drums: Damien Schmitt guitar: Pierre Côté bass: Alain Caron keyboard: John Roney
executive producer:Les Productions Alain Caron inc. producer: Alain Caron sound engineers: Charles-Émile Beaudin, Pierre Messier mixed by: Pierre Perreault and Alain Caron
recorded at: Studio Piccolo, Montréal, Quebec, Canada mixed at – Studio 5, Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
recording of:Then And After
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
Since the release in 2010 of his Felix award winning album Sep7entrion, Alain Caron has been quite busy touring the world. For this new album Multiple Faces, his eighth solo album to date, the bassist, composer calls on the same core musicians that shined on Sep7entrion. The quartet is also joined by a brilliant five piece brass section on two cuts: HURRY UP & WAIT & SFING.
Pierre Côté (guitars), John Roney (Keyboard) and Damien Schmitt (drums and percussions) who all took part in the Sep7entrion recordings travelled extensively with Alain, bringing with them a wide range of influences and colors which ultimately helped shape Multiple Faces. Recorded and filmed live in studio, Multiple Faces holds true to its name. Following in the footsteps of the preceding album, Multiple Faces is a step ahead in Alain’s musical evolution, largely inspired by his countless years of developing his artform, his visits around the world and his clear and an unrelenting desire to always look forward in jazz; you can hear these textures and cultures well fused in his vision of today’s modern Jazz. The compositions are sharp and passionate as are the breathtaking musical performances, arrangements and sound! The album regroups eight new titles that tacitly blend jazz, rock, funk even Classical with a world outview!
With his mastery of an exceedingly rare instrument—the six-string bass—Alain Caron has earned international status as an exceptional artist, and is the worthy recipient of the 2013 prestigious Oscar-Peterson Award. Named best electric bassist 8 years in a row by Jazz Report, winner of 11 Félix Awards and awarded an honorary doctorate by UQAR, the former member of legendary jazz fusion group UZEB has released over 20 albums and returns with his latest, Multiple Faces. Prepare for the peerless prowess of a poet of the bass guitar