12/12/10

Le Partage des Eaux — {André Ricros + Louis Sclavis}

Founder of the Agency for Traditional Musics from Auvergne (in the centre of France) as well as of the Silex music label, singer André Ricros also plays the cabrette (a kind of small bagpipe, also known under the french name of musette) and is a great amateur of jazz music. On this album co-signed with clarinet wizard Louis Sclavis, and recorded with trombone master Alain Gibert, André Ricros composes with rythm boxes, bendirs, melodicas and samplers on traditional songs from the Auvergne country. Avoiding the too-often heard and insipid smorgasbord of fusion music, this heartly and innovative music shows cheerful inventivity and is far from any conservative nostalgia.

- listen to a few excerpts -
France 1989 - {Silex Y 225003}

1 comment:

Lucky said...

a very promising start - eclectic + highly personal, just what the world needs now, away from the genre-cementing bullshit.

btw - i've re-linked to your site. ;)

good luck from lucky for 2011.