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AZUT: French Chanson, medieval pop and the odd tango, visited or revisited by a quartet of irreductible improvisers:

BRUNO GUASTALLA (VOCALS – BANDONEON – CELLO)

PAUL MEDLEY (CLARINET – BASS CLARINET)

DOMINIC LASH (DOUBLE BASS)

DAVID STENT (GUITAR)

Azut’s new CD recording is available in download or ‘solid’ form, please click below!

This album is mixed to be played on a sound system or on headphones, rather than on laptop speakers!

Where Jacques Brel meets Tom Waits serenaded by bandoneon and clarinet
Where Jules meets Jim whilst Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler agitate for the
United Front
Where the troubadours of seven hundred years past go head-to-head with
Ornette Coleman’s dreams of the shape of jazz to come
Azut
Singing songs of death and longing and dockside shenanigans in a
language that half their audience and this writer can’t make head or tails of
Where the offstage influences of tango and free improvisations mix
it up with the opening chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
Azut
A world without borders
An alternative history
A musical mash up
And now, at last, recorded for posterity, for our delectation and pleasure
Azut
Ahhh Zoot!
Enjoy!

(Patrick Taylor)

1 Le Tourbillon (Serge Rezvani / Jeanne Moreau) 2:06
2 Main Droite Rouge (Nick Cave) 5:41
3 El Panuelito (Juan de Dios Filiberto 1920) 2:47
4 India Song (Marguerite Duras / Jeanne Moreau) 4:36
5 Lonely Woman – Belle Doette (Ornette Coleman – Anon.13th c. )
15:54
6 L’Homme à la Moto (The Diamonds / Edith Piaf) 3:20
7 Amsterdam (Jacques Brel) 3:04
8 Caro Ortolano (Giorgio Mainerio 1578) 3:00
9 Le Front des Travailleurs (Bertold Brecht / Hans Eisler) 3:11
10 Chiens d’pluie (Tom Waits) 2:31

Recorded at Oxford Violins 13-14 April 2014
Recording & Mastering: Samuel Rodgers

Arrangements and translations by Ensemble Azut

Thanks to all those people who have influenced us and continue to do so.

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