Orkestre des pas Perdus - L'Age du Cuivre

SKU CCM 3002
After way, way too long, here is the album by this great octet new music brass band + drums. Tuba and drums drive trombone, trumpet, French horn and 3 saxes. Heavily composed music that touches on various musics, but always has that fun brass band sound. These guys have been making great works for over a dozen years and they haven't let us down here! Big sound and big, big fun. Highly recommended!

"L'ORKESTRE DES PAS PERDUS (O.P.P. for short, liberally speaking the Lost Steps Orkestra) is a original height pieces brass band made up of trombone, trumpet, french horn, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, tuba and drums. Full of humour and highly energitic, this group draws from various contemporary currents and timeless material, breathing new and inventive dimensions into music, to the great delight of the audience. With this type of instrumentation, there is an inevitable difference, a sort of meeting of weird brass band music and surrealist cabaret, with strong influence of jazz, funk and fun... For the occasion, slide trombonist Claude St-Jean is the man responsible for the compositions and the arrangements of this very urban music at the crossroads of Europe and America, stretching O.P.P's repertoire with a touch of wild, energic and creative interpretation. The result is amazing and allows us to see as much as heard: everyone will make is own cinema, a thousand frames / second! The musicians that make up O.P.P. are from solid jazz and musique actuelle/improvising music backgrounds, having performed with a wide cross section of Montreal's best and musicians from elsewhere. The lively performances of the group are tinged with deligthful humour, but the play is tight and determined, giving to the compositions a cachet that is both ironic and serious. L'Orkestre des Pas Perdus in concert is a generous mix of music for brass and other metals, original compositions and colourful and imaginative arrangements, the whole interpreted in an energetic and joyous musical happening, exploding into a fanfare of entertainment."



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