Jazz from Rant
independent music label for jazz artists, composers and improvisers

Coming soon! Reg’s new cd Songbook is slated for release next month, March 2017. The album features wonderful new songs written by Reg with lyrics by the vocalists on the album, Jeannette Lambert, John Alcorn and Luanda Jones. The music features many great instrumentalists as well. As a child prodigy, Reg’s great musical passion was […]

Michel Lambert’s latest cd, the 50th production in our Jazz from Rant collection, will be released February 14, 2017. It’s a series of compositions and improvisations inspired by a myriad of sources such a Catalan music in Barcelona, notions of symmetry, paintings by Caravaggio, dream haiku written by Jeannette Lambert and more. The music is accompanied by […]

Jeannette Lambert presented her workshop entitled Singing Your Dreams at the 33rd Annual Dream Conference held at Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, on Sunday June 26th, 2016. Michel accompanied her on drums during a lively dream-inspired jam session with the participants. A great time was had by all! To read about why she sings her dreams, […]

In production: Jeannette Lambert’s latest collection of music contains songs written in Barcelona with Catalan poetry in translation. To be released both as a cd and an audio e-book. Listen to a sneak preview of the work-in-progress on Sound Cloud. Sneak Preview

Gabriel Lambert’s new cd, “Les Ondes Célestes” was launched at L’OFF Jazz Festival on October 9th, 2015, along with a performance by his group. The recording features Gabriel Lambert, guitar, Michel Lambert, drums, Andres Vial, piano and Adrian Vedady, bass.   This is Gabriel’s first release as a leader and composer, and contains improvisations and compositions […]

Reg Schwager’s outstanding new quartet album Delphinus is available at CDBaby, iTunes Reviews: Whole Note, Ottawa Citizen, Jazz FM Listen: Lonesome Scenes of Winter  

Journal des Episodes II, a new cd by Michel Lambert, the follow up to the first cd,  with 97 musical journal entries, featuring Alexandre Grogg and Guillaume Bouchard, is now available at CDBaby iTunes   Reviews: Monsieur Délire, Percorsi Musicali, Culture Jazz, Citizen Jazz

We are pleased to announce the re-issue of the pivotal recording, Lonely Universe à la plage, soon to be available at CDBaby, iTunes and others.  It was one of the first Jazz from Rant cds ever produced, from 1993.  This album features the poetry and vocals of Jeannette Lambert performing along with Michel Lambert, drums, […]

Now available at CDBaby and iTunes. Review The Whole Note The Ottawa Citizen      

Jeannette, Michel and Reg travelled to Sulawesi, Indonesia, in late December 2013, to perform at the Toraja International Festival in Tana Toraja with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.  Here is a Youtube channel featuring videos from this adventure.  

Born to be Blue

    Now available at CDBaby and iTunes       Montreal jazz vocalist Jeannette Lambert’s 9th recording as a leader, Born to be Blue features her longtime collaborators, her brother guitarist Reg Schwager, her husband drummer Michel Lambert and bassist Neil Swainson. The recording features a return to the jazz standards Jeannette and Reg […]

Jeannette Lambert performed with Reg Schwager, Michel Lambert, Ron Seguin and David Restivo at the Jazz Bistro in Toronto, July 25, 25, 27, 2013. Video here.