Recorded in 1965, when this thing called free jazz was really starting to pick up steam around the world, Francois Tusques' album Free Jazz brings together the finest French players for a fiercely cool session. This first-time vinyl reissue includes two bonus outtakes, as well as a replica of the original booklet.
As a central figure of one of Europe's most vibrant inter-communal music movements, Francois Tusques' involvement as a central figure in the French free jazz scene (alongside Barney Wilen, Jean-FranÃ§ois Jenny-Clark and Jacques Thollot) is as indispensable as it is synonymous. As a wholly improv- isational live music entity running simultaneously (at times pre-emptively) to its early 60s American counterpart this self-styled music revolution remained truly independent, both creatively and logistically, rendering original physical audiodocuments virtually unobtainable save the few vinyl mementoes which cross human hand... + INFO
With track titles translating to Song For The Devil and The Witches, Francois Tusques' rarest commercially released LP casts an early stylistic premonition of the vampire themed improvised soundtracks recorded for director Jean Rollin merely months after its release. Assembling the very same group of musical sorcerers this albums personnel (featuring, amongst others, soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen) reads like a who's who of France's early improvised music/free jazz scene resulting in a wholly unique European flavour while preserving the essence of other global inter communal travellers such as Don Cherry and Krzyszt... + INFO