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Super belle critique par Serge Truffaut dans le Devoir sur mon nouveau CD : Swingin\' avec Oscar

\"...Le résultat est à la hauteur du sujet, à hauteur d’homme. En clair, cet hommage à Peterson est éblouissant. Un, parce qu’il y a l’idée de déplier l’oeuvre trop méconnue de Peterson....

NEW CD ! Swingin' with Oscar

My new CD : Swingin' with Oscar will be available in a few days.

Montreal’s award-winning saxophonist Remi Bolduc has released his ninth CD “Swingin’ with Oscar", a celebration of the music of the great Canadian jazz musician Oscar Peterson. Starting March 2, the Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble will bring...

Practicing new harmonic concepts

A practice routine that I use while learning those studies is the concept of trading.
1-play the study as written
2-Trade 4 bars alternating between playing the study and improvising.
In other words. play 1 to 4 then improvise bar 5 to 8. Play the study 9 to 12, improvise...

Back in transcriptions mode

Back in transcriptions mode

Hi all,

I am back into transcriptions mode.
I am planning to transcribe every Wayne Shorter's solo for the legendary recording : Miles Davis Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965.
We'll see how far I get into this goal.
A preview for now :
Wayne's solo on If I Were...

Concert 2 mars 2016 Laval.

Rémi Bolduc : saxophone
François Bourassa : piano
Fraser Holling : contrebasse
Dave Laing : batterie

2 mars 2016
20 h 00 Maison des arts de Laval

Salle André-Mathieu
Par téléphone : 450.667.2040
Billetterie : 475, boul. de l'Avenir,...

Concert with Jerry Bergonzi !

Concert with Jerry Bergonzi !

On Nov. 14 I will be performing with Jerry Bergonzi, tenor sax, in Montreal at Tanna Hall, Schulich School of Music, McGill University.
Along with Francois Bourassa piano, Fraser Hollins bass and Dave Laing drum we will present a tribute do Dave Brubeck !

Nomination à l'Adisq !

Mon CD Hommage à Dave Brubeck est en nomination à l'Adisq.

My new CD Tribute to Dave Brubeck is in nomination à l'Adisq.

Concert Mont Tremblant

Concert Mont Tremblant

Je donne un concert le 7 sept. au Mont Tremblant dans le cadre de la fête de la musique. Avec Francois Bourassa, Fraser Hollins et Dave Laing.

I am perform in Mont Tremblant, Fête de la Musique, sept. 7 with
Francois Bourassa, Fraser Hollins et Dave Laing.

Photo : Doug...

John Hollenbeck and Jean-Michel Pilc

I am happy to announce that both John Hollenbeck and Jean-Michel Pilc will join the Schulich School of Music's Jazz Faculty starting in August 2015.
John Hollenbeck
Composer/percussionist and four-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck is renowned in both the jazz and new-music worlds. He has gained widespread recognition as the...

Concert Beloeil

Concert Beloeil

Ce soir je donne un concert à Beloeil, Qc avec l'Hommage à Dave Brubeck. Radio Canada a écrit une belle critique du CD, cliquer le lien.

Tonight, I am performing the Tribute to Dave Brubeck in Beloeil. CBC just wrote a really nice critic of my CD Tribute. Click on...

New Transcription

New Transcription

The transcription of the week : Bob Mintzer on Listen Here. CD In the Moment !
Look under new transcriptions

CD Hommage à/Tribute to Dave Brubeck

CD Hommage à/Tribute to Dave Brubeck

Pour son 8e album, Rémi Bolduc a enregistré un Hommage à Dave Brubeck. Après l’exploration de la musique dite de mesures inégale (5-4,7-4 etc.) avec son projet les Random Masters (étiquette Effendi), Bolduc vient puiser à même la source de ce qui est un des albums culte du jazz...

Buy my new CD on CDBaby & ITunes

Buy my new CD on CDBaby & ITunes

Enfin !!

