Blue Verdun

by Quinn Bachand's Brishen

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"Welcome to the visionary musical world of Quinn Bachand. I was flabbergasted when I put on this CD for the first time, and you will be too, as you take a journey into the wild imagination of Quinn - a musical world that includes strands of various epochs of pop music, film music, gypsy jazz, western swing, instrumental virtuosity on guitar and violin, storytelling, songs, amazing arrangements, and a dance band sensibility that almost sounds like it came from another planet!

As with any great music whose whole is greater than its parts, it is really hard to put into words the various strands that you will hear, but they are all brought together beautifully, in a very compelling and emotionally grounded listening experience. Whatever your taste in music, you will find many threads to follow, but those threads will draw you into a greater picture, telling stories, and entering into a psychedelic, kaleidoscopic musical world that you’ve never heard before.

I was really thunderstruck, and you will be too, because very rarely does a young person make an album that is technically virtuosic, but also shows an amazing sense of history, and an awareness of a great range of music. Quinn is able to combine these things together in an utterly new and compelling way, without doing any disservice to these previous strands.

So sit back, enjoy and let this amazing music wash over you."

Matt Glaser

credits

released March 15, 2017

Quinn Bachand (Violins, Guitars, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Lapsteel, Vocals)
Connor Stewart (Saxophone, Flugelhorn, Clarinet)
Maude Bastien (Drums)
Paul Van Dyke (Upright Bass)
Béatrix Méthé (Vocal Harmony)

All Music and Lyrics written by Quinn Bachand
(except Estrellita, PD)

Arranged by Quinn Bachand
Horns arranged by Quinn Bachand & Connor Stewart

Recorded & Produced by Quinn Bachand in Montréal at Vizou Studios & on Rue Galt, Verdun
Mixed by Adrian Dolan (Marlborough Studios, Vancouver B.C.)
Mastered by Joby Baker (Baker Studios Ltd.)

Thank You: Thomas, Cheryl, Colin, Méthé family, Denis, Kacy, Fiona and Mom & Dad for your direct help!

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Quinn Bachand's Brishen Montreal, Québec

"Brishen" is a project inspired by early jazz and pop, lead by Quinn Bachand.

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