Client: Antoine Fafard
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Format: CD, digital, stream
Catalogue numbers: TM20161A, TM20161B
Barcodes: 600736547413, 600736547420
Label: Timeless Momentum
52:01 (digipak & digital)
64:20 (limited edition)
Produced by Antoine Fafard ©2016
Mixed and Mastered by Davide Sgualdini at Studio LaMorte (Cagliari, Italy)
More information and store available here: www.antoinefafard.com
Antoine Fafard’s fourth album Sphère released in September 2016
London, UK: Sphère is bass player and composer Antoine Fafard’s fourth album, featuring Gary Husband on drums, lead synth and piano, and Jerry De Villiers Jr on lead guitar. The album follows Ad Perpetuum, a collection that was well received by fans and critics on its release in 2014, described by DownBeat Magazine as “a powerful example of jazz-fusion at its hardest.”
Canadian-born and UK-based Antoine has been releasing original instrumental music for more than 15 years. He actualises his musical vision with harmonic and melodic elements that are mostly
composed on the classical and electric guitar, while special attention is always given to the rhythm.
Antoine’s first three albums feature world-class musicians including Vinnie Colaiuta, Jerry Goodman, Scott Henderson and Dave Weckl, who all bring their unique qualities to compositions aimed at audiences seeking instrumental music that emphasizes improvisation and innovation.
Sphère collects nine new original pieces featuring a blend of foot-tapping grooves, original chord progressions and creative soundscapes. The music offers plenty of space for De Villiers Jr to shine with his rich and warm guitar tone and highly melodic approach. The album also gives a platform for virtuoso multi instrumentalist Husband to display his intensity and musicality in his highly creative approach to both drums and keyboards.
Fafard gives his signature to all the music, with De Villiers Jr as co-composer on three tracks, and provides the bass frequencies and occasional solos on the electric bass.
Released via the recently-created Timeless Momentum label, Sphère is available on CD, as download and on stream. The album can also be purchased as a limited-edition CD, which includes three exclusive bonus tracks and an extensive booklet, available only at antoinefafard.com.
02. Renaissance Man
03. Facta Non Verba
04. Fur & Axes – Part II
05. Still Invictus
08. Celestial Roots
09. Bubonic Groove
10. Right on Time
11. Mechanical Inspiration
Facta Non Verba
Making Of Playlist
Music Videos Playlist
Jazz-Fusion Composer, Bass & Guitar player
Any musician will tell you – the mixing process is a crucial part in music production. Davide Sgualdini is a master of the sonic world and can make a huge difference to any project, whichever the musical style is. He continuously dedicates careful attention to the music he works on in order to elevate it to its highest potential. Since I began to work with Davide, my music has never sounded better. I can confidently say that there are two periods in my musical life before and after Studio LaMorte!
Keyboardist, Drummer & Composer (John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension / Allan Holdsworth / Independent)
The day Antoine Fafard discovered Davide Sgualdini and introduced his work to me was a revelation. What a day of joy that was. Like Ken Scott did for the Mahavishnu Orchestra album “Birds Of Fire”, the approach and sonic vision he brought to the mixing of my drum kit (on the album “Sphere” by Antoine) was entirely stellar, refreshingly exciting and had a real unique character that was instantly, MAJORLY arousing to my ears and spirit. I was astounded. At that point he became the new standard for me – an engineer with whom I look forward to working on many projects together. His expertise and relentless, tireless dedication to whatever he’s working on is only the “icing on the cake” element to his vastly superior abilities as an engineer/producer. Davide’ a rare one. And an equally beautiful guy to work with. I cannot endorse his all around excellence highly enough!
Thank you Davide sir!