In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

CHAUFFE BIGUINE LA

ANDRE CONDOUANT CARIBBEAN DREAM DIGITAL SOUNDS - THANKS FOR ALL
original issue: 1989, LP DEBS HDD 2464 (Sonodisc Distribution)
re-issue: SONODISC MUSISOFT 52463

This album is very different from the previous ones featuring Andre Condouant posted on this blog (Brothers Meeting and the Leo Wright albums).  It is an attempt at mixing (smooth) jazz and rhythms from the French West Indies: beguine, zouk.  I’m not especially keen on zouk, nor am I a fan of Midi guitar, drum programming and other synthetic sound.  That being said, there is some good playing especially by Andre Condouant.  So if you’re not averse to some Caribbean smooth jazz, give it a try.  


Overall I found the album rather disappointing.



Musicians
ANDRÉ CONDOUANT (midi-g, dr progr.);
BIBI LOUISON (p, strings, solo on #A2);
JOSÉ VULBEAU (el-p on #A3);
FRÉDERIC CARACAS (el-b);
HENRI DEBS (prod.; engineer, assisted by DANIEL KISSOUN)
Recorded: 1989 at Studio La Terreur in Guadeloupe

Tracks
 Side A
1. Blues For Laurence
2. None´s Like You
3. Touloulou  (Al Lirvat / Martinales)
4. Zafé Melé

 Side B
1. Fly Me To Rio
2. Thanks For All
3. Etius
4. Chauffe Biguine La  (Al Lirvat)

All tracks written by André Condouant except where indicated

Original liner notes
Jazz, Jazzouk, Biguine Jazz, Zouk Blues, André nous offre ce savoureux cocktail de sons Caribéens. Des thèmes de toute beauté, magistralement interprétés, avec sa guitare midi, André nous entraine dans son ouragan musical. "None´s Like Him". Avec ce disque, il nous fait découvrir la sensibilité et la fougue des racines de son art. Bravo André !!! Thanks For All,

Laurence Carril

4 comments:

  1. http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/68XF85WQ/TH_FO_AL_AC89.rar_links

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  2. Thanks Boogieman. You allready mentioned this album before. I love Zairean Soukous which is very similar to Zouk, yet i'm not too fond of synths, either. Still curious about this!

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  3. This is awesome as usual

    1000 Thanks

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  4. the midi guitar was scaring me off too ... but the dude with the cig dangling out of his mouth looks like he might be cool... i am expecting some loungey Caribbean with a campy Caribbean feel. (which i have no idea what i just said)

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