Cabale

Cabale is a contemporary jazz quintet founded in 2014 by pianist and composer Alex McNally, and drummer and percussionnist Andrew Beaudoin, while they still were jazz students at the University of Montreal.

The composer is markedly inspired by the video game soundtracks that inhabited his childhood,  imparting a playful and vibrant tone to his music. In his compositions, he combines this singular inspiration with his immutable love for the music of current jazz pianists such as Tigran Hamasyan and Neil Cowley.

It's under the mentorship of JUNO nominated pianist John Roney that Cabale released its first album, Nomade, an intense and colored first entry for the band on Montreal's jazz scene. In the winter of 2018, the ensemble released their first videoclip, Brise-Glace, in which they experimented with an uncommon instrument: a Nintendo controller.

From then on, Cabale has been set on delving into the hybridization between live music performance and video games. This has never been as true as it is for their current work in progress, Aéro, a "choose your own adventure" type of performance.




Anne-Sophie Doré Coulombe | Vocals, Percussions and Controller;
Arnaud Allary | Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Tenor Saxophone;
Alex McNally | Piano and Composition;
Vincent Yelle | Double-Bass and Electric Bass;
Andrew Beaudoin | Drums and Programming​

 

The album is available on →­­­

Shows
 

2018
Baril Roulant @ Val David    ...........................................................................  18 feb.

Sala RossaSingle Release @ Montréal   .........................................................    7 feb.
Café Résonance - Jam Host @ Montréal   ......................................................    1 feb.

The Rainbow @ Ottawa   ..............................................................................  23 jan.

 

2017
Divan Orange @ Montréal   .......................................................................... 20 nov.
EToH Brasserie @ Montréal   ........................................................................   07 jul.
Fou Bar
@ Québec  ......................................................................................  27 jun.
Divan Orange @ Montréal   ..........................................................................  23 jun.
Zénob
@ Trois-Rivières   ..................................................................................  02 jun.
Café Résonance @ Montréal   .......................................................................  28 apr.

L'Escalier @ Montréal   ..................................................................................  12 feb.
Baril Roulant @ Val David    ...........................................................................  05 feb.
 

2016

Drinkerie Ste-Cunégonde @ Montréal  ......................................................  18 dec.
O Patro Vys - Lancement de Nomade @ Montréal  ........................................  04 may.

Fou Bar @ Québec  .....................................................................................   19 apr.
La Passe @ Montréal  ...................................................................................  25 mar.

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L'Inspecteur Épingle @ Montréal  ........................................................  4 nov. 2015
Dièse Onze @ Montréal  ....................................................................... 11 feb. 2014

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Cabale.band@gmail.com

Montréal, QC, Canada