Friday, September 16, 2016

SIEGFRIED KESSLER /JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAUVROS – Phenix 14 (LP-1979-Le Chant Du Monde - LDX 74706)




Label: Le Chant Du Monde – LDX 74706
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: France / Released: 1979
Style: Experimental, Free Improvisation, Free Jazz
Recorded at studio Solaris, Paris, France, July 13 & 14, 1978.
Photography – Siegfried Kessler
Layout – Anne-Marie Dufour
Recorded By – Armand Friedman, Dominique Pauvros
Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): XC1I 74706 A
Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): XC1I 74706 B

A1 - Danse Du Stampe ..................................................................... 5:08
A2 - Rêve D'un Vol ........................................................................... 6:32
A3 - Pizzicato D'antennes ................................................................. 2:02
A4 - Rock 83,000 Pieds D'altitude .................................................... 3:15
A5 - Swinging S.K. 13, Swagin' Cap 10 ........................................... 4:10
B1 - Espace Cathédrale ................................................................... 7:18
B2 - Chant Du Bijave ........................................................................ 4:17
B3 - Cumulo-Nimbus ........................................................................ 3:00
B4 - Phenix Re-naissance ................................................................ 5:32

Siegfried Kessler – clavinet, organ, piano
Jean-François Pauvros – electric guitar [Jacobacci]

Pauvros, a well-known avant garde guitarist composer & performer. He met and plays since the early 70s with the most renown musicians (Ted Milton/Blurt, Arto Lindsay/DNA, Elliot Sharp/Carbon). Part of Catalogue with Jac Berrocal and Gilbert Artman (Lard Free & Urban Sax). Siegfried Kessler played with numerous artists and namely Yochk'o Seffer. Considered as one of the most brilliant pianists of his time...

This is a magical record, absolute masterpiece.



There are several ways to master the fear of emptiness. In music, it is alone with his instrument that reveals the most pressing. But improvisation, that moment of weightlessness happiness that rewards long years of work sometimes turns into minutes of boredom, ecstasy or shame. To master the fear, you have to let go as they say in TV-hooks fashionable to jump naked into the mouth of the ogre. The vacuum also dominates the amateur aerobatics. At the helm of the cuckoo, there is then no question of improvisation for the pilot, everything seems thought studied as a tool for each function, dials numbers, a broom handle and so many other things to handle. A calm and control force, he will fly to the worst in gravity-defying acrobatics. Improvisation and technology, pushed to their limits are rare, and when these two qualities are found in one man, it borders on the fantastic.




Siegfried Kessler, German pianist and installed in France was this rather special timber, a fanatic aerobatics, a real, to the point that will make a record, at a time when the talent still allowed some daring. Phenix 14 is thus a recueuil impressions, music and freely inspired tensions aircraft, air, metal and unequal fight that they indulge without respite.

Accompanied by Jean-François Pauvros on guitar, the unlikely duo resembles one of those improbable cinema alloys where the two heroes who oppose eventually best friends. With his mop to Tahiti Bob and small glasses Pauvros like a conscientious objector all ready to be lectured by Kessler sergeant with his steely gaze and his aviator outfit is furiously thinking about a guy that must not do shit too. But the music of the two men, instinctive to excess, boiling, simmering ( "Pizzicato antenna"), energetic, it is nothing artificial, she speaks from heaven and she talks to you in the guts.

The large gap also does not stop the protagonists. The musical journey of Siegfried Kessler capable alongside Didier Levallet both of the free bold as to accompany the classic singer Jacques Bertin, and always on the very institutional and exciting label "Le Chant du Monde" that will given the words to all music and all the revolts that these carting behind. Excellence at the service of more or less popular singers of that time seems to be the witness of a bygone era where human connections flouted labels of all kinds. In the same vein, we think Francois Beranger who played in all relaxation alongside the great guitarist Jean-Pierre Alarcen (and vice versa) yet it it offended anyone. And deeper still, this absolutely free music made the big difference...

The album concludes with Phenix Rebirth, exciting piece, torn between the two musicians. Remove the guitar, he still plays some contemporary Kessler notes, remove the piano, there remains a sticky guitar solo, violent, but together the great voodoo operates.


Translated from French:
http://lesdisquesnousparlent.overblog.com/siegfried-kessler-jean-francois-pauvros-phenix-14-le-chant-du-monde-1978    



If you find it, buy this album!

17 comments:

  1. SIEGFRIED KESSLER / JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAUVROS – Phenix 14 (LP-1979)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Artwork

    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?m0zuyd5b6f

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  2. Hi,

    Thank's for this album. I'M looking for Michel Portal - Chorus, if you've it...

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  3. I'm searching for the lp «Chorus» of Michel Portal...

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  4. Well I understand what you are looking for, but for this album M. Portal's I've never heard. Are you sure that the LP called "Chorus"?

    MICHEL PORTAL - LIST OF ISSUED RECORDS (compiled by Johann Haidenbauer):
    http://discogs.darwinmonkey.com/portal.htm

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  5. I'm sorry, I've got the wrong Michel! It's Michel Roques! It's a very good and rare lp:

    https://www.discogs.com/fr/Michel-Roques-Chorus/release/391814

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    1. It is now clearer :), but still can not help, I do not have that LP and I'd love to have it.

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  6. I've made a link for you, but the quality is poor (128 bits): http://www.jheberg.net/mirrors/roques-michel/

    Enjoy!

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    1. Oh thank you so much for your efforts, really appreciate it.
      Cheers.

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  7. Incredible record, thanks so much!! one request: do you have Phil Yost - Touchwood's dream? thanx

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    1. Phil Yost's album "Touchwood's Dream" again is came out on the "Not On Label" 2015... I unfortunately do not have the LP, but I have his (one of obscure and mysterious releases in the classic Takoma cannon) "Bent City" (Takoma - C-1016) from 1967.

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