My new CD, Tribute to Dave Brubeck in available to buy online at CDBaby and ITunes!
I am very proud of this new project. Francois Bourassa plays piano, Fraser Hollins bass and Dave Laing drums.
I arranged some of the music, changed a few meters and added a few...

New transcription

New transcription

I posted a new transcription today.
Dick Oatts on Dream Steps.
This Jerry Bergonzi's composition is based on You Stepped Out of a Dream.
Amazing solo !
The previous transcriptions were moved in the section Jazz Transcriptions.
A new transcription every sunday
Enjoy !

Concert with Seamus Blake

Here a few video from my concert with Seamus Blake. Seamus is an amazing and inspiring player. Check it out :

Remi Bolduc alto sax Seamus Blake tenor sax, composition Fraser Hollins bass Louis-Vincent Hamel drum Charles Trudel piano Live at Tanna hall, Schulich School of Music of McGill University....

Happy Holidays !!

Bonne vacances tout le monde !! Enjoy the holidays.

I am relaxing and checking out some Bird. Cheryl in Boston 1952.. Wow !!

Tonight, oct. 27, Tribute to Jan Jarczyk

With the participation of Rémi Bolduc, Andrew Boudreau, Kevin Dean, Jim Doxas, Mark Fewer, Fraser Hollins, Donny Kennedy, Hank Knox, Dave Laing, Michel Lambert, Josh Rager, Min Rager, Joe Sullivan, Alec Walkington, Andre White, Jean-Pierre Zanella, Uccello and others.

At only 67 years old, the acclaimed pianist Jan Jarczyk passed...

Tribute to Dave Brubeck sept. 13 at Sutton

RÉMI BOLDUC JAZZ ENSEMBLE – HOMMAGE À DAVE BRUBECK
Le samedi 13 septembre à 20 h – 30 $
Le Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble et son invité spécial le pianiste François Bourassa nous présentent une toute nouvelle production intitulée «Hommage à Dave Brubeck», qui met en vedette la musique du...

New Transcription

Here a new transcription from a live concert with the Random Masters.. That was the first concert of the group back in 2011.

Remi Bolduc, alto sax
Jumeaux Monozygotes. Comp.: R. Bolduc
Chet Doxas tenor sax, Jean Nicholas Trottier trombone, Remi Jean Leblanc bass, Rafael Zaldivar piano, Rich Irwin...

PROJET BCZ au Upstairs le 19 avril 2014

PROJET BCZ

Spectacle des saxophones Expression signés Jean-Pierre Zanella, Rémi Bolduc et Alexandre Côté, trois illustres saxophonistes de la scène montréalaise.
Ils interpréteront des arrangements ainsi que de nouvelles compositions écrites pour l'occasion.


Show of the new "Expression Saxophones" signed by Jean-Pierre Zanella, Rémi Bolduc and Alexandre Côté, three...

Concert avec Hoenig et Trotignon

21 MARS 2014 20H

Les Productions Art and Soul présentent, en coproduction avec Jazz en Rafale, le ‘Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble’ avec comme invités spéciaux le pianiste parisien Baptiste Trotignon et le batteur new-yorkais Ari Hoenig. Fraser Hollins à la contrebasse et Rémi Bolduc au saxophone alto complète le quatuor....

Concert with Dick Oatts

McGill University's Tanna Schulich Hall hosts great american saxophonist Dick Oatts, Friday, January 17th!

American saxophonist Dick Oatts will be playing with saxophonist Rémi Bolduc, trumpeter Kevin Dean, pianist Jan Jarczyk and drummer Andre White in the 1st part of this concert and with the McGill Jazz Orchestra 1, led...

Joyeux Noel, Merry Christmas

C'est le temps de prendre une petite pause avant de commencer l'année 2014 !
Year 2014 will be full of new projet concert with, Dick Oatts, Ari Hoenig, Baptiste Trotignon, 4+2 with Janis Steprans, Dave Laing, Andre White and Fraser Hollins and more projects !

