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Ellington on the air

by Louis Sclavis Sextet

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Jubile Stomp 01:26
Mode Indigo 07:25
Caravane 01:17
Heaven 01:05
J'oublie 05:04
Prelude 10:52
Caravalse 09:15
Bakiff 03:46


Ouch! Records is proud to present a seminal album of French Jazz for the first time on vinyl. Originally released in 1992 and winner of the Django d'Or prize “Best French Jazz record of the year” in 1993, the CD has long been out of print.
Ellington on the air is more than just a tribute to Duke Ellington: it's a real recreation. As Louis Sclavis himself reminds us: "Neither parody nor embalming, but presence, point of departure, common thread, inspirer".

Sorti en 1992, Django d’or 1993 dans la catégorie « Meilleur disque de jazz français de l’année », le disque était épuisé et introuvable. Ouch ! Records le propose pour la première fois en vinyle

Voulu comme une suite à sa création en sextet en hommage à Duke Ellington pour le Festival de Jazz de Paris, le disque est enregistré aux Gimmick Studio, à Yerres en 1991. Au coté de Louis Sclavis : Yves Robert (trombone), Dominique Pifarély (violons acoustique & électrique), François Raulin (piano, claviers), Bruno Chevillon (contrebasse) et Francis Lassus (batterie).
Ellington on the air est beaucoup plus qu’un simple hommage à Duke Ellington : c’est une véritable recréation. Comme Louis Sclavis le rappelle lui-même : « Ni parodie, ni embaumement, mais présence, point de départ, fil conducteur, inspirateur ».


released August 10, 2017

Louis Sclavis - Clarinet, BassClarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Dominique Pifarely- Electric and Acoustic Violin
Yves Robert-Trombone
François Raulin-Piano, Keyboards, Melodica
Bruno Chevillon-Accoustic Bass
Francis Lassus-Drums, Fedounoun, Kélès

Louis Sclavis plays Selmer instruments
Francis Lassus plays Sonor drums and Sabian cymbals/Yves Robert plays a Courtois trombone/Bruno Chevillon plays a bass made by Jean Auray/Dominique Pifarely plays a Kopo electric violin made by Frédéric Pons.
This program was specially created for "Festival de Paris- 1990, at Mr André Francis request.

Recorded at Gimmick Studio (Yerres - France) in December 1991 except Black and Tan Fantasy recorded live at Théâtre d'Aubagne on February 11th, 1992 by Sylvio Soave
Engineers : Philippe Teissier du Cros assisted by Olivier Saltiel (Studio) and
Remasterised by Philippe Teissier du Cros (Studio Boxson) in March 2016
Translation : Coline Vandenberghe & Eleonord sclavis
Florent De Cornet


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