Live At Montreux 72
02. Live In Magic Forest (B. Lubat) (9:27)
03. 5th Of July, Dulong Street (C. Engel) (6:41)
04. Mickey Schroeder's Dream (B. Lubat) (13:16)
Electric Guitar – Claude Engel
Organ, Electric Piano – Eddy Louiss
Electric Bass – Marc Bertaux
Drums, Percussion, Piano, Electric Piano – Bernard Lubat
Recorded live at the Montreux JAzz Festival, Montreux, June 19, 1972.
Les Disques Pierre Cardin STEC 132; Disc'Az ?STEC 132; Les Disques Pierre Cardin NCP-8003-PC
About an hour ago I made a remark here on the blog, of having lost this album years ago... and within minutes one of the regulars sent me a copy... Thank You so very much Bud!
A short lived but shit-hot jazz rock unit, this trio have quite the auspicious pedigree. Drummer Bernard Lubat's been a longtime fixture on the French jazz scene, whose tangential ties to the zeuhl school (manifest here via early Magma guitarist Claude Engel's involvement) are also evidenced on both the Laurent Petitgirard and Henri Gougaud LP's. Former Omega Plus acid rock vet Engel was a founding member of Magma and is prominently featured on both their first album and their amazing Univeria Zekt project and would go on to play in Troc and participate in Jean-Claude Vannier's L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches, while keyboardist Eddy Louiss was a an old hand in the jazz world, working as a former sideman to Stan Getz and Kenny Clarke, though perhaps most significantly in the Humair/Louiss/Ponty trio. The magic engendered by these three is palpable; the scope of this live session ranging from the furiously charged to the vaporously abstract. Not to be missed.