Sax Zénith - Prix opus

Le concert sax Zénith - est en nomination pour le meilleur concert de l'année au Prix opus. - is in nomination for best concert of the year. http://cqm.netedit.info/52/Finalistes_.html

Thank you Fraser Hollins, Dave Laing, Kirk MacDonald, Pj Perry, Phil Dwyer, Kelly Jefferson, Chantal...

Un Week end jazz à Lac-Mégantic

Rémi Bolduc Ensemble
Robert Roy, organizer of cultural events in Lac Mégantic , asked Rémi Bolduc, saxophonist and professor at McGill University , to give a concert at Lac Mégantic . After the tragic accident of July 6, 2013, the residents of Lac Mégantic will need all the support that can...

CAMMAC

Just made it to CAMMAC. I'll be teaching composition for a few days !!

Queretaro

Concert à Queretaro au Mexique cette semaine avec mon groupe Random Masters.
I am in the process of writing sax duets over standards and be-bop tunes. I'll post some soon.

la science de Rémi Bolduc ****

Alain Brunet - La presse

Voilà un projet typique de notre époque: le saxophoniste Rémi Bolduc s'inspire des recherches en génétique «portant sur les rôles du hasard et du déterminisme et sur cette part de mystère que la science n'a jamais pu élucider».

Bonjour la prise de tête? Bien au...

Meilleurs Concert de l'année Jazz/Best Jazz Concert of the Year

Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble avec le concert 4 + 2 s'est vu remporter le meilleur concert jazz de l'année au Prix Opus. Le concert avait comme invité Phil Dwyer et Jerry Bergonzi au saxo ténor, Rémi Bolduc au sax alto, Steve Amirault au piano, Fraser Hollins contrebasse et Dave Laing...

Nomination Concert de l'année au Prix Opus

Le concert 4 + 2 avec le Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble : Steve Amirault, Dave Laing et Fraser Hollins ainsi que les invités Jerry Bergonzi et Phil Dwyer aux saxophones ténors, est en nomination au Prix Opus pour le meilleur concert de l’année dans la catégorie Jazz. Le Gala est...

Concert avec Baptiste Trotignon

Je compose pour un concert avec le pianiste français Baptiste Trotignon. Les détails seront bientôt dévoilé !
I am composing for a coming concert with the great pianist Baptiste Trotignon. Details soon will be announce.

Great concert

Le concert avec Dave Young a été couronné de succès !! Quel grand musicien !
What a amazing musician Dave Young is. Playing with him was a real learning and inspiring experience !!

Canadian Tour

-March 15: Salt Spring Island, BC: ArtSpring
-March 16: Hope, BC: Hope Station House 7pm
-March 17: Fernie, BC: The Arts Station theartsstation.com
-March 19: Vulcan, AB: County Central High School workshops
-March 19: Vulcan, AB: County Central High School Concert 7pm FREE
-March 20: Calgary, AB: John G....

New CD on the way !!

I am now composing new music for my next coming project The Random Masters.
The recording will happen in June...

New transcriptions

Hi everyone. I will start to put more solos on the site again. To start here are two solos from Paul Motian transcribed by Brad Grieve. They are in the section
Téléchargement-Download, Transcription from friends.
Enjoy !!
Rémi...

Congratulation Sonny Rollins

At age 81, Sonny Rollins is still a powerful jazz presence. The two-time Grammy winner was recently named a 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipient and, earlier this year, received the Medal of Arts—America's highest honor for artistic excellence.

Rex in Toronto

I am playing this week at the Rex in Toronto with Andre White's group with
Kevin Dean and Joe Sullivan on trumpet, Kirk McDonald on tenor sax, Andre White on Drums, Kieran Overs on Bass.. And me on alto sax :-) It is a CD release. Friday and Saturday Sept....

