March 15, 2014
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LINA ALLEMANO FOUR
Lina Allemano, trumpet
Brodie West, alto saxophone
Andrew Downing, double bass
Nick Fraser, drums
“(Trumpeter) Lina Allemano is one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years” [Point of Departure, June 2013].
Hailed as one of Canada’s leading avant-garde/free-jazz bands, LINA ALLEMANO FOUR is known internationally for their inventiveness, playfulness, and synergy as they deftly blur the line between composition and improvisation. The Toronto-based band has been touring extensively all across Europe, USA, and Canada for the past 8 years. Their music has been described as abstract melodicism, combining lush colours with dense free-flowing rhythmic textures.
“Lina Allemano and her band have created an eclectic sound that makes its own synthesis of tradition and avant-garde, structure and freedom, clever composition and emotional depth, abstraction and warmth… it is beautiful, moving and fun.”
[The Free Jazz Collective, Belgium, Nov 2012].
LINA ALLEMANO FOUR was invited to perform in New York City at the prestigious FONT Festival of New Trumpet Music in both 2010 and 2013. In 2013, the band was also invited to perform at the renowned international experimental film festival, Images Festival, playing their own new original live scores for 1960’s experimental short films. Their newest and 4th album, Live at the Tranzac (2012), has been receiving very favourable attention from countless reviewers internationally, making a splash particularly in Europe and USA. Their 2010 release, Jargon, also received many accolades internationally, and was notably named in Exclaim!’s Improv & Avant-Garde Albums of the Year and Eye Weekly’s Best Toronto Albums. Lina Allemano was named one of DownBeat Magazine’s top innovative trumpeters for the future in 2007.