Press Release: Nasturica & Jolicoeur - Complicite - ER 0809

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Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ELEPHANT RECORDS Inc & OUTSIDE MUSIC
Present their new CD COMPLICITÉ By accordion‐piano, trumpet, composers and improvisers, NASTURICA & JOLICOEUR

ELEPHANT RECORDS INC ALONG WITH OUTSIDE MUSIC are proud to present to you the first CD by the very talented Canadian composers, Marin Nasturica virtuoso of accordion‐ piano & Ivanhoe Jolicoeur talented trumpet player and improviser. This new work COMPLICITÉ is a mix of compositions by Marin Nasturica and Ivanhoe Jolicoeur, as well as many contributions by their sidemen, among which three are from pianist Laurent Djintcharadze , and two from guitarist Serge Lavoie. All these original titles are rendered by a unique and highly versatile group of musicians, with the bold rhythm section made up of Jean Cyr on double bass and Yvon Plouffe on drums.

You will discover in this album the fusion of two musical worlds; the trio of the well renowned and talented accordionist of Romanian origin Marin Nasturica meeting the quartet of jazz trumpet player Ivanhoe Jolicoeur. Their very personal musical conceptions, their open‐minded approach and the obvious pleasure from playing together shall capture a large audience with their warm acclaim.

Culminating the large musical experience derived from two distinct approaches by these two musicians established in their respective milieus, the meeting of the two leaders and their common language was born and laid down on this CD project for you to discover. The fusion of musical gendra jazz and world beat is a global phenomenon and no wonder that it should occur in Montreal.

We will discover these nine original compositions. MARIN NASTURICA introduces his loyal companion, pianist LAURENT (LAVRENTI) DJINTCHARADZE and JEAN CYR, the bass player common to the two formations. IVANHOE JOLICOEUR, a musician with a wide Spectrum, introduces his friends SERGE LAVOIE on guitar and YVONPLOUFFE on drums.

MARIN NASTURICA : Born in Romania, and living in Montreal for over twenty years. His « professional musician » career started when he was 19. He made fabulous world tours during which he became the consummate virtuoso of the piano‐accordion that we now know. He was thus invited to perform with important symphony orchestras all over Europe. In July 2009, Marin Nasturica was invited by the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal to perform in trio with the master bass player Michel Donato and his friend and colleague, pianist Laurent Djintcharadze also present on this work. They can be heard at l’ASTRAL (the new venue of Équipe Spectra).

IVANHOE JOLICOEUR : Trumpet player, arranger and composer, he is a musician with a singular approach starting with a solid musical training. Since 2001, he’s been the leader and the dominant composer of BATHYSCAPHE, a jazz combo. He is a member of bass player Norman Guilbeault’s band for over twenty years. He served a couple of years as trumpet player and arranger for the group « les Cowboys Fringuants ». Furthermore he is a founding member of the important Off‐Festival de Jazz de Montréal and has often performed at this venue. As a sideman playing trumpet and flugelhorn, he collaborated in over 55 albums, more than half being jazz.

Marin Nasturica & Ivanhoe Jolicoeur offer us Complicité, their first CD as co‐leaders this unique fusion mixing jazz and world beat. Rhythmical and colourful yours to discover, one track at a time for your greater pleasure !!!

Inside the album, the musicians have written:
THE BIRTH AND HISTORY OF THE GROUP It was the meeting of two groups of musicians, that was responsible for this effervescence, this respect, and the pleasure we wanted to communicate. Little more than a year later here is the result of original compositions presented to you on this CD. Without the foresight and financial support of Claude Lapierre we never would have the pleasure of creating this beautiful music.

MARIN NASTURICA , IVANHOE JOLICOEUR, LAURENT DJINTCHARADZE, SERGE LAVOIE, JEAN CYR AND YVON PLOUFFE
INVITES YOU TO THEIR CONCERTS AND CD LAUNCH
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY , 11­-12 JUNE 2010 AT 21:00 PM
UPSTAIRS JAZZ•BAR & GRILL LOCATED AT,
1254 MACKAY, MONTREAL (514) 931­6808

SOURCE
elephantrecords@sympatico.ca
www.elephantrecords.ca
(450) 670‐4760