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Julien Daïan Quintet, Trop C’est Trop (Too Much is Too Much) ****

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') …

Published: 30 Apr 2021. Updated: 6 days.

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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Alfa Mist tops the UK jazz & blues chart: just announced

In the latest UK jazz and blues chart Alfa Mist tops the new chart just announced with Bring Backs released by the US Anti- label. Its high placing represents yet another boost for the UK scene in a chart usually dominated by reissues or daft …

Published: 30 Apr 2021. Updated: 7 days.

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In the latest UK jazz and blues chart Alfa Mist tops the new chart just announced with Bring Backs released by the US Anti- label. Its high placing represents yet another boost for the UK scene in a chart usually dominated by reissues or daft compilations (you know the sort of thing Jazz To Drink Absinthe To or Ultimate Ludicrous Artwork'n'Jazz Vol. 3).

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Uneasy by the new Vijay Iyer trio also charts well appearing at no. 4.

Full chart: here

Read a review of Bring Backs: here

Read a track review from Uneasy: here