Pochette

Septet Matchi Oul NEW
Terremoto (Futura GER 25) 1971, France

Underrated contemporary free/spiritual jazz album on Futura. This Septet Matchi Oul gathered Jef Sicard (Full Moon Ensemble/ Dharma Quintet), JL & François Mechali (Cohelmec Ensemble), Manuel Villaroel (Dharma Quintet) and Sonny Grey & William Treve from the US. Some beautiful composition like the deep spiritual "Micha". The whole album is brilliant and still underestimated. In strong NM / NM condition. Actual soundclip.

Cover/Vinyl: NM/NM - €220

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Full Moon Ensemble featuring Claude Delcloo NEW
Crowed with Loneliness (Lp + Poster + Original rough version used for the artwork of the inner sleeve) (CBS AKT S 64267) 1970, France

Legendary spiritual avant jazz poetry concept album led by drummer / producer Claude Delcloo. "Crowed with Loneliness", now looked after worldwide, (needless to mention its degree of rarity !) Delcloo has gathered very young and gifted musicians to record this session. Playing some Bob Kaufman's poetry over deep & fierce jazz compositions. Musicians includes Ron Miller on Bass, Martine Tourreil on E-Piano, Jeff Sicard on Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Joseph Déjean on Guitar, Gérard Coppéré on Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute & Sahra on Voices, Percussions and of course Delcloo on Drums. Really really hard to find ! Cover is strong NM, record is strict VG ++ with harlines and 2 or 3 visible marks plays really fine. Heavy pressing on CBS. I got this copy from the sleeve designer, so that's why it includes the Original rough version of the artwork + the beautiful B&W Poster.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX - €950

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Gilson & Malagasy NEW
x5 Lps + 7" Box set (Jazzman - JMANLP 065) 2014, UK

After 2 great compilations/best of of Jef Gilson, Jazzman strikes again with the release of this 33 tracks Anthology of Gilson with Jazz Club de Tananarive. This Box includes the 3 albums released on Palm "Malagasy At Newport-Paris" , "Madagascar Now - Maintenant 'Zao", "Gilson - Malagasy" (Palm / Lumen release) + Two LPs of unheard and previously-unissued Afro-Spiritual jazz and the impossible "Karma / Pemba" 7" Holy Grail. Ultra limited box fully licensed tracks. Super work. Essential. Jump on it.

Cover/Vinyl: SS/SS - €100

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Babs Robert & The Love Planet NEW
s/t (SERIE.WOC) 1971, Belgium

High quality reissue of this ultra rare Belgian spiritual/free jazz from 1970 including the deep "Pro Forma I" (which features on Jazzman's Spiritual Jazz 3) and "Extra-Pol-Action". To rank between your Brussel Art Quintet 7" & your Open Sky Unit album. Liner notes by Marc Moulin. Repress limited to 250 copies so don't sleep.

Cover/Vinyl: SS/SS - €40

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Jef Gilson Big Band NEW
Jazz A Gaveau (3 tracks 10' double sided Pyral acetate) (Pyral - No Label) 1963, France

This unreleased & unheard Live recording of Jef Gilson A Gaveau 10' acetate is definitely more than just another collector record but an important document in the history of French jazz, a true ultimate piece of modern french jazz from 1965. The 10' starts with an uptempo version the now classic modal composition "Je Me Souviens Encore Du Grand Orchestre De Dizzy Gillespie En 1948" while on the B side you will hear a slightly different version of my favorite Gilson tune "Modalité pour mimi" with the great Nathan Davis on Sax, with Lubat, Thollot, Yvan Jullien, Sonny Grey. I didn't identify the 3rd track yet ... Surprisingly this acetate survives the years, with only a few harlines, only a click during 20 s on the 3rd track. Serious jazz collectors don't sleep.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/VG+ - €700

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Chêne Noir NEW
Miss Madonna EP (Studio 35 - BM 65) 1973, France

Ultra rare and now almost impossible to find 1st pressing of the famous spiritual jazz 7" 3 tracks EP recorded Live by La Troupe du Chêne Noire in July 1973. Includes the dark, meditative bulky black mass of "le Chant du Cirque" with piano, sax and haunted voices. Intense and beautiful at the same time, often considered as a prog band, this tune is just brilliant spiritual jazz. The flip side is also superb with "Le Numéro De Miss Madonna" probably one of the best avant / spirit jazz recorded in France. Superb mysterious style artwork cover sleeve much better than the one from the more usual pressing. Fragile paper cover is EX with a small crease on bottom right corner. Record looks NM with no marks, plays with a few light background noises on the intro due to the quality of the pressing. Send your offers.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX - offers

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Jef Gilson Big Band NEW
A Gaveau (SFP) 1965, France

Recorded at the Salle Gaveau concert hall, it features some of the most gifted french jazz cats with Michel Portal, Bernard Lubat, Jacques Thollot, Alby Cullaz, Yvan Jullien & Nathan Davis, Woody Shaw & Sonny Grey for the US Jazz cats. Includes the deep "Modalite Pour Mimi" a swinging modal piece, with brilliant horns section, Nathan Davis takes the solo over a lovely rhythm. Brilliant track but the whole album is superb with cuts such as "Nuage de Pierre", "Jazz à la quarte", "Jazz Gymnopédie" & "Quintes de tout". Record shows few barely visible light surfaces, plays EX. Cover is rated EX close NM. A great collector copy.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/VG++ - €550

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

François Tusques / Don Cherry / Jean-François Jenny-Clarke NEW
La maison fille du Soleil (Cacophonic - Finders Keepers limited reissue) 1964, France

Limited reissue of 20 copies of this could the 1st free jazz released in France recorded in 1964 as part of an exhibition designed by iconic Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. Housed in two fold wraparound sleeve."Handmade alternative sleeve replica based on the pre-release gift edition which was distributed amongst group members with artwork derived from one of only three copies known to exist. Includes unique hand printed artwork, ink written titles, facsimile personnel notes and lino cut centre labels in accordance with the original artifact."

Cover/Vinyl: M/M - €60

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Florian Pelissier Quintet NEW
Biches Bleues (Heavenly Sweetness) 2014, France

Brilliant album by french pianist Florian Pelissier and his Quintet, some great original compositions like "Biches Bleues", "J'ai dû rêver" really inspired by big names of jazz. A superb cover of Jef Gilson's cult modal jazz "Valse pour Hélène" judiciously selected ! Also a nice cover of Wayne Shorter "Cinq minutes avant la fin". The kind of album keeping the good jazz alive !

Cover/Vinyl: SS/SS - €20

Listen to a soundclip

**

Pochette

Protest & Spirit Jazz from France 1970-1976 NEW
Mobilisation Générale (Born Bad Records / Digger's digest) 2013, France

FINALLY OUT ! We are very proud to announce the release of "Mobilisation Générale" : Protest & Spirit Jazz from France 1970-1976, our (fully licensed) new jazz compilation in collaboration with Born Bad Records. This time, we have gathered some fine protest & esoteric jazz songs featuring a few big names of the french jazz scene and also a few tunes that you have probably never heard. Double lps album including : Le Collectif du Temps des Cerises, Baroque Jazz Trio, Alfred Panou, Mahjun, François Tusques, Full Moon Ensemble, Chêne Noir, Areski Belkacem & more ... Pre-order only at Diggersdigest before the official release on mid December.

Cover/Vinyl: SS/SS - €20

Listen to a soundclip

**
**
rangundnamen