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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.

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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 ».

TRACKLIST

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

CREDITS

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