This CD celebrates the arrival of the new millennium and also marks the group's 20 years as one of the pioneering infuences on today's Jazz/Funk scene.
Produced by Laurent Cugny and Daniel Richard for L'orchestre National de Jazz. Laurent Cugny - Bandleader. Ranks alongside George Gruntz as prime European contemporary composer, leader. His large orchestra is remniscent of Gil Evans big band in final stages; his pieces have quirky, unpredictable quality, as do his recordings.
Germany in Autumn does not have a plot per se; it mixes documentary footage, along with standard movie scenes, to give the audience the mood of Germany during the late 1970s. The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the left-wing terrorists known as the RAF-Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Faction). The businessman had been kidnapped in an effort to secure the release of the orginal leaders of the RAF, also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang.
Bechet made several outstanding albums in France, mostly with Claude Luter's orchestra. On this one, he plays soprano sax much more than clarinet. The arrangements are outstanding, and the sound quality is special. No Bechet fan (or clarinet/sax fan) should be without this! Sidney Bechet needs no introduction to lovers of traditional New Orleans jazz. Like many African-American musicians, he found a deeper recognition in Europe, and so settled in France and made many recordings during the 1950's for the French Vogue label.These have now been collected, remastered and reissued on a French release by Sony Legacy. It's good to have this available through Amazon. Essential for any collector of traditional jazz…
When he loses his position as a powerful government minister, Vincent is dropped by his pretty mistress and must begin life anew, without the privileges of power. As he gradually becomes acquainted with milieus which he d either forgotten or never known and a host of sometimes eccentric, often remarkable everyday people, Vincent really begins to start living again.