Hadouk Trio - Now (2002)

Posted By : intothe | Date : 16 Oct 2008 11:54:00 | Comments : 3 |

Hadouk Trio - Now (2002)
FLAC & mp3 (320k/s) | 370 & 126 MB | scans | Naive ł 57:00
Genre: jazz, world fusion

France's Hadouk Trio channeled musical elements from across the globe to create a uniquely mystical and evocative sound somewhere between jazz and world pop. The Hadouk Trio was led by Paris-born multi-instrumentalist Didier Malherbe, previously known for co-founding with Soft Machine alum Daevid Allen the famed psych-prog outfit Gong.

Malherbe remained with Gong for close to a decade, shepherding the band through myriad personnel and creative changes before exiting in 1978. Throughout his travels Malherbe collected exotic instruments from the far corners of the earth, and after a series of short-lived experimental rock ensembles and a 1980 solo jazz-rock LP, Bloom, in 1994 he embraced world music by forming Hadouk with multi-instrumentalist Loy Ehrlich, a specialist in the hajouj, the African three-stringed bass that, along with the Armenian double-reed instrument the doudouk, gave the project its name. Mahlerbe and Ehrlich initially recorded and toured as a duo, issuing their self-titled debut LP in 1999. With the follow-up, Shamanimal, their ranks swelled to a trio with the addition of American percussionist Steve Shehan, a veteran with stints behind Bob Dylan and Paul Simon on his résumé. Hadouk Now followed in 2002, and two years later the Hadouk Trio issued its first concert LP, Live at Fip. The 2006 release Utopies includes three songs featuring the American trumpeter Jon Hassell. - by Jason Ankeny, AMG

1. Alma Celesta (Steve Shehan) 5:23
2. Théatre des Singes (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich/Steve Shehan) 5:27
3. Barca Solaris (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich) 5:30
4. Nacarat (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich) 7:08
5. Grand Large (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich) 6:12
6. Le Petit Cheval Mopse (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich) 6:33
7. Polar Blues (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich/Steve Shehan) 4:50
8. O'Shehan Drum (Steve Shehan) 2:02
9. Bille en Tete (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich/Steve Shehan) 5:05
10. Échappade (Loy Ehrlich) 1:14
11. Échappée Belle (Didier Malherbe/Loy Ehrlich/Steve Shehan) 7:36

Didier Malherbe (Doudouk, Flutes, Soprano ans Spranino Saxophone)
Loy Ehrlich (Claviers, Kora, Sanza, Hajouj, Sonailles, Grelots and Piano)
Steve Shehan (Percussion)
Peter Herbert (Double Bass) - 3,6
Danyel Waro (Vocals) - 11

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Posted By: rpopovic Date: 16 Oct 2008 15:52:22
Especially nice stuff, thanks a zillion. Do you have cds of any other french fusion bands?
Posted By: cueto Date: 18 Oct 2008 19:04:39
I´d seen amazing HT-Baldamore DVD and I´ll give this a try. Many thanks
Posted By: ljhatlga Date: 09 Apr 2009 14:37:20
Gorgeous stuff! THANKS for introducing them to me with your sharing.