max cilla - la flute des mornes volume 1

18.00 €


New or Used : reissue new

Media : LP

Grading cover / record : S / S (?)

Label : Sofa Records / Bongo Joe

Year : 2017

Pressing : BJR005.SR002

Country : Martinique

Details / Info

First time reissue of this essential West Indies spiritual Jazz album by Sofa Records and Bongo Joe Records, featuring the great jazz pianist Georges-Edouard Nouel !
Born in 1944 on Martinique island, Max Cilla worked his whole life to resurrect the bamboo flute played by his forebears in the fields from the relative oblivion into which it had fallen in the early 20th century. At first, Max Cilla built them. He went up into his native coastal hills to manufacture them according to traditional rules used in India. Using a simple piece of rough wood, he fabricated a noble instrument of great « historical » significance that showed the way for a younger generation in search of its identity. « I came up with the name of the coastal hills flute »: the great mystic asserts. Fascinated by Cuban music and Latin rhythms, he composed & played his own songs accompanied by the island's traditional percussions. He recorded and released La Flute des Mornes Vol.1 in 1981. Max Cilla played with Archie Shepp in Paris, recorded on Bonga's album Angola 74, shared the stage with Tito Puente & Machito and keep on playing today. (Bongo Joe)

A1 La Flute Des Mornes 7:40
A2 La Ronde Des Ecoliers 6:45
A3 Crépuscule Tropical 5:36
B1 Balade Dans La Forêt D'Ajoupa Bouillon 10:35
B2 La Baie Du Robert 7:45