The album features nine titles that tacitly fuse traditional jazz, rock, funk, touches of African influences and South American music. To achieve this, Alain Caron surrounded himself with renowned musicians from all over the world yielding a meld of styles that is remarkable and refreshing. Guitarists Pierre Côté (Canada), Jean-Marie Ecay (France) and the legendary guitarist Frank Gambale (Australia and U.S.). Pianists John Roney (Canada), Otmaro Ruiz (Venezuela–USA) and Tony Raymond (France). Violinist Christophe Raymond (France) and drummer Damien Schmitt (France–USA), a young prodigy who will astound you.
The album title Septentrion was chosen to highlight Alain's Nordic roots and punctuate the fact that this is his seventh studio album to date. Septentrion was released in stores across Canada, August 31, 2010.
Alain Caron has built a solid international reputation well beyond our borders. His career quickly took off in the early eighties when he along with fellow members founded the mega fusion group UZEB who went on to record ten albums with international sales topping five times platinum. The group gave their farewell concert in 1991 in front of 90,000 fans at the Montreal Jazz Festival. Alain Caron today continues to travel the world, continent by continent performing with such colleagues as Mike Stern, Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Frank Gambale, Biréli Lagrène, Didier Lockwood, Tiger Okoshi, Alex Acuna, Don Alias and Gino Vanelli…Also giving Master Class clinics in over 30 countries to date. Education and giving back is very important to Alain. In 2010, in Alain's native Rivière-du-Loup announced that it would be building a music school for $3.7 million and naming it École de musique Alain-Caron.
Recipient of numerous acknowledgements and awards such as; ten Félix awards, a Gemini Award and the Oscar Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award. Alain Caron has also been voted "Best electric bass player" by Canadian magazine The Jazz Report for 8 years in a row.
For more information, visit Alain's new website at www.alaincaron.com
Fernando Lamadrid: Bajo Rubén García: Teclados Rodrigo "El niño" Diaz: Bateria Enrique Rodriguez "Enriquito": Trompeta Roberto Lorenzo Elekes: Trombon
Markbass artist Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian) playing through his Little Mark Tube 800s and Standard 104HFs.
Alberto Rigoni plays "Doctor Who", one of the songs from his latest album BASSORAMA (http://albertorigoni.bandcamp.com) through his Little Mark Tube head.
Markbass top-artist Michael League from Snarky Puppy talks of his story and career, his first encounter with Markbass etc. during his visit at our factory.
Video shooting/editing by Alessandro Petrini www.alessandropetrini.com
Markbass top-artist Richard Bona talks about his Ninja signature rig.
Markbass artist Romain Labaye is about to embark on Asia, India and Europe tour with the great Scott Henderson, feat. Archibald Ligonnière on drums.
Marco Panascia, a proud Markbass endorser since the year 2005, has recently re-released his debut album "Bass Duo Live", featuring the great fellow bassist Dario Deidda, on the Bandcamp digital platform.
Markbass top-artist Hadrien Feraud will be doing an intimate clinic at Bird's Basement in Melbourne on the 12th October at 4pm.
Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the progressive rock band TwinSpirits, Lady & THE BASS and co-producer of the Vivaldi Metal Project.
We're happy to sponsor the 2016 edition of the Dresdner Drum Bass Festival, featuring Markbass top-artist Michael League with Snarky Puppy's drummer Larnell Lewis.
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Markbass top-artist MICHAEL LEAGUE will have a free clinic-masterclass at Markbass factory in San Giovanni Teatino (CH), Italy.
For who will be not able to attend LIVESTREAM of the lesson on Markbass fb page www.facebook.com/markbassamps
JameSession is a new and unique event hall, rehearsal rooms, top audio-video recording facility in Naples.
We are happy to welcome top México bassist Pepe Hernandez into our artist family.
Here a shot of Nick Sinclair with one of the three Markbass rigs he used for the blind auditions, mentoring sessions, recording and live battles during this year’s season of The Voice Australia.
We are proud to support the "Bass en Vivo Perù", that will be held in Lima on August 7th, 2016.
Sunday, July 17, Markbass artist CMgroovy will have a clinic at Parsons Music Hall in Hong Kong.
18 Years old, Mohini Dey is known as one of the rising stars inside the young bassist community and she has been described as prodigy by many acclaimed musicians like Alain Caron, Richard Bona, Quincy Jones...
I purchased my first Markbass amp 19 years ago, when it was still branded Parsek; My rig was gigantic, a 4x10” cab, a 1x15” cab ad separate preamp and power amp. Since then I’ve followed all Markbass evolution.
We are happy and proud of Giovanni for this prestigious collaboration with the great Jeff Beck for his new album that will be released on July, 15. Of course he has recorded everything with Markbass amps and we look forward to hear the great sounds and playing of his bass lines!
Check out all the Markbass and DV Mark exciting products for 2016!!!
Gigi De Rienzo, bass player and producer from Naples (Italy), is active on the Italian music scene since '70.
Jerry Montano Bassist/Songwriter from Los Angeles, California based DEATH DIVISION is a true American bad ass!
We're proud to support, together with our friends at F Bass, the 2nd annual 'Ultimate Bass Camp' featuring Markbass top-artists Alain Caron and Hadrien Feraud!
Deemed a virtuoso by Rolling Stone and Bass Guitar magazines, Mexico native Alonso Arreola is well-known in his homeland as a world class bassist, instructor and music journalist.
On Thursday, June 9 2016 Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin will have a clinic-masterclass at Markbass factory in San Giovanni Teatino (CH), Italy.
We are happy and proud to announce that all performers and the show band on The Voice Australia 2016 are using Markbass amplification exclusively!
Chilean bassist Mauricio Nader joined the Markbass artist family.
He was just nominated for the final round of the Pulsar Prize in "performer of the year" category for his instrumental album "Solo Pieces for Electric Bass".
Congrats and welcome to Mauricio from everyone at Markbass!!!
As always Markbass supports talented players around the world! Welcome on board Ana!
In less than one year its has quickly become popular in Chinese bassists community thanks to its excellent quality, getting approval by everyone!
LBGS 16 will be held on March 12 & 13 at the Olympia London, make sure you come to see Markbass at Stand D5.
A great new instructional book/CD in Italian for learning shred technique on the bass guitar!
Markbass artists Pierluigi Balducci and Vincenzo "Viz" Maurogiovanni release their new album 'CINEMA, vol. 1', dedicated to the most influent movie soundtracks.
We are proud to sponsor the PLAY Warped Tour contest presented by our friends at Ernie Ball!
Here we are guys! Marco said "I WANT YOU" for Markbass 15th Anniversary and you showed us your enthusiasm for his call! Thank you so much!
Edu Falaschi is about to start his new tour in Italy on February 2016, band line-up feat. Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza on bass, David Folchitto on drums, Mysteria on keyboards and Michele Vioni on guitar.