KARL - LIFE IN LITTLE BITS

LCDK is avant-garde music, a mix of noise rock and written scores, influenced by Oxbow, Primus and then sliding towards Tom Waits..

The trio, which also goes under the name “Les Comptes de Korsakoff”, depicts a somber universe, violent, and enchanting: that of a chaotic Karl… …the story of a man suffering from a neurological disorder caused by the abuse of alcohol and malnutrition.

Karl can’t remember his past any longer so he starts accepting as true things that never happened.

RED QUARTET

Metal music isn’t far away, neither is the Cure… but it’s Jazz !
but fans of Steve Coleman and Aka Moon will be happy too. It’s a jazz album for it shows craftsmanship and daring…Music in movement.

The Matthieu Rosso red Quartet is also very rock. Tracks styled after pop, shift between hammered polyrhythm and electronic shrapnel.

The album takes us along into a sonic landscape of great richness and diversity. The compositions release sensitivities that are melodic and rhythmic in a style resolutely modern, intense and Jazz.

BATTLE ROYAL

New York, July 6th 1961 : Duke Ellington and Count Basie, who had mutual admiration for each other, record together for the first time. The two orchestras, at the top of their art, work together on their personal repertoires and give birth to a Columbia record now legendary: “First Time”.

Vienne, July 5th 2011 : 50 years later, the festival “Jazz à Vienne” invited today’s best ambassadors of those two creators to recreate “First Time” and prolong the encounter and the pleasure. The LAURENT MIGNARD Duke Orchestra (Ellington) and The MICHEL PASTRE Big Band (Basie) recapture those two great men’s art in front of 5,000 spectators cooked to a boil. An exceptional night for which the only winner was SWING!

ELLINGTON FRENCH TOUCH

The Laurent Mignard Duke Orchestra clearly demonstrates France’s influence on Ellington.

24 tracks, of which 15 were previously unreleased including 2 in the Goutelas suite, 3 from the “Paris Blues” soundtrack which were edited out at the time, and the entire show from “Turcaret” at the Jean Vilar Theater.

This album has been given overwhelming support by the press and the public as well. The live recording in concert gives witness to the audience’s fervor for not only the substance but the spirit of the evening.

PEACEMAKER

Imagination takes a long road through faraway lands, surging Rock and the horizons of Modern Jazz for which the thread linking it all together is the improvisation and spontaneity of young musicians already fully mature. It’s an invitation to discover Jazz in new ways.

A surprising world of sound, intuitive, dynamic and influenced from many directions: Jimmy Hendrix, Radiohead, King Crimson, Sonic Youth, Dave Holland, Alas No Axis, Esbjörn Svesson as well as Mark Turner and Air.

GOOD NEWS

Passionate about Debussy, Ravel, Dutilleux, as well as Takemitsu, and guided by David Angel, he has never stopped searching for a balance between serenity and surprise over and above the traditional tonal rules of sound.

In Good News, the composer – pocket trumpet player gives us a veritable manifesto to believe in the future while reinventing it.

In short a superb jazz album that opens the door to many influences. Good News gets us out our ruts with the groove of positive values.

MÊME PAS FOUTUS D'ÊTRE HEUREUX

A double masterful album!

What sings Rémo Gary is always ample, powerful, deep, loaded.

In the 1st volume, he offers us incisive original texts for a wrongly artless vision of our world.

In the second volume, Rémo Gary interprets its back Grandfather of thought: Jean Richepin.

OBLIVIOUS

Music inspired by jazz but combined with electric sounds, electro and noise.The writing is at times melodic, sometimes dissonant, with large swaths of improvisation inherited from jazz and free jazz living alongside experimental sounds borrowed from contemporary classical music.

Following in the steps of Steve Coleman influenced by Radiohead and steeped in the energy of Sonic Youth, OBLIVIOUS, wholly composed by Alexandre Herer, is an album filled with spontaneity and freshness.

ALTER TROPICUS

This album is inspired by the reading of “Tristes Tropiques” by Claude Levi Strauss.

In “Alter Tropicus” jazz and world come crashing together: incredible music, accessible and inventive.

«Colorful Jazz influence by an array of sources» – Radio Nova

«This quartet succeeds where Wynton Marsalis wanted to go: give new life to tradition while freely recreating it» – Télérama

ELECTRIC TAXI LAND

OZMA’s Jazz rimes with openness and energy!

Heirs of the liberty of rock, the rigor of swing, without forgetting a good dose of groove and the spirit of a group. Timeless flight, wild riffs, “Electric Taxi Land” is swarming with influences.

Modern fusion that doesn’t betray Frank Zappa nor George Clinton, one could imagine that Julien Lourau and Steve Coleman would be fond of it too… Dave Holland playing with a quintet!

1968-2008... N'EFFACEZ PAS NOS TRACES

” 1968-2008…N’effacez pas nos traces ! ” finds its unity and coherence in themes which have inspired Dominique Grange throughout her 40 year career: social struggles, racism, misery, inequalities, exile, prison, emancipation of peoples, revolutionary utopias…

Her songs are right in line with the historic expression of the protest song. In the lineup: 9 new songs, Remo Gary and Allain Leprest supply new unpublished lyrics for two songs, 4 re-recorded songs which were written just after the May 68 demonstrations and two songs about the Commune.

DONNEZ MOI LA PHRASE

This album by Francesca Solleville highlights an exemplary career of over a half century. It also confirms the loyalty she maintains for her convictions, her singer-songwriter colleagues, and her artistic integrity.

It also contains a few new songs written by her fellow travelers among them Anne Sylvestre, Gilbert Laffaille, Alain Leprest, Jean Ferrat as well as Rémo Gary.