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Artist: Richard Galliano
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Boxed Set-Concerts Inedits CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60431951
UPC: 764911660622
UPC 14: 00764911660622
Release Date: 9/12/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Dum Dum Dum ~ Richard Galliano
2. Ballade Pour Marion ~ Richard Galliano
3. French Touch ~ Richard Galliano
4. Billie ~ Richard Galliano
5. Bebe ~ Richard Galliano
6. Il Cammino ~ Richard Galliano
7. Des Voiliers ~ Richard Galliano
8. Taraf ~ Richard Galliano
9. Les Forains ~ Richard Galliano
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Taraf ~ Richard Galliano
2. Tango Pour Claude ~ Richard Galliano
3. Little Tango ~ Richard Galliano
4. Giselle ~ Richard Galliano
5. Libertango ~ Richard Galliano
6. Oblivion ~ Richard Galliano
7. J.F. ~ Richard Galliano
8. Viaggio ~ Richard Galliano
9. Ivan Ivanovitch Kossiakof ~ Richard Galliano
10. Leo, Estante Num Instante ~ Richard Galliano
11. Indifference ~ Richard Galliano
12. Blow Up ~ Richard Galliano
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Fou Rire ~ Richard Galliano
2. Viaggio ~ Richard Galliano
3. Spleen ~ Richard Galliano
4. Tango Pour Claude ~ Richard Galliano
5. Waltz For Nicky ~ Richard Galliano
6. Sertao / Leo, Estante Num Instante ~ Richard Galliano
7. Espace Sorore No. 2 - (drum solo) ~ Richard Galliano
8. Libertango ~ Richard Galliano
9. Beritwaltz ~ Richard Galliano

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Patrice Trapier.
Muze PNote SOLO:
Muze PNote Solo performer: Richard Galliano (accordion).
Muze PNote Engineer: Gianni Grassilli.
Muze PNote Recorded live at the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival, Museo Emilio Greco, Orvieto, Italy on December 3, 1998.
Muze PNote DUO:
Muze PNote Personnel: Richard Galliano (accordion); Michel Portal (clarinet).
Muze PNote Recorded live at NDR Radio Studios, Hamburg, Germany on October 29, 1998.
Muze PNote TRIO:
Muze PNote Personnel: Richard Galliano (accordion); Jean-Francois Jenny-Clark (bass); Daniel Humair (drums).
Muze PNote Engineer: Emmanuel Guyot.
Muze PNote Recorded live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, Montreaux, Switzerland on July 10, 1996.
Muze PNote For those unfamiliar with accordionist Richard Galliano, this set is a rare kind of introduction to the man who, inspired by the late Astor Piazzolla, redeemed the accordion as an instrument for improvisation. This three-CD collection will delight fans, all of whom have favorite settings in which to hear Galliano play. There are three of them here: solo, duo, and trio. The solo set is perhaps the most revelatory: one complete concert in Orvieto, Italy, at the foot of the mountains on New Year's Eve, 1998. Here is where Galliano's particular genius and discipline reveal their magic. This is how his New Musette form of music was developed -- playing to himself in a mirror. The swinging harmonic phrases and melodic lines, at sometimes dizzying tempos, are entrancing as he stops and starts on a dime, gliding effortlessly from a jazz style to a form of Italian, Andalusian, and Turkish folk songs to French cabaret music to African balakos and back again. This is music made spontaneously, on the spot and in the mind, in the same manner Bill Evans made music, from the most intimate part of the heart without letting the thought process cloud the emotional or musical sensibility. The duo setting with clarinetist Michel Portal, recorded a few months earlier in a German radio studio, is frighteningly intense. This pair starts furiously reeling through dances and mazurkas before going off into the stratosphere of improvisation. After that, even the ballads, tangos, and waltzes have a furious pace and depth. There is aggression in this pairing, but there is also great beauty. And the genius of Galliano's playing is that he can play support and soloist to Portal at the same time. These two men are playing telepathically. There is no rehearsal for this kind of melodic improvising, where each man begins to quote the other simultaneously! In fact, this second disc is so wildly inventive and highly energized that it's best to take a long break before putting on disc three. The trio set, recorded at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1996, features Daniel Humair on drums and Jean-Fran?ois Jenny-Clark on bass. This trio has been playing together for over 15 years; they know everything about the listening experience. They know how to make jazz tell stories and when the improvisations begin to turn back on themselves and transform into something else. Jenny-Clark is undeniably an unsung talent on his instrument, whether bowing or playing staccato, his harmonic and rhythmic instincts are on the level of the perceptual. While Galliano assumes the role of a saxophonist and solos nearly incessantly when not stating the melody, Jenny-Clark assumes the role of pianist and bassist simultaneously. His rhythm-keeping and harmonic invention lead Humair into territories where modes and textures shift shape and nuance, forcing Galliano to move further inside the music for his ideas. Outside the trio is nothing; inside it, the entire sound world of music is contained and its language sung with lyrical fire. Dreyfuss has done a spectacular job of showcasing Galliano as a leader and a collaborator here. The only complaint is that there isn't a fourth disc that features his near-legendary collaborations with Piazzolla, Art Pepper, Toots Thielemans, Enrico Rava, Michel Petrucciani,and others. But perhaps that's another box set. ~ Thom Jurek

Producer: Francis Dreyfus (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Daniel Humair
Muze Guest Artist Michel Portal

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Lecons De Tango
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To The Music Of Paris

Associated Artists and Works

Azzola, Marcel
Brussels Orchestra
Carter, Ron
Carter, Ron (Bass)
Fresu, Paolo
Southern Exposure ~ Howes, Christian
Leprest, Allain
Louis, Eddy
Louiss, Eddy
Louiss, Eddy (Organ)
La Vie en Rose: The Music of Edith Piaf & Gus Vise ~ Luc, Sylvain
Lundgren, Jan
Marsalis, Wynton
Piazzolla, Astor
Portal, Michel
Schmitt, Dorado
Van Tuinen, Francien
Wynton Marsalis Quintet (The)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/12/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 36606
Music Label Name Label : Dreyfus Records (France)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Live
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00764911660622

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