Carl Mayotte Releases “Pop de Ville, Vol. 1”
Bassist Carl Mayotte had a big year in 2020, despite the hardships all around the world. He was named Radio-Canada Jazz Revelation 2020-2021 and won the Prix de la Relève LOJIQ of the Festi Jazz International of Rimouski. He also released his debut album, Fantosme.
Now he’s keeping the momentum up with a new album called Pop de Ville, Vol. 1. Raised in Quebec and living in Montreal, Mayotte found his inspiration for the new record in a different city.
“Mixing different musical styles, ‘Pop de Ville, Vol. 1’ is a tribute to City Pop, a Japanese musical genre that fuses jazz fusion with 1980s pop, thus uniquely combining the accessible and the more intellectual sides of music, resulting in a sound in which the groove is limitless and the originality of the compositions surprises,” he writes.
You can hear the influences and some killer playing in this video for “Chasse à l’homme” featuring keyboardist Lalle Larsson:
Pop de Ville, Vol. 1 is available now through Bandcamp.
Pop de Ville, Vol. 1 Track List:
- Chasse à l’homme
- Mike Mercury