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FONT Music Canada 2016: Three Great Sets

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(Photo Credit: Haleh Fotowat)

Montreal’s surplus of hidden gems was on display this weekend at the third annual FONT Music Canada (Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada).  Ranging from 1960s rooted hard bop to modern experiments in electronic and world music, the four days of music were packed with days of trumpet’s past and sketches of trumpet’s future. Perhaps the most striking quality of the weekend was the diversity.  Although every set was generally centered on one instrument, each ensemble encompassed a unique sound that made for collection of music that could not possibly be categorized as bland or one dimensional.  In the two nights I witnessed, everyone involved truly pulled out all the stops, however, these were the sets that I found the most striking. Continue reading