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3500 posts in 12 years
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Rideau !, at last on CD

Rideau! is available on CD on Klang Galerie, an Austrian labl. It was Un Drame Musical Instantané's second album, originally released in 1980 on the group's own GRRR label. Since its creation in 1976, featuring Jean-Jacques Birgé, Bernard Vitet and Francis Gorgé, the group has decided to promote collective musical creation, co-signing their albums, which they consider as artworks in themselves, or their live shows which they try to renew every time they play. Un Drame borrowed their sources from rock (synthetizer player Birgé and guitarist Gorgé, both authors of the album, Défense de); jazz (trumpeter Vitet who founded the first free jazz band in France, together with François Tusques, as well as Michel Portal who played with many American and European jazzmen); classical modern music; as well as movies or world news; they were the first in France to give a new impetus to live music on silent films. Birgé and Gorgé also recorded a duo album that was mentioned on the infamous Nurse With Wound list, Défense de. On Rideau!, you will hear their wild mix of styles, a very original, unclassifiable, inventive music, which drifts from jazz to electronic music and contemporary music. Remastered in 2016 and with a lot of bonus tracks, amongst them the track that appeared on United Dairies' compilation album In Fractured Silence for the first time in its full length! Track list: 1. M'enfin 2. Rideau! 3. La critique 4. Pas besoin d'espérer pour entreprendre ni de réussir pour persévérer 5. Tunnel sous la Manche 6. La peur du vide 7. Légitime défense 8. Le directeur paiera pour ses crimes

Birgé's new writings

Besides drame.org and Mediapart, Jean-Jacques Birgé writes articles for other publications as La Revue du Cube (Le sens de la vie), Citizen Jazz which celebrates its 15th Anniversary on Internet but for real this time (Cent soleils), le Cahier de l'Herne on/with Michel Houellebecq (Établissement d'un ciel d'alternance), as the most recent...

Birgé, new member of Controlled Bleeding ?

Jean-Jacques Birgé should become a member of New York group Controlled Bleeding led by Paul Lemos for their next album... Read (in French) : Mon remix de Controlled Bleeding accélère sur le Blog !

Podcast webSYNradio still available

Jean-Jacques Birgé proposes a playlist from 1975 to 1999 (incl. a 2016 bonus), 18 unissued pieces on Internet, even on drame.org !

Swing Passions, new CD
by Michèle Buirette

Michèle Buirette wrote original texts inspired by melodies by Gus Viseur, Jo Privat, Tony Murena, Django Reinhardt, Sonny Rollins... It's a refreshing adaptation of the famous jazzmusette. Michèle sings and plays accordion, with Hervé Legeay and Max Robin on guitars, Moïra Montier-Dauriac on double-bass, Elisabeth Keledjian on drums, Linda Edsjö on percussion, Lucien Alfonso on violin, Antonin-Tri Hoang on clarinet and sax alto...
Swing Passions, issue on September 23 2016.

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