27 June 2013


This is a post on behalf of E-mile.

Let us read what he says about this recording and how he came to post it:

Well, I made a mess of things...
also way back in the days when I recorded
this music....
Memory doesn't serve me well, but it seems I rented
the CD version of the Jean-Louis Mechali album...
Not the vinyl.
A TDK cassette 90 minutes is 45 minutes A+B each.
I would program the CD-player in order to get as close
to those minutes as I could.
In other words: I didn't tape the whole darn thing!
If you want to hear all of this, spend at least 18 euro's
and try to obtain this CD:

This is the original CD version's tracks:

1.5:30 ricochets
2.8:16 lembranca
3.4:19 dream-ambulation dans la ville blanche
4.4:31 halogene
5.4:28 villa les mimosas
6.8:50 la grive ... envine
7.4:59 la criee
8.2:43 big bang
9.5:37 ballade a contre-jour
10.2:48 tamaris marine
11.3:27 la galerie aux portraits
12.4:46 night light + halflight
13.2:34 the underdog
14.3:47 derive de chaleur
15.3:42 le fil du temps

info from:

This is what is on the LP version (without the 2nd set):

A1 Halogène 4:28
A2 Ballade À Contre Jour 5:33
A3 Villa Les Mimosas 4:25
A4 Big Bang 2:41
A5 The Underdog 2:32
B1 "La Grive"... Enfin 8:47
B2 Tamaris Marine 2:44
B3 Night, Light, And Half Light 4:42
B4 Dérive De Chaleur 3:43

info from discogs:

And this is what I got on tape:

1-Underdog 2.34
2-Tamaris Marine 2.48
3-Night Light and Halflight 4.46
4-Derive De Chaleur 3.47
5-Ballade a Contre-Jour 5.37
6-Villa des Mimosas 4.28
7-Halogene 4.31
8-La Grive + Enfin 8.47
9-Lembranca 8.16
10-Ricochets 5.30

Alto Saxophone – Philippe Sellam
Drums, Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion – Jean-Louis Mechali
Double Bass – Jean-Jacques Avenel
Piano – Jacques Labarrière

Recorded at Studio Adam, Feb 1987.

hope you enjoy the music,
it's in decent 320 mp3,
alas no FLAC for ancient TDK cassettes [:-)

(Update - new rip courtesy mew23 in comments)


onxidlib said...


James Manion said...

Thanks onxidlib, quirky in a good way.

Anonymous said...

totally new for me, thanks much!


E-mile said...

James, thank you for the Quirky classification, when I heard this back after so many years, quirky is indeed a good way to describe this music [:-) Our good friend Mew23 posted (in response) a post over at ROAL with the - impossible to find- 2CD set of Jean-Louis Mechali's 1993 Cine-Club cd (just as quirky, trust me) and I will ask him if it's OK to share it her at The Sol....
so stay tuned.
peace, E-mile

E-mile said...

thanks Onxidlib for sharing it here!

mew23 said...

Here's a rip of the CD "Tie-Break + 2e Set" (1988), with scans. For the CD edition a second set of six pieces was added to the original LP content.

onxidlib said...

Hi Mew - that's great - thank you for the upgrade plus!

E-mile said...

Thanks a lot Mew23 for completing the album!

Nick said...

Thanks to all for this one

James Manion said...

Thanks Mew23, really appreciate the upgrade.

sotise said...

thanks mew!

francisco santos said...

re post, please ...
THX !...

Ernst Grgo Nebhuth said...


James Manion said...

Thank you!

francisco santos said...


bhowani bhowani said...

Many thanks, Ernst !