Always combining musical singularity and invigorating energy, the 6 musicians of L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus invite you to follow them in this musical trip which MONDO CUIVRO constitutes. Freely inspiring of various musical styles existing on this planet (afro-latino-klezmero-arabo-jazz-funk…) while insufflating in it a very personal creative approach, Claude St Jean signs these 12 compositions of MONDO CUIVRO.
Musicians and collaborators :
Claude St-Jean : trombone, compositions
Jean-Denis Levasseur : alto saxophone, flute
Roberto Murray : tenor, baritone saxophone
Maxime St-Pierre : trumpet
Jean Sabourin : sousaphone
Remi Leclerc : drums
Raffaele Artigliere : percussions
Tommy Babin : acoustic bass
With this type of instrumentation, there is an inevitable difference, a sort of meeting of circus music and surrealist cabaret, with strong influence of jazz, funk and fun… The compositions and the arrangements of this very urban music is at the crossroads of Europe and America, stretching O.P.P’ s repertoire with a touch of Zappa, a smidgen of Nino Rota and a breath of Carla Bley’s.
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 deligth of the audience.
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.
Established in 1993, O.P.P. has since produced 4 CD’s : Projet 9 (2007), Mondo cuivro (2004), Maison douce maison (1998) and T’auras pas ta pomme (1996) They’ve done concerts in Mexico, Taiwan, Portugal, Spain, France, U.S.A. and in major jazz festival’s in Canada. They have already some’s music played on TV program in Japan.
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.