Daniel Forestal & Thibault Freydy Doressamy – Ace Mal Pale Moin (Guadeloupe, 1970s, Ssamy FT)

Super obscure Gwo Ka Jazzy Biguine track from this combo from Guadeloupe island (French West Indies), hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !!

Daniel Forestal & Thibault Freydy Doressamy – Ace Mal Pale Moin

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/l03_cNqXb6Q

See you soon,

Armand

Max et Henri – Lespwa Ka Fe Viv (Guadeloupe, 1982, Disques Debs International)

Late track composed by the two legends from the french West Indies Max Severin and Henri Debs, “Lespwa Ka Fe Viv” is a splendid spiritual Gwo Ka Jazz track with funky bass and flute parts that I wanted to make you discover today – Enjoy !!

Max et Henri – Lespwa Ka Fe Viv

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/fp5GxTLa7nE

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – De Chate Cole (Guadeloupe, 1978, Capriccio)

For today, I decided to share with you another masterpiece from Eric Cosaque, one of my favourite musicians from the Guadeloupe island backed by one of his early band, “Les Voltages 8“.

The song presented here, “De Chate Cole“, is an uplifting Cadence with beautiful jazzy saxophone parts – Enjoy !

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – De Chate Cole

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6NrfQSRfNcc

Best regards,

Armand

Fania Basse Terrienne – Fania Basse Terrienne (Guadeloupe, 1970, Duli Disc)

Fania Basse Terrienne was a combo from Guadeloupe (French West Indies), leaded by the trumpeter and composer Astasie Philogene and composed by several great musicians from the bests bands of the island such as Les Aiglons, Typical Combo, Super Combo and Les Players.

The track presented here, “Fania Basse Terrienne“, is taken from their one and only album recorded live in 1970 and is an awesome hommage to the famous “Fania All Stars” latin band of Johnny Pacheco – Enjoy !

Fania Basse Terrienne – Fania Basse Terrienne

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/2E5vmcntg0M

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Gwakasonné – Lovli (Guadeloupe, 1987, GKS)

Gwakasonne was a band from Guadeloupe island, composed by several great Jazz and Gwo Ka players such as José Bellerose and Edmony Krater, and leaded by Roger Oumaou.

They recorded 3 albums together in the 80’s, that are really hard to find nowadays.

The track presented here, “Lovli“, is taken from “Temwen“, their last album recorded in 1987, and is a great example of the unique kind of music they used to play, a perfect blend of Gwo Ka and Spiritual Jazz elements – Enjoy !

Gwakasonne – Lovli

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/83nJW5jzRRQ

Have a nice week end,

Armand

Edmony Krater et Zepiss – Tijan (Guadeloupe, 1988, Editions Kaluila)

Edmond “Edmony Krater” Cratère is a musician (trumpeter, drummer, singer and Gwo-Ka player) who was born on the 18 of October 1956 in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe, French West Indies).

He arrived in Paris (France) in 1983 and founded the band Zepiss, with whom he recorded two albums, “Natibel” in 1983 and “Tijan Pou Velo” in 1988, very hard to find nowadays and full of Spiritual Gwo-Ka and West Indies Jazz tracks.

Edmony is still active today, lives in the sweet South of France and is working on his next album that will be out very soon !

The track I wanted to make you rediscover today, “Tijan”, taken from his second album, is truly a masterpiece with splendid horns, fuzzy guitars and beautiful synth parts, wrote in the memory of the Guadeloupean Gwo-Ka drum master Marcel “Velo” Lollia.

Edmony Krater et Zepiss – Tijan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/AKomQqoBbKY

Have a nice week,

Armand

ADP036 – Hold Fast The Biguine (A Journey into the Jazz Influenced French Antilles Sound)

For this 36th selection, we travel again to the French Antilles for a journey into the Jazz influenced French Antilles scene, hope you’ll like it !

Armand de Préseau – Hold Fast The Biguine

You can listen and download this selection by clicking here !

Tracklist :

Max Cilla – La Flute Des Mornes

Eugene Mona – Pote Bambou

Max Labor – Hold Fast The Biguine

Franck Valmont – Mimile

Caraïbe Jazz Ensemble – Sabel Sabel

Rony Siber – Ban Nous On Ti Biguine

Henry Pierre Noel – Back Home … Sweet Home

Synchro – Lambi

Francisco – Ba, Moin Lagent Moin

Hilaire Hartock – Le Moin Vini Voue

Have a nice week,

Armand

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – L’Heureux Noir (Guadeloupe, 1980, Franck R Records)

Following to this article, I wanted for this week to make you (re)discover another track from Erick Cosaque, one of my favourite musician from French Guadeloupe Island who is still active today.
“L’Heureux Noir”, the track presented here, is a perfect example of early Cosaque’s work, mixing perfectly Jazz and traditional Guadeloupean Gwo Ka percussions – Enjoy !
Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – L’Heureux Noir
Best regards,
Armand

ADP033 – Gwoka Sonné (Spiritual Drums from Guadeloupe and Martinique Islands)

Hello dear readers !
After months and months, lets travel together to the French Antilles for my brand new 33th selection, through those 8 Spiritual Gwoka (a unique drum from Guadeloupe island) Jazz tracks that I’ve selected for you – Enjoy !
Armand de Preseau – Gwoka Sonné

You can download this selection here !

TRACKLIST : 

1 – Guy Konket – Kimbe Red
2 – Ka Leve – Tou Le Maten
3 – Eugene Mona – Grodillo
4 – Thibaud Freydy Ahimsa Doressamy – O Fon A Ke An Nou
5 – Pakatak – Palkata
6 – Zepiss – Pou Mizik La
7 – Gwakasonne – Algerie 62
8 – Fabriano Fuzion – Kosmos

Have a nice week,

Armand

Armand de Preseau – Three Versions of “D’leau Coco” (Martinique / Guadeloupe / Cape Verde)

Hello my friends,
Today a special selection with three (yes, ONLY three !) songs, the original one and two covers of the famous tropical anthem “D’leau Coco”, written by Albert Nadeau, a member of the band “Les Leopards de St Pierre”.
This song was originally released in 1972 by the band “Les Leopards de St Pierre”, from La Martinique, a raw tumbele biguine track.
Les Leopards de Saint Pierre – D’leau Coco
It was covered a bit later by Georges Plonquitte and his band, from La Guadeloupe, with a cool Jazz feeling and some good piano solos.
Georges Plonquitte – D’leau Coco
The Os Apolos”, a Cape Verdian band, also covered this song, in a raw tropical way !
Os Apolos – D’leau Coco
Which one is your favourite ? Do you know other versions ?
All the best,
Armand