Jef Gilson Et Malagasy, Jef Gilson Et Malagasy (5LP Box & 7  
Jef Gilson Et Malagasy
Jef Gilson Et Malagasy (5LP Box & 7")
GBR Box 
Label: Jazzman
limited edition
Release Year: 2014
Style: Jazz & Blues
 
  Tracks  
  Malagasy
A1 A Tana
A2 Avaradoha
A3 Chant Inca
A4 Sodina
B1 The Creator Has A Master Plan
B2 Malagasy
Malagasy At Newport-Paris
C1 Newport Bounce
C2 Salegy Jef
C3 Solo Frank
C4 Buddah's Vision
D1 Veloma Lava
D2 Veliha Del
D3 Requiem Pour Django
D4 Dizzy 48
D5 1973
Madagascar Now Maintenant 'Zao
E1 Valiha Ny Dada
E2 Katramo
E3 Hommage A Rakotozafy
E4 Amore Ny Canal
F1 Del-Light
F2 O Ambalavoa "City"
F3 Rotaka (Fais Peter)
Colchiques Dans Les Pres
G1 Colchiques Dans Les Pres (Live)
G2 Unknown I
H1 Unknown II
H2 Unknown III
Les Touches Noires
I1 Chant Inca (Live)
I2 Dizzy 48 (Live)
I3 Prelude En Sol Mineur (Live)
I4 Les Touches Noires
J Unknown IV
Bonus 45
K The Creator Has A Master Plan
L Pemba
 
  Real deal ethnic jazz of the first water! Think Mulatu and Ethiopea, Fela Kuti and Nigeria - now think Malagasy and Madagascar!

Over recent years, we at Jazzman have delved deep in into the life and work of the late French jazz pioneer Jef Gilson. The outcome has been two double albums featuring the best of his life's work, and has included many previously unreleased tracks.

As well as spending his days (and nights) composing, recording, producing, arranging and performing, part of Gilson's life involved the study and exploration of music, and in the late 1960s his curiosity led him to the ex-French colony of Madagascar, the island just off the south eastern coast of Africa. Indeed, Gilson was fascinated by all kinds of music, not just jazz, and his thirst for musical knowledge led him to make several trips to Madagascar not only to study the indigenous music, but also to spread his passion for jazz. His absorption of Malagasy culture and the strength of his personality would eventually result in the release of 3 exceptional albums of Malagasy jazz, as well as a string of Malagasy concerts, events and radio shows performed across France.

Here we present in their entirety all 3 of these albums, as well as 2 further albums of previously unreleased Malagasy material, in an attempt to address the profound contribution that Gilson and Malagasy have made to world jazz.

THE MUSIC
Early experiments in Ethnic Jazz created as a direct result of Jef Gilson's expedition to Madagascar in 1969. Three LPs of super rare Malagasy jazz restored and available again for the first time in 40 years. Two LPs of unheard and previously unissued Afro-Spiritual jazz. An impossibly rare 7" single made available for the first time ever outside Madagascar.

- All tracks fully licensed and digitally restored
- 5LP Box set includes 2 LPs that are previously unissued, reissues of 3 rare LP, bonus 7" single and 16 page booklet
- Comprehensive and detailed liner notes with information on each track and stories direct from our interviews with the musicians involved
- Liner notes in English et en français
- 4 CD set with 24 page colour booklet
- Free digital download card
 
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