discography

Discographie

En trois couleurs-ATMA Classique
  • Marie-Joseé Simard
    Vibraphone, marimba, percussions
  • François Bourassa
    Piano
  • Yves Léveillé
    Piano

1- Pantomime 8:23

2- In the first Pantatonic major mode 3:26

3- Jeu-Réflexive 10:00

4- Keiko 2:45

5- Zone indigène 9:35

6- Diapasons 5:15

7- Self Portrait 4:39

8- En trois couleurs 5:56

CHORÉGRAPHIE FND103 EFFENDI RECORDS
  • Yves Léveillé
    piano
  • Roberto Murray
    saxophones soprano, alto et baryton
  • Adrian Vedady
    contrebasse
  • Alain Bastien
    batterie
  • 01 Mille Orchidées 07:42
  • 02 Encodage 04:49
  • 03 Présage 07:47
  • 04 U-Bahn 08:11
  • 05 Récif 06:38
  • 06 Pour ainsi dire 06:14
  • 07 Lune et Loup 06:15
  • 08 Chorégraphie 06:59

Selection 2010 : Sortie Jazz Night (one of the Top 7)
By Christophe Rodriguez

Jazz inventiveness and expressive power needed.
****1/2 out of 5 Christophe Rodriguez ( Journal de Montréal) September 25th, 2010

Choreographer sensitive to the slightest movements of the soul
with a remarkable sense of cohesion and adventure
****Stanley Pean (Journal Voir) October 7th, 2010

This quartet arises already as an inevitable and essential group.
Serge Truffaut (Journal le Devoir) October 16th, 2010

 

Essences des bois FND 131 Effendi records
  • Yves Léveillé
    Piano & composition
  • Roberto Murray
    Saxophone soprano & alto
  • François Richard
    Flute & alto flute
  • Marjorie Tremblay
    Oboe & english Horn
  • Simon Aldrich
    Clarinet & bass clarinet
  • Adrian Vedady
    Double bass
  • Alain Bastien
    Drums
01. Perceptible 06:30
02. Sur la passerelle 08:17
03. Monarque 06:32
04. En marche 08:52
05. Jonglerie 08:16
06. Forêt 08:57
07. Ascendant 06:29
08. Distance 07:06
PIANOS : YVES LÉVEILLÉ & ERI YAMAMOTO FND100 EFFENDI RECORDS
  • Yves Léveillé
    piano
  • ERI YAMAMOTO
    piano
  • 01 Pour ainsi dire 07:16
  • 02 Redwoods 07:15
  • 03 Présage 07:15
  • 04 Montreal dance 03:40
  • 05 Rencontre 04:48
  • 06 Zone indigène 11:15
  • 07 Pantomime 06:09
  • 08 Color 07:43

Finesse, audacity, complementary melodic and serene virtuosity visit these eight tracks signed by one or the other, We have the impression at times to listen to one pianist with four hands and an endless inspiration. Great art. Stanley Pean (Journal Voir )July 27th, 2010

Pour ainsi dire, the song which opens the disc is full of freshness devoid of clichés and redundancy, this theme gives the impression of having been written for a film soundtrack. Alain Londes ( La Scena Musicale) Octobre 2010
 

SOHO FND070 EFFENDI RECORDS
  • Yves Léveillé
    piano
  • Aron Doyle
    Trompette et Bugle
  • Frank Lozano
    Saxophones ténor, soprano et clarinette basse
  • Roberto Murray
    saxophones soprano, alto et baryton
  • Marc Lalonde
    contrebasse
  • Ugo Di Vito
    batterie
  • 01 Érosion 07:33
  • 02 Manifeste 07:29
  • 03 Une nuit sur Soho 07:18
  • 04 New York 10012 07:22
  • 05 Sous le charme 06:34
  • 06 Le ventriloque 07:27
  • 07 Parade 07:39
  • 08 Forage 08:45
  • 09 Gravitation Lunaire 08:30

