Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz - 20eme Anniversaire (1976)

This magnificent double album was rereleased in the late '80s on two individual CDs; I have the first, and it has become as familiar to me as any recording in my collection. I love it! From the first notes of "Liberté," I was enchanted. Now that I've digitized the double set, I have double the pleasure!

While intending to post this treasure before Xmas or New Year's or Kwanza or whatever holiday you may observe, ordinary life thwarted my goal. I did refer to the wonderful Aboubacar Siddikh YouTube channel to supplement the metadata on these tracks. I encourage you to read more informed analysis of this recording there, where you may also stream the songs.

Enjoy LP1 and LP2!

You may have noticed that I love the music created by Franco and the incredibly talented host of musicians who participated in T.P. O.K. Jazz. In case you missed them, I have other Franco posts with some of his greatest records here, here, here, here and here.