2018 / Quint’Up / Mario Canonge and Michel Zenino
The album Quint’Up is the logical extension of the piano / double bass duets that Mario Canonge and Michel Zenino have had the pleasure of playing every week in residence at Le Baiser Salé for over ten years now. Quint’Up’s nine tracks immerse themselves in the hard-bop spirit of the 50s and 60s, soak up the Caribbean warmth, vary moods and always leave room for improvisations. The result is a refreshing jazz, anchored in tradition, with modernism energized by the talent of its young performers.
2011 / Mitan
For Mario, « mitan » is a turning point! And for this new adventure he chose a Caribbean team, with Felipe Cabrera from Cuba, on double bass and Obed Calvaire from Haiti, on drums. Ever since « Rhizome » Mario has been searching the perfect alchemy between Jazz and Caribbean music, more traditional and often lighter. And the result of his quest is a success! « mitan » is without a doubt a real Jazz and Caribbean CD. Both styles beautifully evolving side by side.
2009 / Rhizome Tour
After the success of « Rhizome », Mario Canonge takes Linley Marthe (b) and Chander Sardjoe (dms) on the road for a series of concerts around the world. Several of those performances were recorded, giving life to an outstanding album where the « three partners in crime » freely evolve. A real moment of joy!
2004 / Rhizome
Mario Canonge took a long time to get ready for this album which stands out with the previous ones while remaining deeply Caribbean. Recorded in New York for the most part, « Rhizome » subtly shifts toward Jazz and welcomes several prestigious artists: Roy Hargrove, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Richard Bona, Antonio Sanchez…