Brûlez les meubles

Brûlez les meubles is a two-headed musical project conjured up by Louis Beaudoin-de la Sablonnière and Éric Normand – two of Quebec’s leading improvisers. Éric and Louis have known each other for many years, and have long shared a mutual interest in each other’s music despite their different artistic backgrounds (and the fact that they live more than 500 km apart.) In addition to their musical kinship, the two composers are both record aficionados with a shared passion for contemporary jazz. Every time they gather, they invite a different group of musicians to explore their musical universe with them, giving life to new batches of compositions prepared during the months in between meetings.

Brûlez les meubles has seen the likes of Ingrid Laubrock, Marianne TRudel, Jean Derome, Alexandre Robichaud and Félix Hamel pass through its ranks, in addition to drummers Tom Jacques, Louis-Vincent Hamel and John Hollenbeck. This music is abstract, meditative, and both modern and simple, nourished by a shared passion for the legends of jazz guitar, from Jim Hall to Bill Frisell, and from Rene Thomas to Brandon Ross.

Louis Beaudoin-de la Sablonnière - guitare
Éric Normand - basse électrique
Jonathan Huard - vibraphone
Tom Jacques - batterie