" Often I feel its heartbeat calling me--I am home there even from afar "
-Yves Léveillé

Montreal pianist and composer Yves Léveillé has emerged as a passionate and intelligent creator of new music. He has made three acclaimed recordings for the Effendi label and his fourth further expands his notions of space and intimacy as it defines a sort of hymn to artistic New York City...
There is an elegance and grace in the writing that combines an orchestral sensibility with the intimacy of a small group. The ensemble writing for the horns is wistfully unobtrusive yet calls to mind a woodwind ensemble. Léveillé has found the perfect format for writing that sits in a tradition yet somehow sounds like something charmingly different.
Donald Elfman ( All about jazz, Mai 07, New York )

 

QUANTIQUE FND038 EFFENDI RECORDS
  • Yves Léveillé
    piano
  • Richard Savoie
    Saxopones ténor & soprano
  • Mathieu Bélanger
    Clarinette & clarinette basse
  • Marc Lalonde
    Contrebasse
  • Ugo Di Vito
    Batterie
  • Jocelyn Veilleux
    Cor français
  • 01 Pantomime 09:58
  • 02 Transcription d’automne 09:56
  • 03 Quantique 08:06
  • 04 Rituel 05:50
  • 05 Brouillard 10:17
  • 06 Escargot 09:10
  • 07 Filiation 07:25
  • 08 Incandescent 08:02

Yves Léveillé - dreaming in Technicolor

Had he evolved in another musical style than jazz, where composition takes a back seat to instrumental skill, Yves Léveillé would be known as arguably one of the most gifted composers of our time.
Dominique Denis (L’Express, Toronto, week of Nov. 4th to the 10th, 2003)

 

ZONE INDIGÈNE FND023 EFFENDI RECORDS
  • Yves Léveillé
    piano
  • Richard Savoie
    Saxopones ténor & soprano
  • Mathieu Bélanger
    Clarinette & clarinette basse
  • Marc Lalonde
    Contrebasse
  • Ugo Di Vito
    Batterie
  • 01 Blues sur écoute 08:20
  • 02 Clair-obscur 08:09
  • 03 Dirigeable 07:41
  • 04 L’Alchimiste 09:09
  • 05 L’Eau du pont de pierre 07:00
  • 06 Dissidence 08:04
  • 07 Le Fjord 07:33
  • 08 Attrape! 05:36
  • 09 Zone Indigène 12:20

A CD with Yves Léveillé’s characteristic elegance, inventiveness, and finesse. Among other things, it gives us the opportunity to hear the warm sax of Richard Savoie and clarinettist Mathieu Bélanger. Michel Bedin (Jazz Hot, France)

SIGNAL COMMUN FND001 EFFENDI RECORDS
  • Yves Léveillé
    piano
  • Frank Lozano
    saxophones & flûte alto/ saxs & flutes
  • Mathieu Bélanger
    clarinette & clarinette basse/ clarinets
  • Jean-François Martel
    contrebasse/bass
  • Sylvain Jalbert
    batterie/drums
  • 01 Ludique Volcanique 08:25
  • 02 Signal Commun 06:52
  • 03 Le Grand Est 06:04
  • 04 Couleur Isabelle 09:14
  • 05 Confidence 06:39
  • 06 Trajectoire 06:59
  • 07 Temple 09:14
  • 08 Envol 06:20

Be aware of the birth of a new quebecker brand. This album marks the beginning of this label, and the quality of it is an optimistic sign. Yves Léveillé and his quintette play original compositions, written by the leader, an alert and intelligent pianist. Add to that the impeccable chemistry of Frank Lozano on saxophone and flute and Mathieu Bélanger on clarinet, and you have an album, Signal Commun, that’s well worth the listen. Clearly jazz happens outside New York. In Montreal for example! Gilles Archambeault (Quebec Audio, Sept./Oct. 1999)