Contraction was a Québécois symphonic/jazz/folk band that released a self-titled album on Columbia in 1972, followed by La Bourse ou la Vie on Deram in 1974. Members: Robert Lachapelle (piano, organ, synthesizer), Yves Laferrière (bass), Richard Perrotte (drums, 1973-76), Christiane Robichaud (vocals), Robert Stanley (guitar), Christian St-Roch (drums, 1971-73) Contraction spawned from the backing band […]

Ville Emard Blues Band

Ville Emard Blues Band were a Québécois jazz-rock/funk big band that self-issued the album Minute! Ville Émard Blues Band s’en vient / Is Coming in 1973, followed by a 1974 live double-album and a 1975 eponymous studio album on self-press Funkébec. The band maintained a revolving-door lineup that included members of Contraction, Harmonium, and Toubabou. […]

Contraction ‎– Contraction (1972)

Contraction is the first of two albums by the namesake Quebecois jazz-rock/art-rock collective, released in 1972 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Chant patriotique” (3:36) A2. “Le chat bruinne” (5:15) A3. “Délire” (3:58) A4. “Trois ou quatre” (5:23) B1. “Ste-Mélanie blues” (3:56) B2. “42 nord” (1:48) B3. “Pixieland” (3:17) B4. “Spleen” (2:49) B5. “Fin du commencement” (1:51) […]