Monday, September 15, 2014

Melissa Pipe Quintet! September 24 at Résonance Café

Melissa Pipe – saxophone baryton & basson
Philippe Côté – sax tenor et clarinette basse
Geoff Lapp – piano
Joel Kerr – contrebasse
Zen Nakamura - batterie

mercredi le 24 septembre 
Résonance Café, 5175a, ave du Parc
2 sets, starting at 9pm.

Earthy grooves and evocative sounds.
The contrasting moods of the writing and instrumentation provide a rich and colourful tapestry giving this group a unique, soulful sound.

Grooves bien ancrés et sons évocateurs.
L'écriture et l'instrumentation contrastés tissent une tapisserie riche et colorée qui donne à ce groupe son son unique.

L’Envers, présentateur vétéran de musique improvisée organise des concerts le dernier mercredi de chaque mois au Résonance Café.

L’Envers, veteran presenter of improvised music, curates the last Wednesday of each month at Résonance Resonance Café

Friday, May 30, 2014

Yves Charuest! Peter Valsamis! Nicolas Caloia! June 25!

Yves Charuest, alto saxophone
Peter Valsamis, drums
Nicolas Caloia, bass

Montreal homeboy Peter Valsamis is visiting from California to make some fantastic music with friends Yves Charuest and Nicolas Caloia!

Yves Charuest has played with many canadian musicians since the early 1980s: Michel Ratté, Jean Beaudet, Lisle Ellis, Jean Derome, Nicolas Caloia, Lori Freedman, John Heward, Sam Shalabi, Scott Thomson, Josh Zubot. He also played with many international musicians: Peter Kowald, Louis Moholo, William Parker, Agustí Fernández, Marshall Allen and Mathias Schubert. He toured in Canada, USA and Europe with several groups and long-term collaborations: I Like Jazz, Évidence, Charuest/Ratté, Peter Kowald Trio, Trio Michel Ratté, Wreck’s Progress, Duo Charuest-Caloia, Murray Street Band, Ratchet Orchestra, The Disguises, Charuest/Shalabi/Caloia, and Four-sided circle. Charuest performed solo concerts in Quebec and Europe, and collaborated with canadian electroacoustic composers Jean-François Denis, jef chippewa and Jean Piché. He is part of Susanna Hood’s choreographic project The Muted Note.

Since the early 1990s Nicolas Caloia has worked as a performer, composer, and organizer in Montreal and has toured in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has performed and recorded in a vast array of contexts with the most important members of Montreal’s creative music community as well as with internationally renowned musicians like Marshall Allen, John Butcher, Joe McPhee, Steve Lacy, Hassan Hakmoun, Tristan Honsinger and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. His concerts and recordings have been critically acclaimed both at home and abroad. Currently, the majority of his work as a composer and improviser finds a voice in: The Ratchet Orchestra – a 30 piece bigband, Tilting – the Nicolas Caloia Quartet, Ring – a sextet, Spell – a 10 piece marching band, Mercury - a duet Lori Freedman, and Duo Charuest-Caloia.

Born in Montreal, Peter Valsamis began playing the piano at the age of six, but his sensitivity to sound unrestricted by pitch relations drew him to play the drums and manipulate sound on tape. Now based in the Bay area, Valsamis continues to nurture a wide range of interests. As a drummer, he has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Asia and North America, performing with Malcolm Goldstein, Steve Lacy and Don Preston. He has been Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Center for the Arts and has recent CD releases with Dana Reason, Tom Nunn and Trance Mission. Valsamis' electroacoustic compositions include a soundtrack for the award winning experimental film re:Cycle by Ken Doolittle.

Wednesday June 25, 9pm
Résonance Café, 5175a ave du Parc

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nicolas Caloia's TILTING, lancement de disque!

l'Envers présente  TILTING de Nicolas Caloia
C'est le lancement de leur disque 'Holy Seven' sur Barnyard Records de Toronto.

Jean Derome :: Alto/Baritone saxophones, flutes
Guillaume Dostaller :: Piano
Nicolas Caloia :: Doublebass
Isaiah Ceccarelli :: Drums

This is one of the most exciting jazz bands working anywhere today!

Entre rigueur et éclatement, la musique de Caloia offre un défi stimulant à ses musiciens et à son public : une musique multi-facettes, presque cubiste, très vivante et riche à tous points de vue ; forme, rythme, harmonie, mélodie.

Between rigor and delirium, his compositions offer a stimulating challenge to both his musicians and his public. His multifaceted music, almost cubist, is extremely alive and rich from all points of view: form, rhythm, harmony, and melody.

Résonance Café, 5175a ave du Parc
2 sets: 21h30 et 23h00
$10 à la porte (inclue CD!)

Lots of music and video at

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Josh Zubot's Mend Ham: April 30 @ Résonance Café

Josh Zubot's Mend Ham!!!

Hard swinging!
Hard hitting!
Hard hard hard working!
The real deal and one of the best working jazz bands anywhere!

Josh Zubot ::: violon
Jason Sharp ::: sax baryton
Nicolas Caloia ::: contrebasse
Isaiah Ceccarelli ::: batterie

30 avril at Résonance Café
5175a ave du Parc
2 sets: 21h et 22h30
$8 a la porte

l'Envers presents the best in creative improvised music on the last Wednesday of each month at Resonance Cafe.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Daniel Carter with Waldman, Zaldivar, Lambert and Heslop at Resonance Café, April 12!

This Saturday Suoni Per Il Popolo, Friends of Freedom #5 & L'Envers together present a "Resonance Per Il Popolo" event with the great NYC multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter (

9PM, $10

Joining him are the wonderful veteran MTL jazzmen Michel Lambert (drums) and Rafael Zaldivar (piano) - and young guns Martin Heslop (bass) and Brahja Waldman (alto sax)

Top notch DJ Andy Williams will provide grooves to start the night and will resume in true dance party fashion after the live set..

The night will launch the album Say Hello To Anyone I Know (featuring Daniel Carter and Brahja Waldman) [Fast Speaking Music, 2014]. CDs $5

Resonance Cafe 5175a ave du Parc

Friday, March 21, 2014

Wednesday March 26 : Rosasharn's Dream @ Résonance Café

A new version of an old dream! Resurrecting a group from 11 years ago: 
Nothing new under the sun, nothing ever the same.

Ellwood Epps trompette
Scott Thomson trombone
Félix-Antoine Hamel tenor saxophone
Yves Charuest alto saxophone
Olivier Prud'homme-Richard guitar
Faye MacCalman tenor saxophone
Ivan Bamford drums

5175a ave du Parc, 2 sets: 21h et 22h15, $8 à la porte