Sunday, January 24, 2010

Le Cabaret de la Dernière Chance - François Tusques [Disques Vandémiaire VD33126]



Another facet revealed  of the interests and abilities of the wonderful French pianist and bandleader François Tusques.  Le Cabaret de la Dernière Chance from 1982 - purely solo piano throughout.
And traditional 'jazz' playing at that.
As evidenced by the earlier Tusques record on this blog as well as the "L'intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra" albums - there were plenty more strings to Tusques' bow than just free-jazz abstractionism.

That his 'free-jazz abstractionism' is vital listening is beyond doubt - if you *don't have* 'Free Jazz' (1965) 'Intercommunal Music' (1971), and 'Le Nouveaux Jazz' (1967) - go get them now from http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com (still thanks to Pierre & Boromir for those venerable posts ). 

This is much more straightforward - but throughout guided by a strong sense of feeling and identity.
A couple of live tracks, and music sounding quixotic, contemplative, virtuosic, muscular, tender, satirical, folksy, and even boppish.  (The thoughtful 'down-tempo' version of Mingus' 'Fables of Faubus' here, I really like.)

This post is courtesy of Pierre, who has supplied the whole kit and caboodle here. Many thanks -and a tip of the hat - to him.  :-)

In a different space and time, it would be François Tusques, not George Winston, who made a million from a tune like 'Echos de Bretagne'. . . 

14 comments:

serviceton said...

Lossless FLAC files

http://rapidshare.com/files/336445338/ft_dernierechance_flac.part1.rar

http://rapidshare.com/files/336575353/ft_dernierechance_flac.part2.rar

serviceton said...

Lossy - but not TOO bad - MP3 Files

http://rapidshare.com/files/336217446/ft_derni__re_320.rar

serviceton said...

Need it be said, also Tusques' 'L'intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra' (2 vols and counting) at inconstantant sol c/o kinabalu - check those out as well!

gilhodges said...

Serviceton, you and Kinabalu make a helluva a one-two punch. Your efforts are most appreciated.

Frédito el philistin said...

Merci pour tout, Gentlemen !

kinabalu said...

Yes, this is a fine one, becoming a regular on this here office computer.

Esternome said...

« L’improvisation dans le free jazz », François Tusques (22 mai 2008, Paris).

Vidéo (sur Dailymotion) en cinq parties : 1, 2, 3, 4 et 5.

serviceton said...

Many thanks Esternome .
Would not have found that footage otherwise.

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Ingram Frizer said...

New to me, thank you

Andrea said...

Great album. Thank you very much.

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Thank You

Bests Riccardo

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