The album explores harmonic progressions, transgresses rhythmic solutions, mixes melodic references and finally inventes a band brass directory where Jazz, Ethic and contemporary music coexist.


An experience of contemporary, ludic and popular jazz.

This music is completely strange of any mechanical process. It is far away to be an revisionist imitation or a revivalist temptation of the rich Jazz’s history. It’s moving foward with a special sense of actuality and conviction.

« Circus » presents a music that is sometimes really constructed, in other times really random, music that holds in every measures, accords and intervals, the tragic North humor and the warmly south smile. A childhood nostalgic feeling and a irrepressible curiosity for the futur. OFF7 made a circus sound and you are now invited to listen to this sort of « unlimited experimental music laboratory ».

1. Circus (François Forestier) 4’05
2. P’tit ballon (Jean-Luc Peilhon) 4’32
3. L’Opéra de Quatre Sourds (Rémo Gary ) 1’01
4. Cohabitation (Jean-Luc Peilhon) 5’16
5. Sergueï Fanfaroff (Marc Wolff) 4’41
6. De l’Echo sur le Plateau (Jean-Pierre Caporossi) 5’37
7. Cel 4 (Jean Andréo) 4’52
8. Séca Lasda (Jean-Luc Peilhon) 0’21
9. Berg (François Forestier) 4’49
10. Tubatub (François Forestier) 2’00
11. Les 7 Pêches Capitales intro. (Rémo Gary) 1’49
12. Les 7 Pêches Capitales (Jean-Pierre Caporossi) 0’15
13. Detrois (François Forestier) 4’02
14. Sygmud (François Forestier) 11’21
15. Via là-bas (Michel Sanlaville) 5’15
16. I.V.F. (Jean-Pierre Caporossi) 1’02

Jean-Pierre Caporossi (Piano, melodica)
Michel Sanlaville (Double bass)
Marc Wolff (Drums)
Jean-Luc Peilhon (Clarinet, harmonica)
Jean Andréo (Saxophon, clarinet)
François Forestier (Guitars, tuba)
Jean-François Baëz (Accordeon)

Recorded by Didier Boyat | Studio AGLCR except 14, 15 and 16 by Pascal Cacouault and mixed by Didier Boyat
Mastered by Huby Sea
Photos by Nathalie Baudry
Design by L’Envers du Décor

Production : Juste Une Trace
Release date : 23-03-1998