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Double Reward for NIGHT BUS !

Gary Brunton is proud to announce the imminent arrival of SECOND TRIP by Night Bus. The new album was recorded at Studio Sextan in December and is currently in the last stage of fabrication. Its release is programmed for April 30th 2021.

The line up remains unchanged with Gary Brunton (Double bass), Bojan Z (Piano) and Simon Goubert (Drums), but expect the unexpected… especially with the collaboration of session producer François Jeanneau.

Good news never comes alone. Just after initiating the production of the second album, Juste une Trace has also been rewarded. The American magazine DownBeat has recently released its selection for best album in 2020 … and the first Night Bus album, is in this selection! The only production to have been made in France by the way!

From an interview with Antoine Martelli (Juste une Trace), Gary Brunton presents SECOND TRIP by Night Bus in 6 three minute episodes, in a very cool format. The video footage has been edited by Mirko Lafrenière.

If you want to know more about SECOND TRIP, please check out these short videos, in any order you like!

Jazz, a pure and renewable energy

It is the 1980’s. Composer and musician Georges Beckerich has some strong memories from his early beginnings in jazz, the learning/apprenticeship of this kind of music which immediately appeared to him as essential, existential.

Georges Beckerich made his first steps in the jazz class of Marseille conservatory directed by Guy Longnon. For us, he remembers his first encounter with him, a surreal one.
“I find myself in a little iron building, with a roof made of corrugated iron, like a prefab, in the middle of the yard. Guy is late. When he arrives and opens the room, I see music instruments, drums, amps, a piano in the center. Under the piano, there is a puddle, and in this puddle, a dead rat with its paws up, on his back. Several of us sit for the entrance audition. When Guy calls me, the glass of my watch exploded … If this is hell I would gladly go there !”.

Georges Beckerich expresses very clearly the reasons of his attraction for jazz and many musicians think like him. Here are his main sources of motivation that we share with the greatest number:

  • – being free to act on all harmonic, rythmic and melodic aspects,
  • – defining some new rules according to the standard “climates”,
  • – listening to other musicians and being listened to by them second after second,
  • – inventing, composing, arranging and having moment of grace where individual impro or collective impro brings us to both an artistic complicity and artistic complementarity that sharpens every sense. Mindfulness.

For Georges Beckerich, Jazz is pure and renewable energy.

Laurent Bonnot Influences

Composer and bass player Laurent Bonnot has no will to attach himself to a particular musical genre. His music is a fresq that presents varied landscapes, free and easy to access, in the Jazz family.

Watercolors and oil paintings follow one another to support an always fine and delicate writing, which he performs freely, with Marc Copland on the piano, Ramon lopez on drums and Gueorgui Kornazov playing the trombone. Without wanting to compare with the great French composers of the early 20th century, Laurent Bonnot qualifies his new album Impressionist.

Les Nymphéas by Claude Monet – le bassin de nénuphars at Giverny – Photo Edith Gaudy

« My influences, I have some, obviously. As for my instrument, there are two bass players who speak to me : Steve Swallow and Carles Benavent.
I admire them a lot, but in terms of my aesthetic, there are only those two. Otherwise, my references are saxophonists (Bob Berg, Chris Potter …) and guitarists (Abercombie, Frisell, Nguyen Lê) .»

Les Nymphéas by Claude Monet – le bassin de nénuphars at Giverny – Photo Edith Gaudy

« I didn’t write SONGS FOR OSCAR with a particular aesthetic in mind, but more in ways of composition. Themes from the end are often palindromes of the theme, there are a lot of key changes, often one per measure. There are also a lot of rythmic equivalence and odd metrics.»

The video Not The Bakerloo Line

Not the Bakerloo Line is a composition by Georges Beckerich from the album TOUPIA.

«The composition was inspired by a stupid bet between two friends to determine which one of the metro where the taxi went faster from A to B…»

The official video for NOT THE BAKERLOO LINE (Georges Beckerich) from the album TOUPIA

Georges Beckerich – Trumpet, sound effects and all other instruments

Alexis Drossos – Tenor saxophone

Philippe Lapeyre – Trombone

Yasuhisa Yamamoto – Drums, Percussions

Video design and direction by Georges Beckerich

“The Bamboo Train” – Battambang – Cambodia 2019

Produced by G.B. for Juste Une Trace

Published by Éditions Amoc

Recorded by G.B. and Yasuhisa Yamamoto

Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Marcoz at Studio Peninsula

Photographs by G.B.

Artwork «TOUPIA» by G.B. and Corinne Garino

℗ 2015-2019 – Georges Beckerich © 2020 – Juste Une Trace – AMOC

The video Dew Drops in My Heart

The official video for DEW DROPS IN MY HEART (Georges Beckerich) from the album TOUPIA

Georges Beckerich – Trumpet, sound effects and all other instruments
Alexis Drossos – Tenor saxophone
Yasuhisa Yamamoto – Percussions

Video design and direction by Georges Beckerich
Produced by G.B. for Juste Une Trace
Published by Éditions Amoc
Recorded by G.B. and Yasuhisa Yamamoto
Mixed and mastered by Jonathan Marcoz
Photographs by G.B.
Artwork «TOUPIA» by G.B. and Corinne Garino

https://youtu.be/R89Wgxegar4

℗ 2015-2019 – Georges Beckerich © 2020 – Juste Une Trace – AMOC

BABYLON LIVE VIDEO

A live video for « BABYLON » (Barry Melton) from the album LIVE AT LA DAME DE CANTON.

It was 1969 at the Woodstock Festival, the voice of Barry “The Fish” Melton filled the air over an excited crowd. At the same time Jay Ryan was in the streets of Chicago in the marching band.

BARRY «THE FISH» MELTON MEETS JAY AND THE COOKS

Barry «The Fish» Melton – Vocals, guitar
Jay Ryan – Vocals, guitar
Stéphane Missri – Guitar, banjo
Paul Susen – Fiddle, mandolin
Marten Ingle – Bass
Danny Montgomery – Drums

Produced by Paul Bessone for Juste Une Trace
Published by Ice Nine Publishing and Seafood Music
Recorded at LA DAME DE CANTON
Mixed by Arnaud Bascuñana
Live video by friend and DDC
Artwork “Live at La Dame de Canton” by Corinne Garino

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