Friday, March 31, 2017

Sacha Distel - Jazz Guitarist (1954-1968)

Long overdue - and totally great ! This beautiful 2CD set brings together all the early jazz recordings of Sacha Distel an artist who went onto become a pop vocalist in 60s France, but who was a great jazz guitarist in his early days ! Distel was a key part of the transition in French jazz of the 50s — as he took the guitar, and played in a style that was much more modern than that of older Parisian players — especially Django Reinhardt. His playing had a clean and clear approach that was really great, and which shines anew again in this excellent package. The set features work from the following sessions : an orchestral date with backing by Billy Byers ; a quintet session with Bobby Jaspar ; another quintet date with Hubert Fol on piano ; the soundtrack to the Roger Vadim film Les Sept Péchés capitaux ; and a stunning album recorded in 1968 with Slide Hampton. This last session is especially great, as it was a "back to jazz" date for Distel, and featured some great orchestrations that mixed together light orchestrations from Hampton, breezy guitar, and even a bit of bossa...
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Sacha Distel
Jazz Guitarist

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Olympia Orgy (Byers)  2:43
2 On serait des Chats (Byers)   3:03
3 'Round About Midnight (Monk)  3:29
4 No 1 For Sacha (Byers)  2:59
5 Thanks Bill (Byers)   2:54
6 Avec ces Yeux-La (Legrand)  4:12
7 Piece of Pizza (Byers)   3:19
8 Blues For Tiny (Byers)  3:28
9 Scoth Bop (Byers)  2:47
10 Everything Happens to Me (Adair, Dennis)  4:18
11 Competition (Byers)  3:29
12 Sacha, Bill et Bobby (Byers)  4:57
13 No Sad Song For Sacha (Byers)   3:46
14 Stop and Go (Byers)  2:55
15 Half Nelson (Davis)  4:46
16 I'll Remember April (Raye, DePaul)  5:24

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Cd. 2

1 Marina [aka La Belle Vie] (Distel)   4:13
2 Blue Waltz de L'Orgueil (Distel)  4:48
3 Felicidade (Moraes, Jobim)  3:53
4 The Good Life (Distel)  3:34
5 Girl From Ipanema (Moraes, Jobim)  3:54
6 Francine (Distel)  3:38
7 Bird (Hampton)  3:16
8 Living Room (Hampton)   3:25
9 Who Can Tell Me Why ? (Hampton)  3:14
10 Saki (Hampton)/ Nuages (Reinhardt)  9:56

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Personnel
[Cd. 1, # 1-8] Sacha Distel - Jazz d'aujourd'hui (LP 25cm Versailles 2010)
Sacha Distel - g
Jean Liesse - tp
Billy Byers - tb & arr. [# 3 out]
Georges Grenu - ts
William Boucaya - bs & cl b
Gene Di Novi - p [# 2 & 6]
Pierre Michelot - b
George Duvivier - b [# 3 & 6]
Christian Garros - dr
Charles Saudrais - dr [# 3 & 6]
Recorded in Paris ;  May 28 [# 3 & 6], & June 1 & 2, 1956
[Cd. 2, # 9-12] Bobby Jaspar et Sacha Distel (EP Versailles 90 302)
Sacha Distel - g
Bobby Jaspar - ts
Billy Byers - tb & arr. [# 12]
René Urtreger - p
Benoit Quersin or Paul Rovère - b
Al Levitt - dr
Recorded in Paris ; September 11 [# 9-11], & 12 [# 12], 1957
[Cd. 2, # 13-14] Bobby Jaspar et Sacha Distel (extracts from France-U.S.A. - LP Versailles 8020)
Same as above, except
Billy Byers is out
Bobby jaspar - ts & fl [# 14]
Recorded in Paris ; September 11, 1957
[Cd. 2, # 15-16] (extracts from Jazz Boom n° 1 - LP Philips 77 101)
Sacha Distel - g
Hubert Fol - as
René Urtreger - p
Pierre Michelot - b
Baptiste "Mac Kac" Reilles - dr
Recorded at the Appollo-Théâtre, Paris ; May, 1954
[Cd. 2, # 1 & 2] Sacha Distel - Les 7 Péchés capitaux/L'Orgueil (Ep Philips 432 760)
Sacha Distel - g
Bernard - Hulin - tp
Raymond Le Sénéchal - org
Pierre Michelot - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded at the Studio Blanqui, Paris ; December 6, 1961
[Cd. 2, # 3-10] Sacha Distel - Back to Jazz with Slide Hampton (LP EMI 2C 062 10 025)
[# 3-6]
Sacha Distel - g
Slide Hampton - tb & arr.
Gérard Gustin - p
Paul Piguillem - g
Paul Rovère - b
Marcel Blanche - dr
Accompanied by a large orchestra
Recorded in Paris ; November 12, 1968
[# 7-10]
Sacha Distel - g
Slide Hampton - tb & arr.
Tony Fisher, Eddie Blair, Bobby Haughey, Duncan Campbell - tp
Nat Peck, Ted Barker, Bobby Lamb, Gibb Wallace - tb
Roy Willow, Ronnie Chamberlain - as
Keith Bird, Tommy Whittle - ts
Don Honeywell - bs
Laurie Holloway - p
Frank Clark - b
Ronnie Stevenson - dr
Recorded in London ; November 19, 1968
[Cd. 2, # 10 (Nuages)] Sacha Distel et son trio - Altitude 10 500 (extract from Philips 45t/m – médium B 372662 F)
Sacha Distel - g
Other musicians unknown
Recorded in the... clouds, on the Air France Caravelle "Alsace" ; April 17, 1959 ?

See also, in french
http://www.about-django.com/contemporain/sacha_distel/sacha_distel.php

About "Nuages", see (in french)
http://www.djangostation.com/Altitude-10-500,155.html

19 comments:

PgUpPgDn said...

Hey Mel, something wrong happened with CD1?

jessouaffe said...

he sure was a better guitar player than a driver.

Thanks a million.

Copacetic47 said...

many many thanks

bluebird said...

Thank you Mel for this wonderful post of Sacha Distel and I was very pleased to see it still here.
A great loss to jazz but I guess he could make more money in the world of pop.

Jellyroll said...

Can I have the password?

Thanks in advance.

jose arboleda said...

muchas gracias.

fcapeau said...

What a great GPlayer he was !
Thanks, Mel for this splendid post.

Pernath said...

Thanks Mel!
Could you please re-up this link?
Please, please...

musician3 said...

EXCELLENT.............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

deGallo said...

Marvelous. Thank you.

AmyBRAINS said...

Yes, it's really a marvelous post!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel,splendid.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Chris said...

Thanks Mel such a great guitarist

Anonymous said...

Please, Artwork again .....

Melanchthon said...

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daniel genovese said...

Thank you

sep troelstra said...

Thanks a lot!!

Kovina Kris said...

This one looks super. Thank you Mel!