Gilson et Malagasy

Jef Gilson & Malagasy


Barcode: 5036468000653

66.00 £66.00
  • Genre: World / Fusion
  • Label: Jazzman
  • Released Date: 21st April 2014
  • Buying Format:
    5LP Box Set Includes Booklet Includes 7"

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Real deal ethnic jazz of the first water!
Think Mulatu and Ethiopea, Fela Kuti and Nigeria – now think Malagasy and Madagascar!

Over recent years, we at Jazzman have delved deep in into the life and work of the late French jazz pioneer Jef Gilson. The outcome has been two double albums featuring the best of his life’s work, and has included many previously unreleased tracks.

As well as spending his days (and nights) composing, recording, producing, arranging and performing, part of Gilson’s life involved the study and exploration of music, and in the late 1960s his curiosity led him to the ex-French colony of Madagascar, the island just off the south eastern coast of Africa. Indeed, Gilson was fascinated by all kinds of music, not just jazz, and his thirst for musical knowledge led him to make several trips to Madagascar not only to study the indigenous music, but also to spread his passion for jazz. His absorption of Malagasy culture and the strength of his personality would eventually result in the release of 3 exceptional albums of Malagasy jazz, as well as a string of Malagasy concerts, events and radio shows performed across France.

Here we present in their entirety all 3 of these albums, as well as 2 further albums of previously unreleased Malagasy material, in an attempt to address the profound contribution that Gilson and Malagasy have made to world jazz.

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Track Listings

1. A Tana
2. Avaradoha
3. Chant Inca
4. Sodina
5. The Creator Has a Master-Plan
6. Malagasy
7. Newport Bounce
8. Salegy Jef
9. Solo Frank
10. Buddah's Vision
11. Veloma Lava
12. Valiha Del
13. Requiem Pour Django
14. Dizzy 48
15. 1973
16. Valiha Ny Dada
17. Katramo
18. Hommage � Rakotozafy
19. Amore Ny Canal
20. Del-Light
21. � Ambalavoa
22. Rotaka (Fais Peter)
23. Colchiques dans les pr�s
24. Unknown 1
25. Unknown 2
26. Unknown 3 [play] [save as]
27. Chant Inca (Live) [play] [save as]
28. Dizzy 48 [play] [save as]
29. Pr�lude en sol mineur [play] [save as]
30. Les Touches Noires [play] [save as]
31. Unknown 4 [play] [save as]

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