Mark Turner on State of Union CD Fly de Rémi Morissette

Des musiciens m'envoient des solos qu'ils ont écrit à la main. Je les mets dans une nouvelle section Téléchargement- Jazz Trans. from friends (Handwritten)
Some musicians send me some solos handwritten. I have created a new section for those : Download - Jazz Trans. from friends...

Concert

Aujourd hui c'est le concert des Ateliers de Jazz Rémi Boduc.
Today is Remi Bolduc Jazz Workshop's concert !!
La semaine a été super. Merci tout le monde !!

Chris Potter solo

I am transcribing now a Chris Potter solo on Boo Boo's Birthday from Monk. The CD is from Steve Million. It's call Million to One. And Chris in 24 yres on this recording. Look in the section Work in Progress.

2 new Brad Solo

Brad Mehldau on 50 Wyas to Leave your lovers and The Falcon will Fly Again. De Francois Jalbert. Section Download-Jazz Transcriptions from Friends.

Les Ateliers de Jazz Rémi Bolduc Jazz Workshop

Les Ateliers commencent lundi le 8 aout. Starting monday august 8.

ATELIER JAZZ RÉMI BOLDUC
DIRECTEUR MUSICAL ET PROFESSEUR
Rémi Bolduc
PROFESSEUR ASSOCIÉ
Fraser Hollins

Les ateliers jazz Rémi Bolduc permettent d’approfondir l’improvisation dans un environnement bilingue, positif avec des professeurs de niveau international.
Rythme, harmonie, philosophie sont au rendez-vous....

Solo de Kurt Rosenwinkel

2 new guitar solos from Kurt Rosenwinkel - All or Nothing at all and Nefertiti from Fred Pauze in the section Download - Transcriptions from...

Brad Mehldau

New solo. Brad Mehldau on Coutdown for guitar. From Steve Bilodeau in the section Download, Jazz Transcriptions from...

2 nouveaux solo. 2 new solos

2 new solos have been added to section Jazz Transcription from Friends in the category Download. Walter Smith III on Benny's and Coltrane on My Shining Hour. Both transcribed by Jarryd Torff. Thanks Jarryd. www.jarrydtorff....

Rudresh Mahanthappa's solo

Check out Rudresh's solo over a F concert blues in the section Work in progress. Also in Téléchargement-Download/Jazz transcriptions !!

Rudresh Mahanthappa

Page 2 is done now. Work in progress
2pm My friend, Jocelyn Ménard, just give me a M. Brecker transciptions. Check it out on Download/Jazz Transcriptions from friends
3pm I just posted the transcription of my solo over Moose the Mooche from my CD - Hommage à Parker
3:41pm 111...

Mark Turner solo . Page 3

Still transcribing Mark Turner solo. Now i am at page 3. See the solo in the section Work in Progress. Keep in mind that as I transcribe I will fix some of the first page. For example Amaj became Amin maj7. Also I see a few notes missing here and...

Free Jazz Transcriptions

Free Jazz transcriptions. Over 100 solos. Cliquer sur l'image pour télécharger/Click on them for immediate download. PDF format.
Pepper Adams, Cannonball Adderley, Louis Armstrong, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Binney, Seamus Blake, Paul Bley, Micheal Mike Brecker, Clifford Brown, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Phil Dwyer, Mick Goodrick, Bunky...

Transcriptions

I am back into transcribing now. I will post new transcription regularly. To look at the one I am doing right now, follow my process in the section Work in Progress. By the way, I am playing tonight in Grande Prairie, Alberta

Je recommence à faire des transcriptions maintenant. Je...

New Transcription

I will start to transcribe again. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
I am leaving tomorrow to go in Alberta teaching and playing.

Jazz Transcriptions from Friends

Jean-Pierre Zanella, one of Quebec best sax player, just give me 4 transcriptions. Check them out on Jazz Transcriptions from Friends in the Download section
Un des meilleurs saxo au Québec vient de me donner 4 de ses transcriptions. A voir dans la section Téléchargement !!

