Published on theWholeNote.com Stir
Yves Charuest; Agustí Fernández; Nicolas Caloia; Peter Valsamis
Tour de Bras TDB 9021cd (tourdebras.com) The group involved in Stir begins as an unrecorded Montreal-based trio called Still that consists of alto saxophonist Yves Charuest, bassist Nicolas Caloia and drummer Peter Valsamis, then adds the titanic Spanish pianist Agustí Fernández. It’s a collective performance by a compound ensemble devoted to free jazz, but there’s also a sense of traditional roles, with Charuest and Fernández frequently in the foreground. Charuest runs counter to expectations for free jazz saxophonists, his playing consistently lyrical, often understated, his brief, sometime
I got a chance to play some poly-metric world metal jazz with the very talented band Atomic Ape! I met Jason while touring with the band miRthkon opening up for the band Secret Chiefs 3. After a few years we finally got to collaborate on some music. Working on recording some darbuka for their upcoming CD.