Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Henri Crolla - Quand refleuriront les lilas blancs ?

This compilation collects two sessions from 1955 by guitarist Henri Crolla, a talented but quirky musician whose behavior rivaled the late Django Reinhardt, even if he was not as advanced a player as the legendary Gypsy. The first six tracks feature pianist Martial Solal (who recorded under the pseudonym Lalos Bing), bassist Emmanuel Soudieux, and drummer Jacques David, with the band exploring a number of popular French songs in a rather subdued bop setting, along with standards like "Have You Met Miss Jones?" and "I Only Have Eyes for You." The routine is fairly set, with Crolla's understated solos followed by a brief chorus from Solal and none of the tunes stretching much beyond the two-minute mark. The remaining seven selections have Maurice Vander taking over on piano and tenor saxophonist Maurice Meunier (vibraphonist Michel Hausser is listed as present on all tracks but is not audible on any of them), with the group focusing exclusively on American standards and one bop favorite. Fortunately this group is able to stretch out a bit more, with Crolla showing off his chops a bit more and Meunier switching to clarinet for several cuts, highlighted by the brisk, playful renditions of "Sweet Georgian Brown" and Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite." Like many artists in the Universal Music Jazz in Paris reissue series, Henri Crolla may not be a familiar name to many jazz fans, but his music is well worth exploring.
Ken Dryden

Source : http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/music/Jazz-Paris-Quand-Refleuriront-Les-Henri-Crolla-Martial-Solal/044001841828-item.html?ikwid=henri+crolla&ikwsec=Music

Henri Crolla
Quand Refleuriront
Les Lilas Blancs ?


1 Quand Refleuriront Les Lilas Blancs ? (Dölle)  1:51
2 Je cherche après Titine (Daniderff)  1:54
3 Have You Met Miss Jones ? (Hart, Rodgers)  2:13
4 La Romance de Maître Pathelin (Bazin)  1:49
5 Ay, Ay, Ay (Freire)  2:03
6 I Only Have Eyes for You (Dubin, Warren)  2:16
7 Love for Sale (Porter)  3:59
8 September Song (Anderson, Weill)  4:27
9 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  2:51
10 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Casey, Pinkard)  3:52
11 Solitude (DeLange, Mills)  5:11
12 Yardbird Suite (Parker)  3:45
13 Tenderly (Gross, Lawrence)  5:41


[# 1-6]
Henri Crolla - g
Lalos Bing (aka Martial Solal) - p
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
Jacques David - dr
Recorded in Paris ; November 1955
[# 7-13]
Henri Crolla - g
Maurice Meunier - cl, ts
Michel Hausser - vb
Maurice Vander - p
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
Jacques David - dr
Recorded in Paris ; June 1955


salience said...

Good selections today, tx much!

yewsta said...

Intriguing - I'd like to give this a try - thanks a lot.

amhr said...

what is the password?

Zorn said...

Restore, please :)
It is thankful in advance!

With the best regards,
Alexander from Russia

Zorn said...

Thank You!

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Melanchthon said...


deGallo said...

Thank you.

kristophermc28 said...

thanks Mel!