My practice routine for rhythms ..

Rhythmic exercises:
1-Metronome play whole note on the up of either beat one, two, three or four over standard (40bpm) - feel half note
2-Feel bar and play 3-4 and 4-4 over tune in 3-4.. Upper body alternate btw 2 and 3
3-Met.155 on half note and up on...

Transcriptions

Je suis pas mal occupé à transcrire le CD de Dave Liebman Sola. Quand ce projet terminé je vais mettre d'autres transcriptions sur mon site
I am quite busy transcribing Liebman's CD Sola. Once that done, I will post new transcriptions on my site
Rémi...

Géraldine Laurent et Rémi Bolduc Quartet

Rencontre entre 2 altistes dont la réputation n'est plus à faire dans leur pays respectif.
Géraldine Laurent s'est affirmée ces dernières années comme l'une des saxophonistes les plus brillantes de l'hexagone. À l'affiche des plus grands festivals européens, elle nous fait l'honneur de venir pour la 1ère à Montréal dans...

Random Masters

Here a video from the concert on March 9, 2011. It's one of my composition using random number to generate the time signature.
Merci Claude Thibeault sur www.sortiesjazznights....

CONCERT TOMORROW

Random Masters
12$ étudiant - 18$ régulier
Wed. Mercredi 8pm.
New music - New band.
O Patro Vys
356 av. Mont Royal Est
Montreal,...

Random Masters

Playing on March 9 with my new project - Random Masters at O Patro Vys

Inspired by the music of Steve Coleman and his M-Base Collective, saxophonist Remi Bolduc presents his newest project, "The Random Masters". This new project features all-new original music, rhythmic complexities and rich harmonies, influenced by...

Joe Lovano

I'm going to pick up Joe Lovano at the airport tomorrow. Then we are heading at McGill University where Joe will give a masterclass !! I am really looking forward to it !

St-John, New Brunswick

I just gave two clinics today. Great audience and some really nice and warm people here in Saint-John, New-Brunswick.. Tomorrow night we play at the Imperial theater !!

St-John, New Brunswick

I will be playing in St-John, New-Brunswick this week. I am playing with my Hommage à Charlie Parker. Tribute to Parker. With Steve Amirault on piano, Fraser Hollins on bass, Dave Laing on drums, Alex Coté on alto sax and Donny Kennedy on Alto sax.
The CD will be realease...

David Liebman's transcription

I just finished transcribing the 1st of 19 tracks from the next David Liebman's CD. All rubato sax solo !! The solo will be sold on Dave Liebman's website and probably published. I'll let you know.

David Liebman next CD

I am transcribing the next coming David Liebman's CD. 19 tracks of soprano solo sax. The transcription will be available on Dave's website along with the CD !
Je transcris le prochain CD de David Liebman. 19 pièces pour sax solo. Les transcriptions seront disponible sur le site de Dave en...

Joe Lovano - Bird Songs

I am listening to Joe's latest CD. Checking out the forms.. I m putting those forms in Work in Progress as .xsc (transcribe files) in a zip format
the files contains track...

John Patitucci's solo

I just finished to transcribe John's solo over Monk/Trane. A composition with a pedal point and a section with Giant Steps changes. Great solo with serious 8th note feel.
Check it out in the download section !

NEW SECTION - Form Transcriptions

You need the program Transcribe to open those .xsc files.
The purpose of this new download section is to share some form analysis I have been doing. I have around 700 pieces done this way. I am sharing those with you. This is not the Mp3's. You need to have...

John Patitucci at McGill University

John Patitucci est à McGill pendant 2 jours. Il donne des cliniques. C'est tellement inspirant d'avoir l'opportunité de rencontrer John. Joueur fantastique et vraiment un homme généreux et inspiré !
John Patitucci is at McGill for 2 days giving master classes. What a inspiration to meet and hear this great musician....

