Saturday, December 26, 2015

Le Long des Rues with Henri Crolla

Lovely work from Henri Crolla — possibly France's greatest jazz guitarist in the post-Django Reinhardt years ! The package features a wealth of rare 50s material by Crolla — all of which perfectly showcase his sensitive, thoughtful approach to the guitar -- a sound that's almost a precursor of the styles that Baden Powell would record on the French scene a decade later, and a mode that uses the instrument in a much less rhythmically-driven way than some of Henri's predecessors. The first CD features two full albums recorded for the Vega label — Le Long des Rues and Bonsoir Chérie — both of which features Crolla's guitar in front of larger orchestrations, but backings that are still used with enough sensitivity to let the guitar come through strongly. Disc 2 starts with the haunting C'est pour toi que je joue album — a solo guitar set recorded in 1967, relatively early for the genre, and putting Crolla firmly in the company of Laurindo Almeida, Luiz Bonfa, and other Brazilian-bred soloists. The remainder of that disc features rare soundtrack work by Crolla (a key sub-category of his recording career) tracks from the films Histoire D'un Poisson Rouge, Voulez-vous danser avec moi, Montand et Mouloudji, and Saint-Tropez Blues. The package features a whopping 44 tracks in all, and is a great look at this overlooked genius !
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Henri Crolla
Le Long des Rues
(Jazz in Paris)

Tracks

Cd. 1

LE LONG DES RUES
1 A Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg (Joubert)  3:01
2 Sous Les Ponts De Paris (Scotto)  2:21
3 Sur Les Quais Du Vieux Paris (Erwin)  3:18
4 J’ai Deux Amours (Scotto)  2:06
5 Sous Les Toits De Paris (Moretti)  3:22
6 Paris Je T’Aime D’Amour (Schertzinger)  2:32
7 En Avril A Paris (Trenet, Eiger)  2:25
8 Revoir Paris (Trenet, Lasry)  2:31
Recorded in Paris, 1956.

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BONSOIR CHERIE
9 Tout est permis quand on s’aime (Boyer, Heymann)  2’23
10 Le chaland qui passe (Parlami d'amore, Mariu) (Neri, Bixio)  2’53
11 Si jolie (Marnay, Gérard)  2:56
12 Ramona (Wolfe Gilbert, Wayne, Heymann)  2:19
13 My melancholy Baby (Norton, Burnett)  2:38
14 Little White Lies (Donaldson)  2:38
15 Vous qui passez sans me voir (Poterat, Sylviano)  2:40
16 Premier rendez-vous (Rougeul, Crolla, Laurence)  2:58
17 Amour, mon cher amour (Rougeul, Crolla, Laurence)  2:58
18 Rose-Marie (Harbach, Hammerstein II)  2:23
19 Poinciana (Bernier, Simon)  3:27
20 Bonsoir chérie (Goodnight Sweetheart) (Noble, Campbell, Connelly, Valles)  2:42
Recorded in Paris, 1957.


Cd. 2

C'EST POUR TOI QUE JE JOUE
1 O Guitares (Crolla)  1:31
2 Porte de Choisy (Crolla)  2:13
3 Sérénade à une Parisienne (Crolla)  1:29
4 Gas-oil (Crolla)  1:26
5 Les deux Plumes (Crolla)  1:32
6 Improvisation I (Crolla)  2:42
7 Mon Chien (Crolla, Hodeir)  1:35
8 Léon la Lune (Crolla)  1:35
9 Paradis (Crolla)  2:28
10 La Chapelle (Crolla)  1:41
11 Saint Paul De Vence (Crolla)  3:08
12 Blues II (Crolla)  3:05
13 Improvisation II (Crolla)  2:26
Recorded in Paris, 1957

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INEDITS - ESQUISSES POUR LE CINEMA

Saint-Tropez Blues (1960)
14 Saint-Tropez Blues (Danzas, Crolla)  3:19
15 Tumbleweed (Prévert, Crolla)  2:21

Le Bonheur est pour demain (1960)
16 Générique (Crolla)  3:47
17 Alain & Annie (Crolla)  1:09
18 Fugue (Crolla)  1:22
19 Souvenir d’Henri (Crolla, Hodeir)  3:08

Histoire d’un poisson rouge (1959)
20 Loterie (Crolla, Hodeir)  3:44
21 Usine (Crolla, Hodeir)  2:46

Voulez-vous danser avec moi ? (1959)
22 Voulez-vous danser avec moi ? (Crolla, Hodeir)  3:08

Chanson pour Montand et Mouloudji (1958-59)
23 Monsieur Petit Louis (Simonin, Crolla)  3:51
24 Paris au coeur tendre (Camus, Crolla)  2:33


Personnel
Henri Crolla - g
Accompanied by a large Orchestra (cd1

Recorded in Paris, between 1956 & 1957

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13 comments:

rowgatien said...

Magnifique guitariste! M'a fait pensé à Jacques Tati (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot). People should really discover this man. Mille Merci

Copacetic47 said...

merci beaucoup

FrankDell said...

More Crolla is magnifique.

woland said...

Huff... "File owner's public traffic exausted".
How can I get this?
This Henri Crolla revival is simply fantastic, thank you for giving us the opportunity to listen to this forgotten interesting artist.

jazzyjohnny said...

This looks great. Any chance of reviving the link?
Many thanks for this great blog anyway.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you so much Mel!

musician3 said...

GREAT.................THANK YOU FOR ALL

deGallo said...

Lovely! Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...


Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

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bho wani said...

Cool ! Thanks a lot, Mel !

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!