Jef Gilson - Le Massacre Du Printemps - FFL064
Released by SouffleContinu Records, France, 2020
First ever vinyl reissue of highly sought after French experimental jazz from the legendary Jef Gilson. Remastered from the master tapes. Restored artwork + Obi Strip. In 1971, the day after the death of Igor Stravinsky, Jef Gilson and his Unit (Pierre Moret and Jean-Claude Pourtier) made this curious homage to classical music. It is jazz, contemporary and electroacoustic music that the trio interrogate through a wild ‘noise’ session evoking as much John Cage as Pierre Henry, John Coltrane as the Percussions de Strasbourg, the Art Ensemble of Chicago as the Tacet by Jean Guérin.