Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano and her signature acoustic quartet return with their latest album Pipe Dream.
The Juno-nominated band’s seventh release includes the new four-part suite “Plague Diaries” and offers up a new chapter in the chamber-jazz quartet’s ongoing evolution. The band’s seamless improvisations and orchestral arrangements reflect a level of maturity that can only be achieved after 18 years as an ensemble.
The quartet features Lina Allemano on trumpet, Brodie West on alto saxophone, Andrew Downing on double bass and Nick Fraser on drums.
Along with collaborating with a long list of international artists, Allemano leads five of her own projects and runs her own record label LUMO Records. The Lina Allemano Four’s latest release Vegetables was nominated for a Juno Award for jazz album of the year (group) in 2022.
Here’s the track listing:
- Banana Canon
- Pipe Dream (on Prokofiev Theme)
- Dragon Fruit
- [Plague Diaries, Part I.] Intro: Longing
- [Plague Diaries, Part I.] Longing
- Plague Diaries, Part II.] Intro: Trying Not to Freak Out
- [Plague Diaries, Part II.] Trying Not to Freak Out
- [Plague Diaries, Part III.] Intro: Hunger and Murder
- [Plague Diaries, Part III.] Hunger and Murder
- [Plague Diaries, Part IV.] Doom and Doomer
The Lina Allemano Four’s Pipe Dream is out May 5, 2023, via LUMO Records.