AZIMUT[H]  / Trio Richard- Lipsky- Herskowitz + Quatuor à cordes

CD Distribution: DEP distribution exclusive

Executive Producer/ Label : CMFR/Créations Musicales François Richard

Digital distribution: Believe Digital

# CMFR003



Nominated in the category INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR ADISQ 2015


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Release date : March 24, 2015


In a unique and eclectic concept, the members of the trio (flutist François Richard, violinist Helmut Lipsky and pianist Matt Herskowitz) weave together a musical tapestry inspired by classical, post-impressionist jazz (Romance and Mystère) and World music (Latingo). In addition to imbuing jazz rhythms and improvisational flair into classical masterpieces, most notably in the genre-fusing arrangement of J.S. Bach’s Prelude from the Violin Partita in E Major, these seasoned musicians also perform their own compositions in an auspicious musical encounter founded on creativity, chemistry and virtuosity. The project, initiated by François Richard, developed a unique and compelling voice thanks to this exceptional meeting of three diverse artists from different backgrounds (USA, Germany and Canada). The idea of incorporating a string quartet with the trio was born from a concert they performed together at L’Astral Maison du Festival in Montreal, which was nominated for a Prix Opus for best Jazz and World music concert of the year. Continuing their collaboration on this album, you’ll hear five pieces performed with the string quartet and five performed by the trio themselves.


01 Sphinx - Ouverture (06:40) François G. Richard (SOCAN)

02 Latingo -  (05:41) Helmut Lipsky (SOCAN)

03 Polonaise Libanaise -  (08:46) Matt Herskowitz (SOCAN)

04 Valse Perdue -  (04:16) François G. Richard (SOCAN)

05 Prélude en mi majeur de la partita no 3, BMW 1006 (09:44) Matt Herskowitz (SOCAN)

06 Romance et Mystère -  (08:44) François G. Richard (SOCAN)

07 Rush Delivery -  (04:49) Helmut Lipsky (SOCAN)

08 Bella's Lament -  (07:37) Matt Herskowitz (SOCAN)

09 Dense & Céleste -  (05:06) François G. Richard (SOCAN)

10 Renaissance Men -  (05:16) Helmut Lipsky (SOCAN)


François Richard  
C flute & alto flute *

Matt Herskowitz   Piano

Helmut Lipsky  Violin solo

String quartet

Zoé Dumais  Violin

Daphnée Sincennes Richard  Violin

Jean René  Viola

Sheila Hannigan  Cello + (Pizzicato / Fingerpicking)


Recorded(26, 27  November, 2014) and mixed ( January 2015)  at  Studio Piccolo, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Recorded and engineered by Pierre Messier

Mixed by Pierre Messier

Mastering by: Eric Poitevin - Le Lab Mastering Montreal

Editing by: François Richard

Mix Assistant: François Richard

Photo : Pierre Crépô

Graphic design: Pascal Milette


Webmaster : Geneviève Burke


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.




Special thanks to the Conseil des arts et des Lettres du Québec , the Conseil des arts de Montréal and Musicaction for their financial support since many years.


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