samedi 20 septembre 2008

Hector Zazou - Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses (1991)



Hector Zazou died in Paris on September 8th. He was 60 years old.

On October 6, his last record will be released by Crammed Discs: In the House of Mirrors, featuring musicians from India and Uzbekistan (Toir Kuziyev, Milind Raikar, Ronu Majumdar, Manish Pingle), and Western guests such as Nils Petter Molvaer, Diego Amador, Carlos Nunez, Zoltan Lantos  and Bill Rieflin (former drummer of R.E.M.).

Zazou is now beyond the mirror...

As a tribute to this so creative French musician and producer, we could listen to this 1991 album, Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses (it won a Victoires de la musique award in 1992). Traditional songs from Corsica are surrounded by a instrumental tapestry featuring among others Steve Shehan (percussions), Richard Horowitz (ney), Manu Dibango (sax), Jon Hassell (trumpet), Ryuichi Sakamoto (piano), Christian Lechevretel (trumpet), Pierre Chaze (guitars), Renaud Pion (sax soprano), Lightwave (electronics), John Cale (piano), Shaymal Maltra (tablas)...

It is a splendid album where traditions from the past meet the new musical technologies...

Sacred music, lyrical inspiration, and delicate electronic soundscapes are the main features of this album: it will never be outdated...

Zazou, we will not forget you !

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3 commentaires:

Duck a dit…

Thanks for this disc - I've been looking for it for years. Zazou was a genius and will be missed.

drfeelgoed a dit…

thanks, looking forward to listening to this!

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