Stabat Akish - Nebulos
Second excellent release by this great French sextet whose first album was released on Tzadik (and was definitely one of the most 'avant-progressive' things on that label!). This is their second and everything great about the 1st remains here (the musicianship! the compositions!), but as a 'band', they are even better. Highly recommended!
Ferdinand Doumerc: Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute
Rémi Leclerc: Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Mini-moog, Hammond Organ, Piano
Guillaume Amiel: Bass Marimba, Vibraphone, Percussion
Marc Maffiolo: Bass Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Maxime Delporte: Double Bass
Stéphane Gratteau: Drums
"Here’s Nebulos, the second album by acclaimed (former Tzadik) group from France. The band confirms their intriguing mix of zappaesque frenzy and humour, eccentric jazz-rock and a pinch of psychedelia. A great rhythm section sustains chromatic percussions, keyboards and winds, with sounds ranging over vintage and acoustic. Absolutely amusing and interesting.
References: Frank Zappa, John Zorn, RIO music"