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  • Audio CD (25 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Heavenly Sweetness
  • ASIN: B00B2A3UHM
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123,066 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Note so HighStella Levitt 6:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. DoorstepOctet De Dreux 3:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. ColchiquesEddie Louiss 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A pou zotVS Quartet 6:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. LidoLes Prospections 3:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Israël SuiteRupture 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Le musichienFrançois Tusques19:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Creole GirlNoah Howard 8:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. La musique d'OrphéeChêne Noir 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. RicardoMichèle Roques 5:42£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Heavenly Sweetness records presents their first collaboration with Digger's Digest - a compilation covering a wide spectrum of jazz styles recorded in France from the late 60s to early 80s. Covering Modal, Spiritual, Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Creole-influenced and Library Music, with the focus on rare, obscure and some totally unheard gems, by famous or less well-known names. Featuring François Tusques, Eddy Louiss, Octet de Dreux, Chêne Noir, Sylvain Krief, Noah Howard, Michel Roques and others.

On this disc you will find what seems like an odd assortment of music at first listen. What's the link between the jazz of American exiles like Stella Levitt and Noah Howard, the boundless imagination of the band Chêne Noir and pupils at the Dreux music school? Spirituality, that's what, a heavenly sweetness that reaches back to Father John Coltrane and also a desire to bring a touch of French diversity to American jazz standards. Noah Howard sings about a "Creole Lady", and there's that same Creole feeling about V.S. Quartet's track. Eddy Louiss gives a jazz twist to the popular ditty "Cochiques", Sylvain Krief takes jazz and pop off on his Israel-bound ark, and François Tusques and his Intercommunal group mix jazz, oriental sounds and social demands on a Corsican label! This selection's manifesto is not political but musical - to showcase the rich diversity of a multicultural French tradition. So stop, look and listen!


'Neat collection...there are some killer tracks, including Eddy Louiss's "Colchiques", François Tusques' hypnotic "Le Musichien" (more Don Cherry than Cherry himself), and the Avignon theatre group Chêne Noir's "La Musique d'Orphée".' -- The Independent on Sunday, (Phil Johnson)

'Impressively evocative...a fascinating overview of what was going down at the experimental end of the jazz spectrum in France...most extraordinary of all has to be the oddball Zionist jazz groove of Sylvain Krief's 'Israel Suite'.' -- Shindig!, (Grahame Bent)

'This excellent comp features 10 spiritual jazz and modal tracks...good selection.'

--Echoes, (Laurence Prangell)

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By Andrew Gray on 31 Aug. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Superb compilation very interesting
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. HEATH on 15 Mar. 2013
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The album is superb and somewhat of a surprise. Available on vinyl from all good record shops too! I downloaded it and was disappointed only with the poor bit rate provided. Amazon offered a refund but I didn't take it up. If I were you, I would buy the vinyl...!
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