[IN IMAGES] Louis-Jean Cormier at the FEQ: the strength of the collective

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Louis-Jean Cormier performing, that's good. Louis-Jean Cormier performing with ten musicians and singers is even better.

Headlining a Quebec map raised at the Parc de la Francophonie on Wednesday, Louis-Jean Cormier made good use of the strike force of this collective, led masterfully on the keyboards by his long-time accomplice François Lafontaine, to give new colors to the songs of his recent albums When the night falls and The sky is on the floor.

He even had the luxury of having Marie-Pierre Arthur and Erika Angell on backing vocals. Just that.

At the opening, the slow and hypnotic jazz introduction of Le large, which immediately highlighted a section of four brass instruments, served as a warning: Louis-Jean Cormier was not going stick to the original arrangements of the sixteen titles on the program. Nothing was totally distorted, but we were going on an adventure. 

For the occasional amateur, it could be destabilizing. Moreover, the more the evening progressed, the more the floor lost people. On the other hand, for music lovers and Cormier buffs since the Karkwa era, it was a delight. 

Everything falls into place and The sky is down,for example, have benefited greatly from these scenic remodelings, the first stretching out at length in a hypnotizing instrumental segment.

By his own admission, Louis-Jean Cormier had his emotions on edge. At the piano and with a thought for his deceased father, Louis-Jean Cormier had his soul raw singing Croire en rien, which served as a springboard for a very beautiful L'ironie du fate, capsizing crescendo on the mourning whose emotional power was increased tenfold by the union of the living forces of the troop. 

Until the very end, the teamwork paid off, especially on Je me moi, embellished with dashing funk arrangements, and a furiously rocking St-Michel. >

Lou-Adriane Cassidy: exuberant rocker

Lou-Adriane Cassidy remains a too well-kept secret on the local music scene. Faced with an early evening crowd that was slow to be convinced, the young artist from Quebec, who was playing “a twenty-minute walk from [her] sweet home”, gave an exuberant and joyful demonstration of rock and roll.  

She quickly announced her colors by offering energetic versions of I've arrived and I still hope that somewhere the wait is over. stop, two tracks from his most recent album, Lou-Adriane Cassidy says to you: Good evening.

At Lou-Adriane Cassidy, rock at its most visceral prevails over pop. Evidence, the exhibit What remains, who flew into an intense psychedelic trance. While Cassidy, on her knees, bobbed her head in all directions, guitarists Raphaël Laliberté-Desagnés and Alexandre Martel played like possessed. 

We also had in front of us an artist freed from all inhibitions, playing the card of sensuality to the point of undressing to offer in underwear the explicit Between your legs and Listen.

The next step will be to rally the masses. This rough diamond has the tools it needs to achieve it. 

Vincent Vallières: intergenerational

At the heart of this Quebec map, which had took flight with inspired and inspiring performances by Laura Niquay and Laurence-Anne, FEQ audiences were able to reconnect with one of their long-time favourites, Vincent Vallières. 

After the electric shock of Lou-Adriane Cassidy, Vallières opted for a mind-blowing introduction on the wings of The garden is dyingbefore quickly upping the tempo with Together Among Others

Quietly not quickly, rock music regained its privileged place when Vallières and his troupe embarked on a sturdy Okay let's go. Without wasting a second, they continued with Nobody, during which we saw several kids, all under the age of ten, savoring the moment, arms in the air on the shoulders of their parents. 

As if he wasn't already well enough accompanied by his five musicians, the surprise visit of Louis-Jean Cormier gave an enjoyable Time flies before the now unmissable luminous communion of We're going to love each other again.