Saturday, May 26, 2012
He devoted himself to Library Music during the eighties and the nineties and made quite a lot of tracks for Koka Media and Kosinus, one of them named Cafeteria was even used in Fight Club.
So, here is for the short biography, but what about the music..?
Well, this cheesy sooo late seventies cover perfectly illustrates what's inside and what's inside can stay inside, forever confined in its white paper bag, except for one track that really make it for me. A Funky little gem named Fuligule.
As soon as i heard this Clavinet intro, i knew that Fuligule would be a keeper.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Al Mone and Ions/Bob Christian/Georges Jouvin - Haute tension/Réflexion sur un dentier/Rhythm and Blues for trumpet
1) Always stick to the melody, never ever disgress or improvise.
2) Absolutely no inflection of any note should be allowed. Play as straight as possible. Always keep in mind that you have to show people that you are not some kind of Jazz musician.
3) Play loud, even louder than loud, it will help to compensate the fact that you have absolutely no style.
...But sometimes, one or two tracks are worth a spin. I believe that this is the case here.
I do not know much about Al Mone and Bob Christian, i do know a little bit more about Georges Jouvin but let's resumate it this way. I'm quite sure that he never heard of Tomasz Stanko.
The above record is one of the two Jouvin records worth owning, that's it.
Réflexion sur un dentier
Rhythm and Blues for trumpet
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sonny Silver was a pseudonym for Gérard Hugé, drummer for the french band Les Pingouins and later songwriter and arranger for Stella, Ronnie Bird, Claude Channes or Yeye singer Pussycat, who also was his wife.
It sounds like a Sandy Nelson record from the same period but much more dynamic and raw. I also appreciate the accuracy of the label name, Twist.
If you want to preview the title track...
Midnight in Kenya
Or download the complete record...
Coimplete Midnight in Kenya EP 320kbps
Saturday, May 5, 2012
In 1962, The Twist was everywhere. Here are two of the finest examples taken from french singles, both of them were written by the enigmatic Don Steinway. I once knew who was behind this alias but i completely forgot his name, sorry.
Black Sun Twist was taken from an excellent RCA-Victor LP named Twistez le Madison, a split album by Tom Perkins/Don Steinway and Billy's Sax/Armand Migiani.
Black sun Twist
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Like many others, during the seventies he made Library Music and released two records for the small Mic France label, Variances was the second one.
Inter planétaire music and Des gens d'ailleurs are made of brass and Fuzz guitar over fat Funky rhythms. Both of them stand proudly next to the best recordings of Daniel Janin or Ivan Jullien.
This record was also released by Cam in Italy in 1975.
Armand Migiani is definitely one of my musical heroes.
Inter planétaire music
Des gens d'ailleurs