Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Jo Privat, feat. Matelo Ferret - Manouche Partie

Though recorded in 1960, this is a vintage recording, because it contains the most essential collection of tunes for those interested in the gypsy-style, or Manouche, aspect of musette. If you are going to try to put together a swing-musette group, listen to this, learn all the tunes, and you are on the right path. Jo Privat is the ultimate Manouche accordionist, and accompanied by Matelo Ferret, a fine bassist, and an occaisional violin or clarinet, it's one of the swinginest waltz records ever. Musette waltzes are alternated with gypsy swing classics like Dark Eyes, Kalinka, Two Guitars, and Nuages, played by the folks who made them the classics they are today. 

Source : http://www.daddysqueeze.com/news_musette_discography.html

Jo Privat
feat. Matelo Ferret
Manouche Partie

Tracks

1 Valse Des Niglos (Malha)  2:22
2 Les Yeux Noirs (Trad. arr. Privat)  2:56
3 Nuages (Reinhardt)  2:19
4 Songe d’automne (Joyce)*  2:36
5 Les Deux Guitares (Trad. arr. Aznavour)  2:53
6 Minor Swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:15
7 Chez Jacquet (Reinhardt)  2:18
8 Tamboo (Cavez)  2:51
9 Crépuscule (Reinhardt)*  2:39
10 Rêve Bohémien (Privat)  2:29
11 Rythmes Gitans (Privat)*  2:44
12 Java Manouche (Privat)  2:02
13 Kalinka (Trad. arr. Popp)  2:36
14 La Zingara (Privat)*  2:19

*

Personnel
Jo Privat - ac
Jean "Matelot" Ferret - g
Jean Tordo - cl
Jacques Montagne - 2nd g [# 1-3, 5-8, 10, 12, 13]
Jo Privat Jr - 2nd g [# 4, 9, 11, 14]
René (?) Dubois - b
Baptiste "Mac Kak" Reilhes - dr [# 1-3, 5-8, 10, 12, 13]
René Motta - dr [# 4, 9, 11, 14]

Recorded at Pathé-Marconi studios, Boulogne, [# 1-3, 5-8, 10, 12, 13] November 3, 1960, originally released as 10" 33 r.p.m. album 10" album originally named "Manouche Partie", some subsequent editions named "Hommage à Django" ; [# 4, 9, 11, 14] December 16, 1966, originally released with other tracks as 12" 33 r.p.m. LP.
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Manouche Party with accordeonist Jo Privat and Matelo Ferret is one of the best gypsy jazz and musette albums of all time. It’s near impossible to find this French CD in the USA, but Matelo’s daredevil solo on “Dark Eyes” would make an airplane ticket to Paris to buy the disc worthwhile.
Michael Dregni

Source
http://www.amazon.com/Manouche-Partie-Jo-Privat-Matelot-Ferret/dp/B00005OASG

35 comments:

Pippo said...

sound really really good, thank you Melanchthon

lbrunet said...

Thanks a lot!

sudzy said...

We all love the musette!
And if, by chance, anyone ever comes across a Benny Golson album, (lp only) "One More Mem'ry" please post it!

troods said...

always ready for a new musical experience. thanks so much!!

the jazzman said...

Many thanks.

Heervee said...

Really Impatient to carefully listen to Jo Privat. Thanks for this historical post.

PlantDoctor53 said...

You made my day Mel! Thank you. I love Dregni's quote.

jazzy62 said...

Excellent post! Thank you very much for this.

Telecaster Road said...

Mel, Mel, Mel, Mel, Great! Great! Great!
Thank you!

swamielmo said...

bravo mel BRAVO, reminds of when I lived in the Auvergne. I had friends who played the bourree with accordeon and bagpipes.

Phil from Germany said...

Thank you so much for your work!

archer said...

completely irresistible!

much gratitude

Cosmo said...

this disk is fantastic! thank you so much.

your blog is deep with great music, it's hard to know where to start and when to stop . . .

PlantDoctor53 said...

This is making me happy day after day. I can't express my thanks enough to you for this.

Melanchthon said...

Thanks for your enthusiastic comments about this recording, PlantDoctor53.

wouter said...

thank you, mel, this is a lovely album!!

CrunchyFrog said...

Thanks Mel... this is a wonderful discovery!

PlantDoctor53 said...

I never grow tired of listening to this one! It's timeless.

fcapeau said...

Wow, what a souvenir !! as a young man, I saw these men on stage, and it was really tremendous, and in the same time, something friendly and in the family circle. I'll never forgive that. Many thanks, Mel, to remind me some of these old good things .....

adakun said...

Música muy agradable, de toda la vida. Muchas gracias Mel

glinka21 said...

c`It's been several years since this was placed here, and the link no longer works. Any chance of a reupload? The little I've heard of Privat on Youtube indicates he was an exceptional artist--a sort of Django of the accordeon. And your description of this album...? It whets the appetite.

glinka21 said...

No; my apologies. The first two times I tried it, I got a message about a deadlink. Third time was the charm. Thank you for this!

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post Melanchthon.
Thanks a lot.

Unknown said...

Thank you kindly

chuchuni said...

Superbe, merci pour les nouveaux links Mel.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Blue Eyes said...

A must have! thank you very much Mel for the re-up!

Melanchthon said...

http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/cFwcZFsm/file.html
http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/tKNO5ucF/file.html

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you very much Mel!
Pedro

rebf942 said...

Many thanks for reposting, as I'd missed this one previously.

Kovina Kris said...

I actually like accordion when not playing "Lady Of Spain" or other nonsense and this Manuouche Party should be excellent. Thank you!

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Excellent ! I am listening to it right now, the anonymous Hungarian violin player is just as incredible as Jo himself, it is such a pity we do not know this guy's name/bio. Thanks so much MM!

Ghjuvan-Paulu said...

Il y une video sur Youtube ou Joe Privat raconte sa vie, ses débuts, et notamment quand il jouait avec un jeune guitariste encore inconnu, Django.
merci Mel !
;-)

PlantDoctor53 said...

I love this CD (in case you didn't already know that!). I played it just the other day with gratitude to Mel for introducing me to it.