Cossi Anatz - Jazz Afro-Occitan (Disques Vendémiaire - 1979)
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Cossi Anatz that means "Comment ça va ? in french southern language ("How are You ?) is a beautiful unique french jazz album with a real singular sound mixing the North African, Arabic and Occitan music (traditional music from Southern France) with free/spiritual. Composed and partly recorded live by Michel Marre, one of the spearhead of L'Intercommunal Free Dance Orchestra (founded by François Tusques) with René Nan on drums (who used to play with Marius Cultier) Jean-Marc Padovani on sax and Christian Lavigne on piano. Jazz Afro-occitan is written on the cover and it's clearly the case when you put the needle on wax, You feel instantly that are quite obvious here, especially in the brass & percussions. Some brilliant tracks like the extended avant jazz "Al Coltrane" or the monster spiritual oriental jazz "Aden Arabie" with great Fender solo. One of my favorite track is "Bourrée Du Céor" a 8'm long deep modal jazz number with a raw live, almost rural sound ! Definitely one of my favorite french jazz album certainly because of his particular unique raw sound signature !
Top condition copy Record looks unplayed / Sleeve is NM with ultra light storage barely visible wear NM / NM