Saturday, July 12, 2014

Various - Mobilisation Générale : Protest And Spirit Jazz From France

Year : 2013
Label : Bornbad records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Modal, Free Improvisations, Avant-Garde

Music from the revolutionaries inspired by the Beat Generation & the Counterculture featuring Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Brigitte Fontaine, Full Moon Ensemble, Michel Roques, François Tusques Le Collectif Du Temps Des Cerises. Great Spiritual Jazz associated to poetry, spoken words & african/arabic rhythms, performed by several French underground artists in the Paris '70 which polarized african culture & the protest spirit during this decade : the whole of a generation politically committed & anti-militarist influenced by the Free Jazz movement with for main inspirations John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler or Pharoah Sanders. All tracks are selected by JB Born Bad Julien Achard Digger's digest, released for the french label, Born Bad Records.

Titles include :

  • Je Suis Un Sauvage (1970) performed by the french/togolese poet, Alfred Panou who is accompanied by the lengendary Free Jazz group, Art Ensemble Of Chicago.
  • C’est Normal (1970) performed by the unconvantionnal singer Brigitte Fontaine and his husband. Brigitte Fontaine also played with Art Ensemble Of Chicago for her Comme A la Radio album released in 1969.
  • De l’Orient A L’Orion is a rare 45 RPM from popular tunisian singer Kamel Raouf Nagati, remains apart in his discography, the tune was probably influenced by the John coltrane play.
  • Nous Allons Vous Conter… (1973) of François Tusques, among first Free Jazz performer in France during the sixties who has played some featurings with Don Cherry, Aldo Romano, Michel Portal, Jean-François Jenny clarke or Colette Magny
  • Samba Miaou (1971) performed by the Full Moon Ensemble, best known as the group of Archie Shepp during the live performance at Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival, 18 july 1970
  • Le Cri (1972) by Michel Roques, a saxophonist & multi-instrumentist who played with some american jazz giants as Bud Powell, Johnny Griffin or Dexter Gordon.

Alfred Panou & Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Je Suis Un Sauvage
Brigitte Fontaine & Areski Belkacem - C'est Normal
Atarpop 73 & Le Collectif Le Temps Des Cerises - Attention... L'Armée
RK Nagati - De L'Orient A L'Orion
Frédéric Rufin & Raphaël Lecomte - Les Eléphants
François Tusques - Nous Allons Vous Conter... (Intercommunal Blues)
Mahjun - Nous Ouvrirons Les Casernes
Full Moon Ensemble - Samba Miaou
Baroque Jazz Trio - Orientasie
Michel Roques - Le Cri
Chêne Noir - Hey
Beatrice Arnac - Athée Ou A Te

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