On this and the previous Alan Silva post, he is not playing himself but it's "his" music nonetheless.
These sprawling vistas - like flying and/or floating over vast sky- and landscapes. Immersed but somehow not attached.
On this LP the music has sometimes a dreamlike quality (see/hear "Desert Mirage") and au contraire to his LPs on BYG the music here has a more "structured" sound. Not that I would dislike "unstructured" sounds from Alan Silva or per se...
The Silva - as ever.
ALAN SILVA CELESTRIAL COMMUNICATION ORCHESTRA "DESERT MIRAGE"
Pierre Faure, flute
Carl Schlosser, flute, piccolo
Aldridge Hansberry, flute, alto flute
Karo, alto clarinet
Denis Colin, bass clarinet
Jean Querlier, oboe, cor anglais
Bruno Girard, violin
Pascal Morrow, violin
Didier Petit, cello
Itaru Oki, trumpet, bugle
Jeff Beer, trumpet
Serge Adam, trumpet
Bernard Vitet, trumpet
Michael Zwerin, trombone
Doménico Criseo, trombone
Francois Cotinaud, tenor saxophone
Georges Gaumont, tenor saxophone
Arthur Doyle, tenor saxophone
Philippe Sellam, alto saxophone
Sébastien Franck, alto saxophone
Henri Grinberg, soprano saxophone
Antoine Mizrah, electric bass
Rosine Feferman, bass
Francis Gorge, guitar
Francois Leymarie, electric bass
Jacques Marugg, vibes, marimba, timbales
Adrien Bitan, vibes, marimba
Bernard Drouillet, drums
Gilles Premel, percussion
Alan Silva, conductor
1. Desert Mirage 20:06
2. A D N 08:20
3. After Coda 09:40
1. February The Third (1st Part) 14:41
2. February The Third (2nd Part) 09:29
3. Procession 10:57
Recorded on June 25,26 & 27, 1982 at Aquarium Studio, Paris.
Tr.1 Jean Querlier - Aldridge Hansberry - Itaru Oki - Michael Zwerin
Tr.2 Philippe Sellam - Denis Colin - Jacques Marugg - Bruno Girard - Arthur Doyle - Bruno Girard - Georges Gaumont - Jeff Beer - Jean Querlier
Tr.3 Francois Cotinaud - Pierre Faure
Tr.1 Bruno Girard - Bernard Vitet - Georges Gaumont - Denis Colin - Sébastien Franck - Francois Cotinaud
Tr.2 Jean Querlier
Tr.3 Sébastien Franck - Arthur Doyle - Francis Gorge - Carl Schlosser - Bernard Vitet - Georges Gaumont - Denis Colin