François Tusques, Carlos Andreu, Ramadolf, Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra – Le Musichien
François Tusques, Carlos Andreu, Ramadolf, Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra – Le Musichien
François Tusques, Carlos Andreu, Ramadolf, Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra – Le Musichien

François Tusques, Carlos Andreu, Ramadolf, Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra – Le Musichien

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Label:    SouffleContinu Records – FFL084LP
Format:     Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Country:    France
Released:    14 Jun 2024
Genre:    Jazz
Style:    Contemporary Jazz

Genuinely one of the most beautiful pieces of music !!!!  Repressed, more soon.  (Mint / New)

This record is pure joy. Listening now with the windows open and the sun streaming in is the perfect medicine. It’s an unlikely thing - a twenty minute avant jazz record that’s also an incredible life affirming pop song. A brilliant reimagining of free jazz as a communal dance in a dusty sun struck public square. It’s propelled by a hypnotic looping piano figure from Tusques himself that runs right through, keeping the whole thing together, a alternative Mediterranean version of Kraftwerk’s chilly  Europe Endless concept, reminding me of those Chene Noir records or the best bits of Magma. Horns and bird calls come and go, percussion booms and rattles, and then the soaring whooping voice of  Carlos Andreu comes in and the record takes off. Again, we could be in Christian Vander territory in terms of startlingly ecstatic vocalese, but there are also hints of Antoine Tome or Henri Texier. Sheer loveliness. The original is a total grail so this is the very definition of a public service reissue.”

Tracklist
A        Le Musichien (Conte Afro-Catalan)
B        Les Amis D'Afrique