Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Olivier Gallois et son septuor "Nocturnes pour un sax" Fontana, 196?

This week's LP can be best described as "Baroque Easy Listening". There is hardly a trace of this recording or of this artist on the web. When i picked this one i nearly mistook it for the usual sax lead Easy Listening album, the likes of Fausto Papetti, Fausto Danieli...etc, except that all tracks were originals and there was no trace of any pretty girl on the cover. This was enough to arouse my interest.
What i heard when i first listened to it was without a doubt the work of a young artist much more influenced by the classical european tradition of the saxophone than the afro-american one. This record is beautiful in some parts, nearly amateurish in others (when i say "amateurish i'm not talking about the way instruments are played but about the way tracks are arranged by Olivier Gallois himself). All in all, i think that this LP is too heavy on the sax parts but i can't help but have a deep inclination for it, i'm quite sure that the wordless female chorus plays a great part in my appreciation of this record.
I would really like to have feedbacks about what you think of it so, it would be nice if you could drop a line in the comment section of this post.

Next share will be a library LP from the rare Impala label but since i'll be in Italy from next sunday up to the forthcoming saturday, the update will take place at the very end of next week.


See you soon !



The zip file contains high resolution cover scans and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.

Nocturnes pour un sax


11 Comments:

Anonymous Foulard said...

I like it! It's got a strange, low-key vibe. I wonder what kind of audience it was intended for?

7:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very beautiful , very nice atmosphere.Thanks to bring us great selection as always
pokemi

6:54 PM  
Blogger R. said...

one of my favourite downloads this week. very intriguing sound and instrumentation. lovely!

1:06 AM  
Blogger marty said...

another great record!
thanks!

10:26 PM  
Blogger julioxo said...

Very cool

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Double -O- Soul said...

Trés cool, merci

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, I am a late comer, and the link is no longer valid. Could you please repost?

4:51 PM  
Anonymous JéJé said...

Hi !
The link doesn't work anymore :-(
Could you repair it please ?
I'd like to hear this music.
Thanks.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please put it back, sooooo nice this one!!

5:19 PM  
Blogger SONIK SHOP said...

Bojour, would you be a sport and put the lp back up for us groove lovers??
Regards, son

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The link to "noctures pour un sax" disapered (since such a long time, i can understand) However, could you tell me how to listen to this record. It's just to remember my teen-ager period.
Erick

4:08 PM  

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