20 January 2011

Francois Tusques - L'Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra vol.3




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)

Side 1

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

Side 2

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!

18 comments:

kinabalu said...
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magogiallo said...

fantastique!! Merci

corvimax said...

I dont know much Francois Tusques but want this one because of Michel Marre,
many thanks

IB said...

Ah ah, Tusques de la grande époque ça tapait hein.
Enfin le gars n'est pas mort alors si vous aimez... achetez son nouveau disque "Topolitologie". Indispensable en ces jours où vraiment, ça branle dans le manche.

kinabalu said...

More info on Tusques can be found here on this previous post:

http://inconstantsol.blogspot.com/2007/03/francois-tusques-le-noveaux-jazz.html

Frédito said...

Merci Kinabalu ! L'heure est toujours à la lutte.

hideo said...

merci buckets, kinabalu!! I'm settking down to a Tusques-fest!

serviceton said...

Aha !!
(I guess you knew I'd be by for this K .. - and so I am.)
Another chunk of fascination - there's the music, but also the whole feel and intent of the thing, replete with rich echoes of the social history of the times..

You would not see a back cover like that today (agrarian workers with the proletarian musicians) - unless as a cynical tounge-in-cheek exercise.
I like the way the first tune rolls along - nice set of changes and some enthusiastic singing. Serious and 'righteous' subject though - referencing the violent action group MIR and poor murdered Victor Jara in Chile.

Thanks for another one kinabalu - it's not a free-jazz meltdown, but to me it's another gem!

And it was good of them to inform the public on the cover "Ce n'est pas du disco.."

serviceton said...

A great reminder of Monsieur Tusques' still flourishing recording career brought up by IB in earlier comment.
'Topolitologie' from late last year, is available at http://www.improvising-beings.com/
$US18 - anywhere in the world including postage is a damn good price too. I'm gonna buy a copy.
Have a look at the very cool photo on the same webpage of Tusques and Noel Mcghie

kinabalu said...

I thought you'd be along, S. As I said, I have one more which will be different from the four I have posted, but no less interesting, imho. I have made a note of the 'Topolitologie'. It's on the shopping lis. I'm trying to do this more or less chronologically, so about to head into the 80s, then.

serviceton said...

Ah the 80's ...
You intrigue me sir.
Bring it on !

bventure said...

I'd love to hear this beauty, but all the multiupload links are dead unless I'm missing something?

kinabalu said...
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bventure said...

Many thanks for the new link. I think Vol 1 has gone in FLAC, but the mp3 link is still working. Naturally I'd prefer the FLAC, but mp3 is much better than nothing! I think the other volume's rapidshare links survive, but everyone else seems to have run for the hills.

indigo amatista said...

Infinite Thanks to all The contributors in this Great blog... PLEASE somebody that Reups this particular TREASURE! Please...

(i was born in Chile, Miguel Enríquez is one of the Heroes that pinochet dictadorship killed)

As a musician and cultural worker n researcher I LOVE SO MUCH The Intercommunal, discovered here : the concept, the fusion... also iv got a dear breton friend that made me aware about biniou and bombarde music.... there are so much reasons...

kinabalu said...


New links:

Adrive

Mega

DW said...

Discovery is a wonderful thing. Thanks for this, kinabalu!

Javier Roz said...

Thanks for keep this one kinabalu!