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best of 2015

Bernard Vitet

La Guepe (Lp)

Label: Souffle Continu

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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Long time deleted, few copies back in stock. Bernard Vitet was a key figure in the French free jazz and improv scene of the early '70s. This mythical avant-jazz LP, originally released in 1972, is the result of a truly magical session he put together in December '71. Not just free jazz from the '70s, the music has some 20th-century elements that recall some of the most memorable albums on the Italian label Cramps Records. This first-ever officially-licensed vinyl reissue is the fifth in Souffle Continu's series reissues of Futura reissues, fully licensed by Futura founder Gérard Terronès. These are sounds beyond compare – not just free jazz from the start of the 70s, but music that goes way beyond any simple expectations or classifications we might have! The session was put together by inventive French jazzman Bernard Vitet – executed with a very wide range of sounds that come from the soprano and baritone sax of Jouk Minor, piano of Francois Tusques, bass and piano of Robert Guerin, tape recorders of Dominique Dalmasso, voice of Francoise Achard, trumpet of Jean-Paul Rondepierre, and vibes, percussion, and alto of Jean Guerin.Presented in a 350-gram reverse-printed sleeve with obi strip. Limited to 500 copies.

Cat. number: FFL 010LP
Year: 2019

Recorded In Paris, December 71

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