Jean-Pierre Chassé

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Born: June 18, 1956    Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Jean-Pierre Chasse was born in Montreal in 1956. Self-taught guitarist, he became known with the pianist Claude Marc Bourget, with which he very freely improvising duo, from the 80’s, both Quebec and France, particularly in the context of the EMIM (Ensemble de musique improvisée de Montréal). Followed several years of tours with Michael Laucke, renowned Canadian guitarist (flamenco), including Jean-Pierre Chasse was a spectacular companion. His solos passionate lovers of guitar performance.

After a long pause, he went to meditate his art and perfect his technique in contact with world music, Jean-Pierre Chasse makes a comeback strong and convincing, complete artist whose eyes and covers a wide field cultures. The music of Jean-Pierre Chasse is now in the broad category of music from jazz but, fed to classical music and the world, tend to a more general term and seek their synthesis....
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Pilgrim of the Strings, the new recording from acoustic guitarist Jean-Pierre Chassé is a lush embroidery of ambient soundscapes tooled in penetrating improvisations, protracting arpeggios and melodic fractals. The Montreal native teamed up with classical pianist Claude Marc Bourget who produced the recording while mixed and mastered by Jacques Laurin. A synthesis of flamenco, bossa nova and ambient jazz, Pilgrim of the Strings soars with a nimble imagination reflective of vintage Django Reinhardt and the melodic sensibilties of Paco.

The soft, angelic sonorous of « Passage To Europe » contrasts the rattling chords swagging « Lo Mas Importante es Vivir.» The elegant flamenco wings of « The Other Side of Eyes » move with a dancer’s instinct switching to the taut arpeggios of « Narmada Ka Pani » highlighting sizzling, erotic chord rotations which are embellished by Turkish accents. The gentle acoustic twirls and spinning riffs of « Pas a Pas » complement the whispery tendrils of « Ishindenshinun » ascending and descending along the melodic scale creating a storytelling voicing in the chord expressions creased by a Spanish flare. The graceful gait of the chord scheme along « Los Ultimos Pajaros » is propelled by sprinting chord patterns and sleek improvisations that retract and soar trajecting intermittantly. The bossa nova stylizing of « Atoll das Rocas » changes to a bop-inspired rhythm in « Bop’s Memories » reminiscent of the gypsy tones of Django Reinhardt and the bluesy entwines of Richard Hart.

Jean-Pierre Chassé is a one of kind guitarist. His sense of melodic phrasing and timing for penetrative improvisations puts him in the ilk of Paco. His tracks weave into each other without disruption moving with the ease of the Alps flowing across the borders of Frances, Switzerland and Italy. Motivated by passion, Pilgrim of the Strings gives definition to ambient jazz with comfy atmospherics that allude to evenings cruising along the Mediterranean. (JazzTimes) / Read the review by Susan Frances.

JEAN-PIERRE CHASSÉ PILGRIM OF THE STRINGS / ACOUSTIC GUITAR STRINGS/アコースティックギターの巡礼者 PRODUCTIONS DE L'ONDE Catalog number : OND2-4072 All music by Jean-Pierre Chassé. Recorded May 2011, Studio de l’onde, Montreal. Executive producer: Claude Marc Bourget. Recording producer and engineer: Jacques Laurin. Mixing by Jacques Laurin. Mastering by Carl Talbot, Le Lab Mastering, Montreal. Photo by Jean-Pierre Chassé. Graphics by (illusions) Philippe Ghielmetti. A Claude Marc Bourget Production, with the support of Alain Robert. Jean-Pierre Chassé is playing a Moisan guitar.

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