Today Tou.tv released the portrait documentary Brasser une tournée, which follows the instrumental jazz trio Misc as they tour different microbreweries during the summer of 2019. With this project, the band wanted to dispel the myths and reluctance around “Jazz” by performing a series of shows that interact closely with the public.
Directed by Marc-André Laurin and Guillaume Monette, this portrait highlights the risk taken on by the trio as they embark on their unconventional tour. The intention behind this casual yet ambitious project was to bring their music into energetic, cheerful spaces where regular people gather, as well as to highlight local brewers. While putting together this tour, the need to document the process became really evident, and eventually turned into this portrait documentary, explain the musicians.
The images, though they revolve around a series of concerts, convey an intimate portrait of the Montreal ensemble and showcase their 10 years of experience and artistry. The members of the trio offer snippets of their own stories as narration, and explore their desire to democratize jazz as a genre. In the process, they also reveal pianist Jérôme Beaulieu to be a passionate foodie.
Misc will release their fourth album in the upcoming months, and will announce new tour dates as soon as possible. Until then, we can enjoy the trio’s music in this portrait documentary. In this bizarre time of isolation, we hope that Brasser une tournée will give you a taste of the good times that are sure to come, when we can meet again and play new music will all our heart and soul, highlight the musicians.