Modus Factor

MODUS FACTOR
:: CHRIS LESSO - drums | www.ChrisLesso.com
:: BROWNMAN ALI - electric trumpet | www.Brownman.com
:: IAN DE SOUZA - electric bass

MODUS FACTOR is a Toronto, Canada based modern electric groove trio led by in-demand session drummer CHRIS LESSO and features multiple National Jazz Award-winning trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI and Juno- winning Sisters Euclid bassist IAN DE SOUZA. The trio's tagline is “electro-ambient improvisational bedlam”, which befits their live show well. BUT, interestingly, this debut recording “The Picasso Zone” is less about mayhem, and more about nuance. Deep interaction and collective musical interplay is the name of the game on “The Picasso Zone”. With more than 75% of the recording being improvised, this album is an outstanding, high-minded example of the musical richness that can come from 3 kindred artists when they all create together and move in a singular direction as improvisers. By making enough room for each other, the creations presented on this recording are greater than the sum of the individual parts.

“Though I've seen Modus Factor often categorize themselves as 'world music', I think a much more accurate description of them would be 'OTHER world music'. It's off-worldly and alien and weird and wonderful in all the best possible ways.”
— Paul Delong, drum icon (from The Picasso Zone’s liner notes)

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”Though I've seen Modus Factor often categorize themselves as 'world music', I think a much more accurate description of them would be 'OTHER world music'. It's off-worldly and alien and weird and wonderful in all the best possible ways.”
— Paul Delong, drum icon (from The Picasso Zone’s liner notes)

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The Picasso Zone

The Picasso Zone

Browntasaurus Records
2017

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The Picasso Zone

The Picasso Zone

Browntasauras Records
2016

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Brownian Motion

Brownian Motion

Modus Factor
The Picasso Zone

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