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 […]

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  

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      

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 […]

Journal des Episodes, a new cd by Michel Lambert with 92 musical journal entries, featuring Alexandre Grogg and Guillaume Bouchard, is now available at CDBaby and iTunes Reviews Monsieur Délire, Free Jazz Blog, Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music, Tom Hull, Culture Jazz, Free Form, Free Jazz, Citizen Jazz, The Whole Note

Reg Schwager’s Trio Improvisations with Michel Lambert, Misha Mengelberg, Kenny Wheeler and Michael Stuart Available from CDBaby and iTunes Reviews Tom Hull, The Whole Note, Culture Jazz

  Available at CDbaby and iTunes Nominated for the Prix Opus!         Reviews All About Jazz Free Jazz

Effugit

New release, Effugit, by the Maïkotron Unit, featuring more maïkotrons and other surprises! Maïkotron Unit, videos Cdbaby, iTunes Review: Monsieur Délire

Available now at CDbaby and iTunes Reviews Whole Note