Saturated Colour

by Erik Hove Chamber Ensemble

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The Erik Hove Chamber Ensemble is a musical hybrid drawing from jazz, classical and contemporary compositional traditions. The 10-piece ensemble consists of a hotshot jazz rhythm section and a small contemporary chamber ensemble, and prominently features the leader's alto saxophone playing, as well as that of flautist Anna Webber, violinist Josh Zubot, and trumpeter Andy King.

The project seeks to explore a synthesis of contemporary compositional concepts with current ideas from jazz and improvised music, and attempts to combine the disparate elements so as to form a cohesive whole. Of particular interest are the spectral techniques used by composers like Gerard Grisey and Tristan Murail, but also others like Lachemann, Sciarrino, Furrer, and Ligeti. These ideas are combined with novel contemporary jazz reminiscent of players like Steve Lehman, Henry Threadgill and Steve Coleman.


released October 5, 2014

Erik Hove - alto sax, flute, clarinet
Anna Webber - flute
Brad Powell - clarinet
Krisjana Thorsteinson - oboe
Andy King - trumpet
Josh Zubot - violin
Thomas Quail - viola
Jane Chan - cello
Remi-Jean Leblanc - bass
Evan Tighe - drums

Recorded at Studio Victor, June 21 & 22, 2014
Engineered by Francois-Charles Legault
Mixed by Paul Johnston
Mastered by Guy Hebert
Produced by Erik Hove

Recording made possible by a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts

Dedicated to the memory of Jan Jarczyk


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Erik Hove Montreal, Québec

Erik Hove is an alto saxophonist who plays a wide variety of jazz, improvised, and contemporary music. Born in Vancouver, he has lived in New York and resides in Montreal. He heads various groups, including the award-winning turntable-jazz band Soundclash. He plays with many other artists, including the Juno-winning Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra and Anna Webber's Montreal People. ... more

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