Category: free jazz

Genius Loci North: new release!

Genius Loci North by Jeannette Lambert Genius Loci North is out now! Here are new songs recorded by pristine mountain lakes and forests here in Quebec, as well as some we recorded here in Montreal in our studio shed in the torrential weather of the summer solstice. I’ve also...

Lone Jack Pine Live + motherhood + intuition

Recently, I was asked about the challenges of working while pregnant. I admitted that some of my best work was created when I was pregnant or had a newborn. It can be such a fertile period in one’s life, I explained while gesturing in big wide circles around my...

Genius Loci East

Genius Loci East by Jeannette Lambert Available now at Bandcamp and streaming sites! Genius Loci East. I have put the final flourishes on the new album for my trio which is named for our latest project, Genius Loci, with the subtitle is East. This is a collaborative creation project...

Michel Lambert’s Ars Transmutatoria in action

Ars Transmutatoria Rouge, the first in a series of albums of music created with Michel’s visual scores, was released October 2, 2020, and is followed by Ars Transmutatoria Bleu. You can find both at Bandcamp. More recordings will be added to the collection later this year. Ars Transmutatoria Rouge...

Meeting Cecil Taylor in the Rockies

Living by intuition means paying attention to the nudges of the universe and also responding actively to those nudges. So when I re-discovered my journal notes from my time at the summer jazz workshop in Banff just as I read a call for papers on Cecil Taylor, I decided...

Genius Loci Mixtape

Genius Loci Mixtape by Jeannette Lambert Genius Loci Mixtape is a collection of songs, the first in a series of several, from recording sessions with talented jazz musicians all over the world. Many are inspired by the genius loci, the spirits of place, in each of these cities. Some...

Jazzgrrl protests: nice for what?

After I first stepped out to sing jazz songs in public at the tender age of twelve, I was greeted with applause and then, a day later, an obscene phone call. I can see that moment so clearly still, the excitement of my parents as they handed me the...