Fabiano Orchestra"Creole" 1979 French Jazz Funk Fusion

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Fabiano Orchestra "Buttefly Island" 1979 France jazz funk

A rare gem from percussionist JF Fabiano – a really unique little set of jazzy grooves that was recorded in Martinique, and features musicians both from the European and American scenes of the 70s! There's some mighty great horn work on the set – thanks to work from guests Clifford Jordan on flute, Marvin Peterson on trumpet, and Carter Jefferson on soprano sax and tenor – but the real strength of the album comes from the rhythms – which are a complicated blend of Fabiano's work on drums, gong, kalimba, and other percussion – then augmented by other percussionists, and electrified with some sweet work on Fender Rhodes, clavinet, mini moog, and guitar! The result is a record that's got the sharpness of a fusion outing, but the organic touches of a spiritual jazz set – all crafted in a space that's far away from the influence of mainstream studios of the time. Bunny Brisset-Fabiano sings on a few tracks, but most of the set is instrumental – and titles include "Half Moon Bay", "West Indian Meditation", "Butterfly Island", "Pointe Des Chateaux", "Creole", and "For Ca Change"....

"Highly anticipated Superfly reissue of French west-indies jazz fusion holy grail LP. Includes the rare groove classic 'Pointe Des Chateaux' and the deep tropical groovers 'Fo Ca Change' and 'Creole.' Once again, beautiful quality repress with paste on gatefold covers and 180 gram vinyl, strictly limited to 1000 copies."....

One the best west indies jazz funk album I've ever heard ! Drummer JF Fabiano gathered an extended dream team of 24 jazz men including Steve Mc Call, Hannibal Peterson, Clifford Jordan, Alain Bellaïche, Gilbert Coco... This album has just an unique sound with this fantastic complex mix of watered funk jazz compositions by Fabiano and his pairs.....

A1 Half Moon Bay
A2 Fo Ça Changé
A3 Créole
A4 Rastaman Rock
A5 West Indian Meditation
B1 Butterfly Island
B2 Fusion (Manhattan Pulse)
B3 Pointe Des Châteaux