This recording, comprised of two complete Art Ensemble of Chicago albums – Les Stances a Sophie with singer Fontella Bass from 1970 and People in Sorrow from 1969 – offers two very different sides of the group's sound from this key period in their development. Recorded in France and released on the Nessa label in the United States, the two discs show how much in command the AEC were of their strengths even at that early date, though for the record it should be noted that with the exception of Don Moye and Lester Bowie, the trio of Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, and Malachi Favors had been playing together since 1965…
Scion of an illustrious family of musicians - Baro Sarane and Matelo Ferret - without whom the history of jazz in Paris would not be quite the same, the small Boulou had not expected the number of years shine and get noticed in the early 60s by Barclay. Label for which the young guitarist would record a remarkable series of Eps and LPs under the no less remarkable Paris All Stars, led by Alain Goraguer phalanx and its panels were nothing less than Michel Portal, Maurice Vander, Pierre Michelot or Eddy Louiss, among others. The rest - 70 years - will also face a fresh and modern, facing a power and poetic fusion. The entirety of these previously unreleased recordings CD offers a complete look and highly anticipated career we know the young Boulou become a great modern guitar.
When Chet Baker landed in Paris in September 1955, the nightlife of the St. Germain-des-Prés quarter was uninhibitedly competing with New York City’s 52nd Street. American jazz musicians frequently recorded with the local musicians like Henri Renaud, Jean-Louis Viale, Pierre Michelot, Martial Solal, René Urtreger, and Bobby Jasper, as well as American expatriates Dave Amran, Jay Cameron, and Jimmy Gourley.
Throughout the 1970s, conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein was invited to lead the greatest orchestras of the world in a number of concerts that since such time have become legendary. Now, these historic performances are available on DVD for the first time. This Leonard Bernstein collectors's boxed set is the ultimate concert experience on DVD, and it is also the perfect companion to the Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts DVD set.