Here's an exuberant early Session by three Artists who have become stalwarts of the European Free scene.
Michel Doneda is by now almost a household name as a free improvisor considered by some one of the greatest living saxophonists.
Lazro and Ninh le Quan , seem almost unjustly neglected by comparison.
Le Quan in particular is one of the most inventive percussionists in the music.. his playing on this album seemingly rooted in the traditions of East Asia...
the whole alternates between folk tinged free jazz , with a few more severly austere processional sounding improvs,consisting of interlocking textures born of extreme Timbral contrasts.
My favourites though are probably the 2 very free treatments of traditional tunes .. Thillana by Carnatic & Hindustani musician, T.V. Gopalkrishnan, and the joyous Macedonian folk tune Prespansko,the sort of thing played by street brass bands accompanied by huge Tapan drums, after the consumption of the 80 proof ,plum Brandy known as Slivovitz.
Concert Public- Van D'oevre lp8903,1988
This was reissued on CD in 1990 on In Situ, (In Situ 37) but is no longer available.
Michel Doneda (soprano saxophone), Daunik Lazro (alto saxophone), Lê Quan Ninh (percussion)
Thillana (1:10), Paradi, parada, jelenia polska (4:50), Le chien à trois têtes (5:27), Eos III (14:50), Lune de quatre heures (7:40), Prespansko (4:22), Le souverain jaune (9:26), Hydrelerne (6:45)
Recorded on January 26, 1988 at Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy
Lp ripped at 48Hz-24bit then downsampled To 44hz-16 bit, and converted to Flac