Sunday, July 31, 2016

JazzWorldQuest Web Player New Addition: CANADA/UK: Antoine Fafard - Reminiscence(Sphere 2016)

 An absolute pleasure for jazz-fusion fans who shouldn't miss the opportunity to hear another remarkable piece of work from a high talented composer and bass player here at his peak force.

Sphere is bass player and composer Antoine Fafard's fourth album, featuring Gary Husband on drums, lead synth and piano, and Jerry de Villiers Jr on lead guitar. The album follows Ad Perpetuum, a collection that was well received by fans and critics on it's release in 2014, described by DownBeat Magazine as "a powerful example of jazz-fusion at it's hardest." Canadian-born and UK-based Antoine has been releasing original instrumental music for more than 15 years. He actualises his musical vision with harmonic and melodic elements that are mostly composed on the classical and electric guitar, while special attention is always given to the rhythm. Antoine's first three albums feature world-class musicians including Vinnie Colaiuta, Jerry Goodman, Scott Henderson and Dave Weckl, who all bring their unique qualities to compositions aimed at audiences seeking instrumental music that emphasises improvisation and innovation.