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First review of the new CD in Scene Magazine (London, Ontario) October 2017

Simon Legault  Quintet

Hypnagogia Polis 


Simon Legault first picked up the guitar at age 16 and won several awards as a high school student playing his original jazz compositions. His third release on Effendi records and his first as a leader of a Quintet, finds Legault working in tandem with Jules Payette (alto sax), Andrew Boudreau (piano), Adrian Vedady (bass) and Louis-Vincent Hamel (drums). Hypnagogia Polis' eight new original compositions hint at several of Legault's influences, including Pat Metheny and John Scofield. This is sophisticated, modern jazz and each of the tunes allows for spirited, oftentimes feverish, improvisation between Legault and his sidemen, most notably, Jules  Payette.

- John Sharpe


New album Hypnagogia Polis (September, 2017)

New CD Hypnagogia Polis on sale now!

New CD Hypnagogia Polis on sale now! (September 8th 2017)

Simon Legault: guitar and compositions

Jules Payette: alto saxophone

Andrew Boudreau: piano

Adrian Vedady: double bass

Louis-Vincent Hamel: drums

CD Launch Concert at Upstairs Montreal, September 24th 2017, 7:30 pm.

Simon Legault: guitar

Jules Payette: alto sax

Andrew Boudreau: piano

Adrian Vedady: double-bass

Louis-Vincent Hamel: drums


Concert lancement le 24 septembre au Upstairs choisit comme: Le Bon Plan Jazz de la Semaine de Coco