Continuing with the series of L'Intercommunal records, we have now come to vol.3, the remaining one of the four records under that moniker. There is actually a fifth, but we will get to that in due course. This is possibly the most diverse of the four and strongly influenced by the contributions of Spanish vocalist Carlos Andreou. As usual, the emphasis is on urgent political issues of the day, and several of the tracks address political developments in Latin America and on the Iberian peninsula. The crew is more or less the same as on the other L'Intercommunal records; all pieces are recorded live in various locations in France. The music is rough and ready, no studio polish or retakes; this is decidedly not disco or designed for meditative listening on high-graded stereo equipment, but field recordings of gigs in provincial France, far away from the capital. Very much determined by the aspirations of getting closer to les travailleurs and small-town people. Voila!
Francois Tusques - L'Intercommunal Free Music Dance orchestra vol.3
(Vendémiaire VDES 036-6)
Blues pour Miguel Enriques/Chant pour L'Amerique Latine (F.Tusques, C. Andreou) J. Maka (alto sax), M. Marre (tp), A. Winkler (tb), S.Ateba & Kiliokus (perc), F. Tusques (piano), C. Andreou (vocals). "Les Marins" (1977)
Piano Dazibao (F. Tusques) piano solo, Pradès de lez "Le Moulin (1976)
Vet Aqui Que Tenen Por/Abrisme Galanica (C.Andreou). F. Tusques (piano), C.Andrreou (vocals), M. Marre and J. Mereu (tp), C. Marre (tuba), T. Ledore (electric bass), Philippe (biniou boz), Jean-Louis (bombarde), Kilikus & S.Ateba (percussion). Le Havre in June 1978
L'Heure est la Lutte (F. Tusques) F. Tusques (piano), J. Maka (alto sax), A. Winkler (tb), M. Marre and J. Mereu (tp), Kilikus, A.Mako, C. Marre and Francine (percussion). Le Moulin de Prades le lez 1976
Mar Jo Cantar No Fabia (C. Andreou) Mazir (F. Tusques). F. Tusques (piano), M. Marre (tp), C. Andreou (vocals), Kilikus & S. Ateba (darbuka + congas), T.Ledore (electric bass). La Maison de la Culture du Havre in 1978.
Some beautiful expressive trumpet playing by Michel Marre on the penultimate track!
More L'Intercommunal coming up!