Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Saxophonist and composer Samuel Blais, awarded the 2011/12 “Jazz Revelation” by Radio Canada, completed a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at Canada’s McGill University, which led him on to complete his Masters in same at the Manhattan School of Music in NYC. While in New York, he performed with many jazz notables, including veteran saxophonist and former Miles Davis band mate Dave Liebman. This new CD, Cycling, featuring Mr. Liebman, won a Prix Opus for Best Jazz Album, 2010/11.
Personnel: David Liebman (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Samuel Blais (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Morgan Moore (double bass); Martin Auguste (drums).
Audio Mixers: Samuel Blais; Pierre Messier.
Recording information: Studio Piccolo (10/14/2012).
Photographers: Matt Vashlishan; Pierre Messier.