Roundtrip (1977)

by Don Cherry & Jean Schwarz

  • Catalogue number: TRS26
  • Label: Transversales
  • Format: LP
  • Release date: 27/01/2023
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After more than 45 years forgotten in the personal archives of Jean Schwarz, Transversales Disques is very happy to release this previously unpublished recording which brings together the great Don Cherry and his friend, composer Jean Schwarz, pioneer in electro-acoustic music and member of G.R.M.

This concert was recorded in 1977 at the Paris MIX festival (Théatre Récamier) organised by G.R.M and hosted by director François Bayle. An elegant mix of spiritual jazz and electronic sounds around this astounding quintet made up of JF Jenny Clark, Nanà Vasconcelos and Michel Portal.

Don Cherry : pocket trumpet, vocals, doussn’ gouni, whistles
Jean Schwarz : tape, synthesizers, treatments
Michel Portal : saxophone, bass clarinet, bandonéon
Jean François Jenny Clark : bass
Naná Vasconcelos : percussions

Recorded during G.R.M. Festival : MIX « Musique, Image, eXpérience »;
at Théâtre Récamier, 12/02/1977, Paris. Curated by François Bayle.

Executive production : Jonathan Fitoussi & Sébastien Rosat
Mastering : Benjamin Joubert.
A.D & Graphic design : Jean Philippe Talaga.

Photos: 1977 © Christian Rose – Fastimage

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