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Brussels Art QuintetVas-Y Voir/Four Paul S ... 7-inch
Cacophonic (UK), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
A very cool group from the Belgian jazz scene of the 60s – one we've never heard before, but who we'll definitely be looking for after hearing this single! The lineup features the great Babs Robert on tenor, with Daniel Max Schellekens on guitar, Jean-Pierre Destree on vibes, Marial Van Hille on bass, and Robert Pernet on drums – and "Vas Y Voir" is a great modal tune that spins out with strong spiritual energy – perfect for both the vibes and tenor! "Four Paul S" has a bit more force – fast guitar riffing at the start, but then pacing out in different rhythms – kind of blocking things out so that the tune has different sections for different solos! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Francois TusquesAlors Nosferatu Combina Un Plan Ingenieux ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Never-heard music from from French free jazz legend Francois Tusques – sounds that grew out of a 1968 "happening" experiment he was doing on the Parisian scene – but which then took stronger force as the American avant garde descended on the city during the BYG/Actuel generation! The tapes were recorded at a few different events at the end of the 60s – and have this loose structure in which a large ensemble improvise freely along a musical idea, then really take off into flights of their own – in a way, maybe an early example of the improvising orchestra at work. Players include Noel McGhie, Barre Phillips, Aldo Romano, Alan Silva, Claude Delcloo, Earl Freeman, and others – and titles include "Le Fumet Du Jubjub", "La Voute D'Un Caveau Ou D'Un Charnier", and "Tout Le Pouvoir Au Peuple". LP, Vinyl record album

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Francois TusquesLa Chasse Au Snark (The Hunting Of The Snark) ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Fantastic work from Francois Tusques – a key member of the Paris jazz scene in the revolutionary year of 1968, and an artist who was very much about the possibilities of the "happening" in jazz! That earlier idea from the art world was a perfect match for the new modes of free jazz that were bubbling up on the European jazz scene of the late 60s – and Tusques was a key force in bringing the two together – as you'll hear on the selections on this set! The material is often based on the poem The Hunting Of The Snark, by Lewis Carroll – but takes shape here in a few different ways, expanding out through one studio performance, two live readings, and one very cool "happening" performance – all with Tusques on piano at the core, and work from other players who include Bernard Vitet on trumpet, Beb Guerin on bass, Jean Frenay and Michel Portal on saxes, Jacques Thollot and Aldo Romano on drums, and Daniel Laloux as a sometime MC for the proceedings! The music is partly in the BYG/Actuel mode of 1969, but also prefaces some of the more freewheeling Parisian modes to come – on four long tracks, titled "La Chasse Au Snark", "Sa Triste Histoire Il S'Offrit A Dire", "Car Le Jujub Etait Un Boojum Voyez Vous", and "Survint Un Silence Supreme". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Karel GoeyvaertsKarel Goeyvaerts ... LP
Cacophonic (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Karel Goeyvaeters – a Dutch minimalist with a really wonderful sense of tone! The album features two long pieces, both from the mid 70s – each using a variety of sounds in cyclical fashion – in ways that recall some of the best Terry Riley material of the time – even though some of the construction also echoes the approach of Philip Glass or Steve Reich! Karel really likes things to unfold in a subtle, sensitive way – and the tones move along in these patterns that are sometimes imperceptible, sometimes more striking – occasionally with a bit of dissonance, but often with these really lovely little sounds. Side one features "Pour Que Les Fruits Murissent Cet Ete" – and side two features "Op Acht Paarden Wedden". LP, Vinyl record album

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