Jacques Kuba Séguin: trumpet, compositions
Jean-Michel Pilc: piano
Elizabeth Shepherd: voice
Rémi-Jean LeBlanc: double bass
Kevin Warren: drums
The trumpeter and composer Jacques Kuba Séguin begins a new cycle of creation with La trilogie des odeurs. Smell is the sense that has always appealed to him the most (after his hearing, of course.) But what if the two senses were more connected than we imagined? Both have the power to appeal to our subconscious, awakening deep memories that lie dormant in us and provoking a wide range of emotions. By combining olfactory memories with the soundtrack of our lives, Séguin has created a rich and evocative musical universe. Let yourself be guided by the music; follow the trail that leads to a rediscovery of the senses.
The first chapter, Parfum n°1, is inspired by the natural and raw materials that make up perfume. It explores the genesis of life. There are delicate references to childhood, particularly that first meeting between parent and a child, and the flurry of emotions that this brings to the surface, forming a string of deep and intimate memories.
Séguin’s previous record Migrations received both the 2020 Juno Award for solo jazz album and the 2020 Félix Award for jazz album of the year. Séguin has been making a name for himself on the national and international music scene with his projects for over fifteen years. This Polish-Canadian performs regularly in Poland with his ensembles, as well as with pianist Pawel Kaczmarczyk. His 7 album discography – including the recent Mikrokosmos EP with Norwegian musicians Jens Fossum, Hermund Nygård, and Anders Aarum – is available via ODD SOUND, the record label he founded.
Release Date: Friday, February 17th 2023 on ODD SOUND.