Capon / Mate / Morris / Rahoerson - S/t LP
Souffle Continu Records present a reissue of Jean-Charles Capon/Philippe Maté/Lawrence "Butch" Morris/Serge Rahoerson, originally released in 1977. "In November 1976, Jef Gilson's phone rang. What a surprise! It was Serge Rahoerson, one of the musicians he had met in Madagascar at the end of the '60s and who had played on his first album Malagasy (FFL 066CD/LP). Rahoerson announced that he was in Paris for a few days. Immediately, Jef wanted to organize a recording session, starting the next day. He thought of a trio including Serge, Eddy Louiss on organ and cellist Jean-Charles Capon, who had also been on one of the trips to Tananarive and so had also known Rahoerson there. Unfortunately, Eddy Louiss had to drop out at the last minute: he was delayed by a session with Claude Nougaro. Jean-Charles Capon had also become a sought-after studio musician since his trip to Madagascar in 1969. He appeared on several key albums on the Saravah label including the now famous Comme À La Radio by Brigitte Fontaine, Un Beau Matin by Areski and Chorus by Michel Roques, without mentioning the album by his own Baroque Jazz Trio. He was also to be found with Jef Gilson for his album on Vogue with the ex-drummer from Miles Davis' first great quintet, Philly Joe Jones, or also in the orchestra led by Jean-Claude Vannier for the album Nino Ferrer & Leggs . . . Jean-Charles Capon and Serge Rahoerson found themselves thus in the studio, with Jef at the controls . . . A saxophonist by training, Jef remembered that Serge was also capable of great things behind a drum kit: he was the improvised drummer on their cover of 'The Creator Has A Master Plan' on the album Malagasy... The great memories came flooding back (the nod on the title 'Orly - Ivato'), and the old magic worked again. Brought in momentarily from Europamerica, Gilson's new big band, in which JC Capon also played, the saxophonists Philippe Maté, from France and the American Butch Morris were invited to record their parts later and Gilson mixed it all as if it had been one single session. The album would not appear until 1977, on Palm, Jef's own label, and was dedicated to the memory of Georges Rahoerson, Serge's father, who had also played on the album Malagasy and who had died prematurely at the age of 51 in 1974..." --Jérôme "Kalcha" Simonneau. Licensed from Palm / Geneviève Quievreux. Remastered from the master tapes. Includes four-page booklet with rare and unpublished photos.