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JEAN-LOUIS MURAT - MUSTANGO (1999)

Posted By: ratus
le meilleur Murat
Album charnière entre l'époque d'avant marquée par l'importance des claviers et des notes longues, berçantes, aériennes sur des paroles romantiques (cheyenne automn, manteau..) et l'après (moujik, Lilith etc) + pop rock ac des textes moins typés "poésie". Ce bijou là recèle les + beaux textes et les + belles musiques. c'est un album parfait pour qui veut bien y pénétrer entierement et partir.

The moody, urgent throb of Jim, the opening track on Jean-Louis Murat's Mustango, is a good example of the typical quality of Murat's work. Using the beautiful voice of Lovage & Elysian Fields vocalist Jennifer Charles and the incredible guitar work of Tom Waits collaborator Marc Ribot, and, of course!, the whole Calexico line-up on the entire album!, this is a wonderful effort that brings to mind the early work of Leonard Cohen with a bighter/folkier touch. Each song is a brooding treasure, filled with lush arrangements and subtle playing that perfectly complement his material. Fans of this type of dark moody pop should give this a careful listen; there are some excellent performances and the language barrier doesn't make a difference. No doubt this is Murat's finest work, the harmnony, the excellence could only been achieved with such an awesome list of collaborators.

Personnel: Eszter Balint Violin / Cyro Baptista Percussion / Oren Bloedow Guitar / Joey Burns Contrabass, Violoncello / Jennifer Charles Voices / John Convertino Percussion, Drums, Vibraphone / Mark Deffenbaugh Guitar / Melvin Gibbs Bass / Ralph Gilmore Drums / John Ginty Wurlitzer / Zev Katz Bass / J. Lewis Drums / John Medeski Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer / Shawn Pelton Drums / Marc Ribot Guitar, Guitar (Electric) / Rosa Russ Background Vocals / Arif St. Michael Background Vocals / Winston Watson Drums / Jean-Louis Murat Harmonica, Piano, vocals

01 - Jim (4:36)
02 - Les Hérons (3:13)
03 - Polly Jean (3:48)
04 - Nu Dans la Crevasse (10:20)
05 - Mustango (4:33)
06 - Bang Bang (7:22)
07 - Belgrade (4:12)
08 - Viva Calexico (3:22)
09 - Les Gonzesses et les Pédés (3:50)
10 - Au Mont Sans-Souci (2:59)
11 - Le Fier Amant de la Terre (3:55)

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