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Les Stances a Sophie Soundtrack


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  • Audio CD (27 Oct 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Soul Jazz Records
  • ASIN: B001EI5OGM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 285,219 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Theme De Yoyo
2. Theme De Celine
3. Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi (i)
4. Variations Sur Un Theme De Monteverdi (ii)
5. Proverbs (i)
6. Theme Amour Universal
7. Theme Libre
8. Proverbs (ii)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Nov 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a set for inner exploration. Be very quiet, be very still, and let this phenomenal recording by extraordinary musicians take you on an intellectually satisfying emotional journey. I had the original vinyl years ago, lost it in several moves about the country, and am overjoyed to discover it again. You will fall in love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dave copeland on 17 Jan 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Recorded in 1970 this brilliant jazz LP from the Art Esemble of Chicago is now available as a reissue from Soul Jazz records. The main track Theme De Yoyo features the soulful vocals of Fontella Bass accompanied by an amazing horn section. The original sells for about £150.
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7 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Jun 2001
Format: Audio CD
Theme de Yoyo....what more is there to say! Fontella Bass drives along the tumbling percussion and bass line with her fantastic vocals, whilst husband Lester Bowie wiggles on the sax. One of the most brilliant pieces of music ever written.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lightning on 4 Oct 2007
Format: Audio CD
Just to correct Mr. H.C. Orr's review of the above song, the lyrics
of THEME DE YOYO were not written by Fontella Bass,
but by filmmaker and artist Noreen Beasley in Paris 1971.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
great avant jazz 5 Jun 2008
By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a live performance by AEC from 1970. It features Fontellla Bass, Lester Bowie's wife at the time, on vocals.

The music is great. It is mainly bluesy lines with very short bursts of free playing, and good solos. Bass' singing is agressive and soulful. The songs swing and never take themselves seriously--AEC were not purists, and musically, would go anywhere, anytime, usually on a bar's notice.

This is crucial, because AEC came at point when other free-jazzers were getting very heavy, and making musical choices out of ideology rather than the joy of playing. AEC lightens this up. These guys, and this gal, were masters, but masters who liked to have FUN.

If you like Jazz, Blues, or Fontella Bass, or just great music, this one is for you.

---I just want to add a postscript that has nothing to do with the internal workings of the album, but Les Stances a Sohpie does inextricably tie in.

I am a big fan of WFMU, the last great FM freeform station. FMU was one of the few New York metro stations not knocked off the air on 9/11/01. Its transmitor was in New Jersey in those days and I think it still is.

The DJs can play whatever they like, and the station decided to make a stand and stay on the air. They have no news service and decided continue at what they do best; play music. Some DJs acknolaged the attacks and then tried to do their shows as normal to provide a musical oasis. Other's tried to shape their shows around what was happening outside, a horrible challange; what is the RIGHT thing to play during the unthinkable.

The first track on this album was played. It is a challanging and defiant blues, yet a blues none the less. It just worked, for reasons I can't intellectually define. This is a great album on its own, but I am so proud of FMU for its tasteful use of material like this and for being so classy in the face of something no one could have been expected to be able to handle.

As one of the DJ's named their show that day, "walk tall, not stupid."

That is what this music, and WFMU, did for those of us around the new york area that day.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
First-rate avant-garde Jazz 7 April 2013
By Pierre Taminiaux - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It is a great record from 1970. One of the best examples of free music ever produced. It has not aged at all.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Remarkable 16 Aug 2011
By GB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
That one word says it all, buy this record. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Fontella and Lester together, you can't ask more.
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