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Thursday, 14 November 2013

TWO New Jef Gilson Releases - previously unreleased work - OUT NOW




JEF GILSON
ARCHIVES
JMANCD/LP.063


‘A collection of previously unreleased recordings, rehearsals, demos and alternate takes from the personal archive of the brilliant French jazz innovator’

Since his passing in 2012, we have surveyed the substantial personal archive of Jef Gilson’s acetates, test pressings and reel to reel tapes with the kind permission of his widow, Geneviève. The task has not been easy, it’s taken numerous trips to France and the generous assistance of a small army of translators, advisors, musicologists, amateur enthusiasts and record collectors, as well as the surviving members of Gilson’s musical entourage, for us to gather together the information required to make this album. In it you will find music we‘ve chosen from having listened to literally hundreds of hours of alternate takes, rehearsals, live recordings, unissued sessions and personal recordings made from the ‘50s to the ‘70s; none of which has been officially released before. Despite the limitations afforded by mastering some of these recordings from anonymous reels of twisted, buckled tape and scratched, dusty old acetate discs, we hope that the music contained herein affords a fascinating and otherwise impenetrable insight into the workings of one of the great unsung creative forces of European jazz.

THE MUSIC
Early experiments in Oriental and Ethnic Jazz with Lloyd Miller. Unissued alternate takes of Gilson’s classic repertoire. Long-lost live performances from 1960s European jazz festivals. Rehearsals and jam sessions that developed into a lifelong creative obsession.

·         All tracks previously unissued, fully licensed and digitally restored from their original source
·         Comprehensive and detailed liner notes with information on each track and original stories direct from our interviews with the musicians involved
·         Liner notes in English et en français
·         CD with 24 page colour booklet with in-depth liner notes and previously unpublished photographs
·         Deluxe double vinyl LP pressing with thick, glossy gatefold sleeve


JEF GILSON
CHANSONS DE JAZZ
JMANCD/LP.064



‘A collection of little known chansons - with a twist of jazz – produced by French jazzman extraordinaire, Jef Gilson’

The French chanson is a song that’s as inextricably linked to French culture as crêpes, croissants and cognac. Their poetic, romantic lyrics are set to music that’s characterised by following the rhythms of the French language rather than those of English, and have been used as serenades since time immemorial. Even in recent years many French artists, from Édith Piaf to Serge Gainsbourg, have added their own particular gems to the roster. Here is a small yet perfectly formed collection of some little known chansons - with a twist of jazz – produced by French jazzman extraordinaire, Jef Gilson.

This album is a companion disc to our
Jef Gilson ‘Archives’ album JMANLP/CD.063.
Available on 10” VINYL ONLY.
No CD, no digital.

THE MUSIC
Sublime, sexy and seductive chanson jazz with a distinctly French flavour. Classic Gilson ‘60s repertoire with rarely heard vocal performances. Previously unreleased songs by obscure chanteuses inspired by Brigitte Bardot, France Gall and Francoise Hardy.

·         All tracks previously unissued, fully licensed and digitally restored from their original source
·         Comprehensive and detailed liner notes with information on each track in English et en français.
·         Deluxe 10” vinyl LP pressing with laminated sleeve and flaps glued on the outside – ‘60s style!
·         VINYL ONLY – no CD, no digital

Only on Jazzman – all because WE DIG DEEPER

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