In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Monday, July 17, 2017

PAUL PIOT & SON ORCHESTRE

PAUL PIOT & SON ORCHESTRE
FRANCE, 1962, LP 305 V 035, série populaire, Ducretet-Thomson (MONO)

Hello everyone, it’s been a long time!  It took me longer than expected to be ready to rip and post again, but here I am with a first “new” post. 
If you’re into French Jazz or Jazzy “Varietes” orchestras from the 60s - think of Jacques Denjean, Jean-Claude Pelletier, Daniel Janin, Eddie Barclay, Eddie Vartan, Ivan Jullien, Claude Cagnasso … - this is for you. 
A fairly rare LP that I found recently in a box with cheap easy listening records of limited interest, and that, to the best of my knowledge, has never been posted on the web before and never made it to CD format.
The track list is a well-balanced mix of standards and originals with a French touch, composed and arranged by “Bill Ivory” (an alias for Paul Piot),
Paul Piot is better known as an arranger for many French singers and this album is – as far as I could find – his only “Jazz” album.  French Jazz aficionados will recognize several names in the personnel, well-known and respected jazz instrumentalists / soloists such as Guerin, Paquinet, Verstraete, the Hrasco brothers, Alf Masselier ….):

Trumpets:
·       Fred Gerard
·       Maurice Thomas
·       Roger Guerin
·       Vincent Casino (replaces Guerin in Self Service & Up to date)
·       Rene Leger
Trombones:
·       Andre Paquinet
·       Charles Verstraete
Saxophones:
·       Alto: Joe Hrasco & Rene Nicolas
·       Tenor: Pierre Gossez & Marcel Hrasco
·       Baryton: William Boucaya
Guitare:
·       Pol Peguillem
·       Rene Duchossoir (replaces Peguillem in I can’t get started & Too Close For comfort).
Piano
·       Very discreet and not listed: Paul Piot (I assume)
Double bass:
·       Alf Masselier
Drums:
·       Arthur Motta
·       Armand Molinetti (replaces Motta in Lovely & N’importe Quand).

Tracklist
A1            Just One Of Those Things                      1:50

A2            Self-Service *                                            2:25

A3            Bewitched                                                  2:50

A4            N'importe Quand *                                   2:10

A5            Too Close For Comfort                             2:20

A6            Suspense *                                                  2:45

A7            Out Of Now Here                                       2:10

A8            Lovely *                                                       2:50

B1            Up To Date *                                                2:50

B2            There'S A Small Hotel                                2:20

B3            Twentieth Century *                                   2:35

B4            I Can't Get Started                                     2:25

B5            September In The Rain                              2:00

B6            The Kart *                                                   1:45

B7            The Lady Is A Tramp                                 2:20

B8            Jennifer *                                                     2:15

(*) composed and arranged by Paul Piot (as Bill Ivory).

I hope you’ll enjoy it.  I have a few more French, Belgian and Dutch / pan-European big band albums that I plan to post shortly. As usual, comments are much appreciated.

N.B.  Track 13 was corrupted in initial folder. I re-post the individual track 13 for those who have already downloaded the whole folder and I replace the folder by a new one with all the tracks.

8 comments:

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  2. many thanks. glad you're back man. and with such wonderful euro rarities as ever.

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  3. some obscurer French musicians. fascinating -- and good --
    Basie in there music but track 13 is corrupt -- or is it just me ?

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    1. Thanks Zoot. You're right about track 13, hadn't noticed. Here is track 13:
      https://www.mediafire.com/?faqd47vkdsq862h

      I re-load the complete folder also.

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  4. Track 13 was corrupted in the initial folder.
    Here is the folder with the complete album incl. the repaired track 13.
    FLAC : https://www.mediafire.com/?813b923mqmgi2kv

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  5. lightening service as well ! many thanks

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  6. Very impatient to give it a listen. Thank you ! And of course we are more than interested by your big bands !

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  7. Hey, look who's back! Hope you're doing well and that you'll regale us with stories of your travels if you're of a mind to. Either, it's nice to hear from you again.

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