Musea

This is a rather interesting album, as Vincent (aka Jean-Claude Pognant) was the owner of the legendary French Crypto/Arcane label, as well as the discoverer/manager of Ange. Keyboardist/co-leader of Ange, Christian Decamps, provided all of the ...

The first solo album by the clarinetist, guitarist and main composer of L'Ensemble Raye. Cedric also plays bass, ukelele, theremin, ocarina, melodica, keyboards and more, and while much of this is all Cedric's work, built out of overdubbing, there are...

French progressive rock band with instrumentation oriented around keyboard/violin/guitar (in that order of prominence) setup...Their best is probably Messe En Re Mineur, which is a single 40 minute track on two sides of an LP.

"Sort of a chamber..

A "Zeuhl supergroup" of sorts, this combined musicians from Magma & Heldon into a heavy progressive band that drew it's initial inspiration from Magma, but had their own sound. Big names here include Bernard Paganotti, Patrick Gauthier, Michel Ettori...

Benoit was keyboardist for Magma from 1975 to 1978. Additionally, he released a few solo albums in the mid/late 70's, of which this was the first. A keyboard/Moog-dominated record that at times gets amazingly heavy and at other times very wonderfully...

After the 2nd Sebastian Hardie album, the band broke up and half the band, along with two new musicians formed Windchase (named after the 2nd Hardie album). Windchase only released this one album, but it is essentially a continuation of the sound that ...

"This band from the late 1970's plays an instrumental progressive music full of fineness and contrast. Its compositions are very well constructed, including many themes full of detours and surprises as well as rich harmonies. Can be compared to Camel...

"This band from the late 1970's plays an instrumental progressive music full of fineness and contrast. Its compositions are very well constructed, including many themes full of detours and surprises as well as rich harmonies. Can be compared to Camel...

Surprisingly good 1994 reunion album from these French fusion pioneers!

"...Zao also exists in various formulae, as evidenced by "Ethnic Trio Live" (2008). Here are nine pieces recorded live, Gerard Prevost being aptly replaced by programming. The three musicians play a brand of ethnic free-jazz, based on afro-american...

A 1973 recording and probably the best known album by this French fusion band, this features the biggest names ever, in this hugely talented ensemble, all together in the band: Didier Lockwood-violin, Francois Cahen-electric and acoustic piano and...

I saw a lot of great concerts when I went to Le Tritonales festival in Paris in 2004, but one of many of the hugely enjoyable concerts I saw was seeing the reformed Zao, with original members Yochk'o Seffer-saxes, Francois Cahen-keyboards and bassist...

Zao were probably the best known and the top pure fusion band to emerge from France in the 70's, releasing a number of classic albums. What a treat to have this recording of Zao live at Jacky Barbier's legendary L'Ouest de la Grosne Club from December...

This is one of the band's very best albums as it features a great string quartet playing along with the rest of the band! Reminiscent of Yochko's Gilgoul, which works in a similar way. Typically fine Musea reissue with rare photos, liner notes and a...

1975 release from this French fusion band that was their last with Yochk'o Seffer. They recorded this with a string quartet to excellent effect; Yochk'o liked the sound so much that when he left, he enlised the same string quartet on his classic...

"Formed from two former Magma members: Yochk'o Seffer (Saxophone) and Franois, Faton" Cahen (Piano)", Zao proposes through its albums a fusion of rock, jazzHungarian folk influences and the mark of modern composers (Bartok, Stravinsky)...