Jeff Gilson & Malagasy – The Creator Has A Master Plan

( Madagascar , 1972 , Lumen / Palm )

posted on 03 / 07 / 2024

For today, I wanted to share with you “The Creator Has A Master Plan“, the timeless ultimate cult Free Jazz classic composed by the American jazz tenor saxophonist Farrell “Pharoah” Sanders in 1969, reinterpreted here by the French pianist, composer & arranger Jean-François Quiévreux – better known as “Jef Gilson” – in an awesome way, along with some of the finest Madagascan musicians banded together for this unique occasion under the name “Malagasy” :

Alto Saxophone : Alain Razafinohatra ;

Baritone Saxophone : Roland De Comarmond ;

Bass Clarinet : Arnaud Razafy ;

Bass : Jean-Charles Capon, Samuel “Sam” Ramiara ;

Drums : Alain Rahoerson, Jean-Claude Pourtier, Pierre Moret ;

Piano, Xylophone : Jef Gilson ;

Soprano Saxophone : Georges Rahoerson ;

Tenor Saxophone : Joel Rakotomamonjy, Serge Rahoerson ;

This one of its kind album was recorded in three sessions between Madagascar & France :

– A side : March-April 1969 at “Albert Camus” cultural center, Tananarive ;

– B side : October 1969 at “Albert Camus” cultural center, Tananarive & November 1971 in Paris ;

One of my favorite record of the genre, a true gem, really hard to find nowadays – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Jef Gilson & Malagasy – The Creator Has A Master Plan (Madagascar, 1972, Palm/Lumen)

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

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