Jean-Francois Groulx: Groove

Winner of the 1995 Prix de Jazz du Maurier at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, pianist-composer-vocalist Jean-Francois Groulx leads a pleasing eight-tune trio session, interpreting fresh originals with tasteful drummer Pierre Tanguay and expansive acoustic bassist Norman Lachapelle. Groulx’s variegated musical background as guitarist, bassist and drummer in the pop and Latin arenas contributes appreciably to sweeten and spark this diverse outing. His mastery of delicate ballads and ebullient uptempo tunes position him firmly in the tradition of Canada’s best pianists.