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  1. P.A.C. Man Alain Caron 4:22
  2. In & Out Alain Caron 6:21
  3. D-Code Alain Caron 5:05
  4. Ton Jardin Alain Caron 5:50
  5. Pole Position Alain Caron 4:31
  6. Grand Café Alain Caron 8:20
  7. Impressions Alain Caron 7:54
  8. Après La Pluie Alain Caron 7:08
  9. B 12 Alain Caron 7:11
  10. Trouble Alain Caron 6:14
  • EtiquetteCream Records
  • GenreJazz Funk/Soul
  • Release Date1997
  • Total Lenght1:02:52

The album features seven original tunes and three reworkings or arrangements, and is his third recording since embarking on his solo project LE BAND (apart from UZEB). It is a testament to both his talents as a composer and his daring feats of world-reknowned bass playing. (He has consistently been rated one of the top ten bassists in the world by the prestigious American magazine BASS PLAYER)

LE BAND has changed somewhat since its previous outing: the core group now consists of: Otmaro Ruiz (California/Venezuela) on keyboards, and stalwart buddy Paul Brochu on drums. To this basic trio is added on various invited guests such as Toronto tenor saxophonist Phil Dwyer, local heros François d’Amours on alto sax and Luc Boivin on percussion, as well as a full horn section. All of it came together beautifully at Montreal’s Studio Tempo under Alain’s skilled direction.

For this recording, Alain wished to underline the playful aspects of his music: the serious “playing” of the music, as well as the more fun “interactive” aspects: the improvisation, the trading of solos, and the pure joy of playing together. Thus, the title, PLAY.

During the last two years, Alain has worked mainly outside of Québec, performing and giving masterclasses. He is well-known for his virtuosity and drive, and has often been feted with honors and prizes: here in Montreal he was given his own invitational series during the 1996 edition of the International Jazz Festival – five nights, carte blanche – at the Monument National. Canada’s JAZZ REPORT Magazine has named Alain, for five consecutive years now, top electric bassist in the country.

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PAC MAN
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Guy Dubuc
piano: Guy Dubuc
hammond: Guy Dubuc
alto saxophone:: Francois D'Amours
tenor saxophone:: Andrè Leroux
trumpet:: Benoit Glazer
trumpet:: Jocelyn Turcotte
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
IN & OUT
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Guy Dubuc
piano: Guy Dubuc
piano: Gerry Etkins
hammond: Guy Dubuc
tenor saxophone:: Phil Dwyer
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
D-CODE
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Guy Dubuc
piano: Guy Dubuc
hammond: Guy Dubuc
alto saxophone:: Francois D'Amours
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
TON JARDIN
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Guy Dubuc
piano: Guy Dubuc
hammond: Guy Dubuc
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
POLE POSITION
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
percussions: Luc Boivin
keyboard: Guy Dubuc
piano: Guy Dubuc
hammond: Guy Dubuc
alto saxophone:: Francois D'Amours
tenor saxophone:: Andrè Leroux
trumpet:: Benoit Glazer
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
GRAND CAFE'
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
percussions: Luc Boivin
keyboard: Otmaro Ruiz
piano: Otmaro Ruiz
hammond: Otmaro Ruiz
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
IMPRESSIONS
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Otmaro Ruiz
piano: Otmaro Ruiz
hammond: Otmaro Ruiz
tenor saxophone:: Phil Dwyer
composer: John Coltrane
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
APRES LA PLUIE...
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Otmaro Ruiz
piano: Otmaro Ruiz
hammond: Otmaro Ruiz
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
B12
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Otmaro Ruiz
piano: Otmaro Ruiz
hammond: Otmaro Ruiz
tenor saxophone:: Phil Dwyer
composer: Alain Caron
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada
TROUBLE
bass: Alain Caron
drums: Paul Brochu
keyboard: Otmaro Ruiz
piano: Otmaro Ruiz
hammond: Otmaro Ruiz
composer: Leni Stern
arranger: Alain Caron
engineer: Christian St-Germain
mixer: Alain Caron
mixer: Yves Daniel
producer: Alain Caron
executive producer: Les Productions Alain Caron inc.
recorded at: Studio Tempo in Montreal (city), Quebec, Canada