Orkestre de pas Perdus - Project 9

The fourth and possibly the best yet by this extraordinarily good nine piece progressive brass band + drums outfit. Jazz, street music, new music and more combine in the great music of L'Orkestre des Pas Perdu. Led by trombonist Claude St-Jean and with druming by the great Remi Leclerc, as well as 4 saxes, trumpet, French horn and sousaphone this is a spirited, moving winner that will make your ears stand up while it makes YOU stand up and shake your ass! Recommended!

"L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus (a.k.a. the Lost Steps Orkestra) is back with a new eclectic, actual and 99.9% acoustic cd: Projet 9. Funny, energic, a little bit twisted but accessible, the compositions of trombonist Claude St-Jean move L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus, now upgraded to nine musicians, into new musical spheres. You’ll find on this disc 11 new songs, freely inspired by jazz, funk, musique actuelle, B movie soundtracks and crazy brassband music. The whole thing is delivered on solid arrangements moderated by musical climates well defined and interpreted by nine excellent musicians. Recognized for its energy, its humour and its quality of interpretation, L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus proposes a music which is rich in narrative emotions, inspired solos, humor and musical surprises leaving place for the creativity of the musicians. "

"This is the type of performance that hugely satisfies at all levels and places OPP at the forefront of the world’s groups exploring and extending the brass band tradition."-Dave Lynch, All Music Guide
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"Projet 9" is the L'OdPP album to start with, where everything comes together, the labyrinthine counterpoint, timbres brighter than the sun, the delightfully overpowering melodies, the infectious fever of the rhythm (with Remi "Dr.Octopus" LeClerc in charge of the drums), all of it invoking the immortal pantheon: Sun Ra, Raymond Scott, Carla Bley, Don Cherry, Charlie Barnet, John Philip Sousa and Spike Jones. Gz, what a disc.
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