José Manclière - Doubout Pou Gadé (Private - Guadelope, 1980)
Fantastic privately released only solo album by José Manclière, this great drummer, native from Marie-Galante (Guadeloupe), who performed with everybody in the West indies and Worldwide, from Ibo Simon, to Gary Burton, Hugh Masekela, Mavounzy, Henry Debs, Les Vikings de la Guadeloupe and numerous musicians in Gwada. With this Doubout Pou Gadé, José has cooked a really personal record with amazing experimental fusion tracks merging Gwo Ka, Funky Jazz & Biguine, with an early electronic synthetic production inspired by Chick Corea. This ultra rare album only distributed in the West Indies has now reached the holy grail status. This is definitely a real masterpiece with beautiful tunes like "Syka" a terrific synthetic jazz funk hybrid with incredible clavinet, synth and trumpet solos halfway between Placebo and Fabiano Orchestra. "Vini Couté E Tann' "is the amazing funky biguine we choose to compile on Kouté Jazz with incredible piano and guitar solo respectively by genius Patrick Jean Marie & Gilbert Coco. "Tipi Fanm'", is another wicked tune gwo ka percussion laden jazz tune. Features a superb cast of Guadeloupean musicians like Patrick Jean-Marie, Philippe Dambury, Ramon Pirmé, Pierre-Edouard Décimus (who produced the record) Herbert Lewis, Gilbert & Roger Coco, Jocelyn Otto, Germain Cécé. Essential to any caribbean jazz-fusion collectors.
Record was unplayed looks EX / Sleeve is in VG++ condition with only light edge wear