Monday, February 26, 2007
Jacques Thollot 4 LP's
Brilliant jazz drummer that released a series of solo LP's in the 70's. The main one of interest here to NWW List collectors is "Quand le Son Devient Aigu, Jeter la Girafe a la Mer", as it is the most experimental and electronic of them all, as well as being released on Futura records. The others are more straightforward and jazz influenced, but still not unworthy of hearing. Additionally, he's played with Sam Rivers, Sonny Sharrock, Don Cherry, Steve Lacy and other greats in the past.
"Quand le Son..." is easily one of the best and most unique French experimental LP's from the 70's! Even if I could find an English review, I don't think it could create a description that would suffice...
His only other LP, Watch Devil Go, is the only one that hasn't been re-released that I'm aware of. I'd love to hear it if anyone has a copy...
Quand le Son... (1971)
Cinq Hops (1978)
Tenga Nina (1996?)