Combining a driving, bohemian, open ambience plenty of room for the instrumentalists to roam guaranteed in the shape of the piece, and the irresistible spoken word voice of none other than Serge Gainsbourg (sampled from 'Ecce Homo Et Caetera') super-spirited French sax player Julien Daïan has bass guitarist Tommaso Montagnani, pianist Edouard Monnin, drummer Octave Ducasse, flautist Cyril Benhamou and flugelhornist Alex Tassel with him on the record. But it's been quite a while since Daïan and pals have been around and so it's a moment for sure to check their new work out.
The piece builds to the full album Cut-Up set for a late-May release and released on the French Paradox label.
Julien Daïan, top. Photo: Renaud Monfourny
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