Joe Lovano over Donna Lee

From his latest CD, Bird Songs. I just finish transcribing his solo over Donna Lee.
Now 105 solos in the transcriptions section !
Je viens de finir de transcrire le solo de Joe Lovano sur Donna Lee de son dernier CD, Bird Songs. Il y a maintenant 105 solo dans la...

Joe Lovano - Bird Songs

WORK IN PROGRESS :
I just started to transcribe Joe Lovano's solo over Donna Lee !
Je viens de commencer à transcrire de solo de Joe Lovano sur Donna Lee !

Influences

J'ai ouvert une nouvelle section qui énumére les CD que j'écoute en ce moment !
I just open a new section where I list the CDs that I am listening too lately !
INFLUENCES
I'm listening to Joe Lovano's Bird Songs.. Wow.. Donna Lee sounds great !
Starting with IIIm-VI7-IIm-V7-iMaj-b7dim going from Abmaj...

Taurus People

I am now looking at the piece Taurus People from the album Live at the lighthouse, Elvin Jones. I will be posted soon !!

Je transcris en ce moment Taurus People de l'album Live at the lighthouse, Elvin Jones.

Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter's solo over Stella by Starlight - Miles Davis, Live at Plugged Nickel
Done !!
I just put the chords of the standard tune over the solo. But in fact the group plays a lot with the harmony.

Sax Quartet

Je suis en train d'écrire pour quatuor de saxophones en ce moment. Je vais mettre les compositions sur le site aussitôt qu'elles seront terminées et enregistrées à SOCAN.
I am composing for sax quartet right now. I will post the piece on the site as soon as they are done...

Wayne at Plugged Nickel

Transcribing this Wayne solo over Stella is a real treat. What an inspiring player. A real genius. Such a clear solo and yet so obscure in same time ! Check it out on the section
Download/Work in...

Wayne Shorter

Je commence une transcription de Wayne Shorter sur l'enregistrement classique de Miles Davis : Live at Plugged Nickel. Sur Stella By Starlight.
I am starting now a Wayne Shorter's transcription over Stella by Starlight on the legendary Miles Davis recording : Live at Plugged Nickel.

David Binney Solo on Third Occasion

I am now transcribing now David Binney's solo on his album Third Occasion. Dave is such a great player. And really thematic in his playing. A real inspiration !
(Download/Work in...

Work in progress

Je viens de commencer à transcrire un solo de David Liebman sur YouTube

I just started transcribing a solo from David Liebman on Youtube..Check it out !! Pretty wild stuff !!
(Il y a une pub avant le solo.. Désolé ce n'est pas de moi.
There is an add before the...

Compositions

J'ai mis quelques-unes de mes compositions dans la section téléchargement de mon site. Les fichiers sont en format.zip. J'y ai inclus les parties de tous les instruments.
I am now putting my compositions on the download section of my site. The file are in the formal .zip and include...

Herbie Hancock sur/on Sorcerer

Dans la section transcription, je viens de mettre un solo de Herbie Hancock. 25 pages, écrit pour piano et bass !!
Check out my Herbie Hancock's transcription. 25 pages. Piano and bass part. Enjoy !!

Transcriptions

Il y a maintenant 100 solos sur mon site. Aussi, j'ai mis quelques compositions et arrangements. Quelques amis m'ont envoyé leur transcriptions pour que je les mettent sur mon site.
There is now around 100 solos on my site. Also, I am giving some of my compositions and arrangements. Some...

Bonne Année - Happy New Year !

Bonne Année à tous, Happy New Year everyone !!
Je continue à ajouter des transcriptions sur mon site. J'en ai surement des centaines à venir. J'apprécie vos commentaires !! :-)
I will put more solos on my site. I must have a few hundreds of them. I appreciate your comments !

Transcriptions

I am slowly posting many of the jazz transcriptions I did over the years. It's something I give away. I hope you'll enjoy them !