¬ Luc Fortin has been a guitarist for more than 35 years. Graced with an authentic talent for improvisation and served by remarkable finger dexterity, he can weave astounding flights of fancy one after the other...
¬ The trade-mark of Richard Léveillé is a unique guitar style. He developed his musical arrangement technique while playing with a number of multi-ethnical in full-scale musical events.
¬ Born in Romania and now residing in Montreal, world acclaimed Marin Nasturica learned to play the accordion by the age of 4. At the age of 19, he had already started a fantastic touring career around the world. His rich inspiration
¬ Michel Donato was born in Montreal into a family drenched in musical tradition. One of Canada's most famous jazz bass player, Michel Donato has been sideman for legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Jacques Brel or Charles Aznavour.
¬ Escale, or "port of call" in French, is the new .world jazz. album from the quartet comprised of accordionist Marin Nasturica, bassist Michel Donato, and guitarists Luc Fortin and Richard Léveillé. After sailing the world's seven musical seas for two years, the group has safely reached their port of call and dropped anchor to present a new cargo of 14 compositions brought back from their travels. North, South, East, and West, the waters meld and the lapping of their waves creates a sound that is rich, unbounded, universal and timeless.