New Canadiana :: Le Quatuor de Jazz Libre du Québec – 1973
From the teenage emergencies of Aaron Levin:
Deep within le Petit Québec libre, a group of stalwart jazz freaks began bridging the divide between improvised music and contemporary avant-garde. After releasing an LP on the infamous CBC Transcription service, Le Quatuor De Jazz Libre Du Quebéc began a welcomed transfiguration into a revolutionary ensemble championing the art of experimentation and revolt. This reissue, lovingly packaged by Quebec’s finest avant imprint (Tenzier), captures an unreleased session at the zenith of their creative expression (1973). Droves of intense skronk and burning percussion lace the energetic action with unfettered fire. A paragon within Quebec’s outstanding free scene. Must grip.