The Le Boeuf Brothers + JACK Quartet celebrate the release of their latest project, imaginist, on New Focus/Panoramic Recordings. Interpreting the works of pianist Pascal Le Boeuf and saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf, the hybridized 9-piece chamber ensemble includes JACK Quartet, one of New York’s premier string quartets devoted to contemporary classical music, as well as a collection of longtime collaborators including Grammy-nominated tenor saxophonist Ben Wendel (Kneebody), alternating bassists Ben Street (John Scofield, Billy Hart) and Martin Nevin (Albert “Tootie” Heath), and alternating drummers Justin Brown (Ambrose Akinmusire, Thundercat) and Peter Kronreif (Thana Alexa). The term “imaginist” refers to the early 20th century Russian poetry movement and the album is structured to unfold like a book – complete with a prologue and epilogue.
“Both words and music have the power to create a captivating emotional landscape or story into which the listener can escape. This project is meant to engage the imagination by creating a multi-layered poetic world that can be explored anew with each retelling.”
-Remy Le Boeuf