Aquarelle - Sous un Abre (SHM remaster/mini-lp sleeve)
Belle Antique 101735
Just when you think that there is nothing worthwhile from the lp era that hasn't already been reissued on CD, comes a small and very pleasant surprise. This is the first album (of two) by a Quebecois progressive/fusion septet who somehow managed to get signed by Atlantic! The lineup is a frontline of wordless female vocals, flute/sax and violin backed by keyboards, guitar, bass and drums. Originally released in 1978, this fits in perfectly with the progressive jazz/rock sound of much fine music from 70s French Canada. Really nice.