and a mood. This is what makes music more interesting than just a succession of solos. Gerry has created an environment. Bravo!”
“Gerry and his seasoned cohorts have reached a new level of subtle artistry – it proves that total commitment to seeking truth through the love of playing ultimately inspires and creates beauty that is beyond description.”
Hugh A. Fraser
“…it’s as if he is bursting every note with a story, a song… I found it inspiring, deeply satisfying and remembered his music long after… “
Dr. Jeremy Brown