Proggnosis Artist-Release Details

ProGGnosis Quick Search:     

Definitivement Bleus

a Compilation/Boxed-Set release

Release Year: 1980

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1980 LP
Reissued - Musea in 2000
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/8/2003 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 8/15/2010 3:21:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Mesopotamie (4:14)
  2. Qui est-il qui parle artist (4:51)
  3. Reprise Mesopotamie (1:16)
  4. Agrements parfaitement bleus (part III) (4:03)
  5. APB (epilogue) (1:02)
  6. Alpha de Centaure (6:48)
  7. Venise (6:24)
  8. Transparences (7:44)
  9. Tintamarre (6:36)
  10. Ephemere a M.C.(13:28)
  11. Forfanterie (7:03)
  12. Printemps noir (final) (4:20)
Jean Lapouge
Denis Lefranc
Daniel Renault
drums & percussion, violin
Pierre Aubert
Francis Michaud
Christian Paboeuf
woodwinds and piccolo
Pascal Leberre
saxophones and clarinet

Reviewed by Eric on 12 Oct 2003

This is the second CD from Noetra recorded during the period of 1979-1982. From the interesting liner notes it appears Noetra worked hard to strike up a deal and interest, even getting as far as a meeting with ECM head honcho Manfred Eicher, which proved fruitless in the end. A sad tale indeed, but thanks to Musea we have two quality CD’s from this excellent ‘Chamber Jazz’ band.
Knowing the band’s history it’s easy to see why they approached ECM, as the sound here is very reminiscent of Oregon and Eberhard Weber. I also hear bits of Paul Winter at his ‘Jazziest’, and of course elements of National Health and Soft Machine. This is wonderful stuff, and in hindsight it hard to imagine these guys did not move on to bigger things.