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Bestellnr.: FS 0951
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MICHEL DeVILLERS
Low Reed - Complete Small Group Sessions 1949-1956
FRESH SOUND
Michel de Villers (1926-1992) was one of the most influential French reed players in modern jazz, known by most of his fellow musicians by his nickname: "Low reed." From a very young age, de Villers excelled on alto sax and clarinet. After gaining the attention of fans and musicians as an amateur, he was hired by Django in 1946. Shortly afterwards he began recording as a leader, improvising with cohesive drive and swinging passion, with a clear tone and vocabulary straight from the leading swing alto players-Benny Carter, Willie Smith and Johnny Hodges.
Looking to achieve a more modern sound, he adopted the baritone as his main instrument in 1949, swinging authoritatively with a muscular fullness of tone, but with the initial fierceness of his attack tempered by the cool influence, of Bird first, and Mulligan later. His skill as a soloist and improviser put him among the best European baritonists when Jazz-Hot awarded him from 1950 onwards first place in their annual readers' poll. This led to calls from American jazzmen on their way through Paris. His fame spread to the United States when in 1956 he was voted one of the best new baritone players by the Down Beat international critics' poll.
This CD set contains all his small-group recording sessions as a leader during his most prolific years (1946-1956). The way he makes his sounds swing so naturally may lead one to believe that perhaps others possessed better technique or ideas; but the truth is few surpassed Michel de Villers in soul and feeling. In his own words: "I get bored deeply when it does not swing."
Sources:
Tracks #1 & 3, from Swing SW. 239
Tracks #2 & 4, from Swing SW. 246
Tracks #5 & 6, from Swing SW. 276
Track #7, from Swing SW. 290
Track #8, unreleased Swing recording
Track #9, from Swing SW. 282
Track # 10, from Swing SW. 290
Tracks #11-16, from "Jazz for Dance, Vol. 1" (Ducretet Thomson 250V001)
Tracks #17-20, from Decca EFS 450.511
Tracks #21-24, from Decca EFS 450.605
Personnel on tracks #1-4: MICHEL DE VILLERS et son Quintette Michel de Villers, alto sax; André Persiany, piano; Jean Bonal, guitar; Georges Hadjo, bass; André Baptiste "Mac-Kac" Reilles, drums, vocals on #4
On #4: Georges Martinon, drums, replaces "Mac-Kac"
Recorded in Paris, October 16, 1946
Personnel on tracks #5-7: MICHEL DE VILLERS et son Quintette Michel de Villers, alto sax; Jean-Claude Fohrenbach, tenor sax; André Persiany, piano; Georges Hadjo, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Recorded in Paris, March 12, 1948
Personnel on tracks #8-9: MICHEL DE VILLERS et son Orchestra Claude Dunson, trumpet; Michel de Villers, alto sax; Jean-Claude Fohrenbach, tenor sax; Jacques Denjean, piano; Harry Montaggioni, guitar; Alf "Totole" Masselier, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Recorded in Paris, May 5, 1948
Personnel on track #10: MICHEL DE VILLERS et son Quintette Michel de Villers, alto sax; Jacques Denjean, piano; Harry Montaggioni, guitar; Alf "Totole" Masselier, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums.
Recorded in Paris, May 5, 1948
Personnel on tracks #11-16: MICHEL DE VILLERS Swingtet Michel de Villers, alto & baritone sax; André Persiany, piano; Jacques "Popoff" Medvedko, bass; Bernard Planchenault, drums.
Recorded in Paris, Spring of 1954
Personnel on tracks #17-20: MICHEL DE VILLERS et son Orchestra Charles Verstraete, trombone; Hubert Fol, alto sax; Maurice Meunier, tenor sax; Michel de Villers, baritone sax; Geo Daly [as L. Jackson], vibes; André Persiany, piano, arrangements; Alix Bret, bass; Bernard Planchenault, drums.
Recorded in Paris, 1954
Personnel on tracks #21-24: MICHEL DE VILLERS et son Orchestra André "Teddy" Hameline, alto sax; André Debonneville, tenor sax; Michel de Villers, baritone sax; André Persiany, piano, arrangements; Paul Rovere, bass; Roger Paraboschi, drums.
Recorded in Paris, April 13, 1956
Photos from the FSR archives
Recordings compiled for CD release by Jordi Pujol
Hi Fi / Mono · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered

Einzeltitel:

  1. How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis) 2:58
  2. Sweet Lorraine (Parish-Burwell) 2:42
  3. Shufflin' at the Hollywood (Lionel Hampton) 2:48
  4. Blues at Eleven (Michel de Villers) 2:51
  5. Lover Man (Davis-Sherman-Ramírez) 3:10
  6. The Small Bag (Michel de Villers) 2:45
  7. I'm Sorry (Michel de Villers) 3:04
  8. Working Eyes (Tyree Glenn) 2:58
  9. Stuffy (Coleman Hawkins) 2:49
  10. I Surrender Dear (Barris-Clifford) 3:27
  11. Fisher's Wife (Michel de Villers) 3:55
  12. I Can't Get Started (Vernon Duke) 3:33
  13. Over the Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg) 4:23
  14. Indiana (MacDonald-Hanley) 4:03
  15. Let's Try Again (Michel de Villers) 3:28
  16. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) 4:14
  17. These Foolish Things (Marvell-Strachey) 2:42
  18. Cat on the Stairs (Michel de Villers) 2:04
  19. I Only Have Eyes for You (Warren-Dubin) 2:15
  20. Penitas de amor (Claude P. Armand Artur, aka "Arture") 2:33
  21. Somebody Loves Me (Gershwin-MacDonald-DeSylva) 2:30
  22. Portrait of Django (Jean-Pierre Sasson) 2:28
  23. Happy Flying Carpet (Michel de Villers) 3:00
  24. Don't Blame Me (McHugh-Fields) 3:14



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