Benoit Delbecq: Bogolan

Track

Bogolan

Artist

Benoît Delbecq (piano)

CD

Pursuit (Songlines SGL 1529–2)

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Musicians:

Benoît Delbecq (piano),

François Houle (clarinet), Michael Moore (bass clarinet), Jean-Jacques Avenel (bass), Steve Argüelles (drums, electronics)

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Composed by Benoît Delbecq

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Recorded: Paris, May 17-19, 1999

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Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

A repetitive, haunting melody in the piano's upper middle register starts the tune. When the rest of the band joins in, the song soon acquires a Monkish twist, given an airy feel by clarinet and bass clarinet. This song is mostly about melodic lines that intertwine on an earthy, repetitive structure. And it's fascinating to hear the reeds create, by little touches, new sonic landscapes over this stable melodic basis.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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