Great band that interprets themes written by Charles Trenet, Django Reinhardt, Phil Boutelje, Al Jolson/Saul Chaplin, Georges Brassens, and Georges Ulmer in gypsy jazz swing style.
From Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada comes Dionysos who were the very first Quebecois rock band from 69. They disbanded in 74 only to regroup in 76 to record an eponymous album unofficially called ''Changé d' Adresse''. Most of the early albums' roughness is gone and replace by a jazzier and poppier sound yet still progressive in places, making the album a bit more accessible. In 1978 bandleader Paul-André Thibert records a ''solo'' album entitled ''Musique De Mes Amis Dionysos'' enlisting most of the band's members resulting in a fairly similar work to his band's preceding record. Thus logically ending up in their discography.
« Musique traditionnelle improvisée », fruit des amours improbables entre le free jazz à la Albert Ayler, qui joua de la cornemuse, et les rythmes du Centre Bretagne. ‘Improvised traditional music’ – the fruit of the unlikely match between the rhythms of Central Brittany and the free jazz style of Albert Ayler (who also played bagpipes).
This a welcome reissue of Pike's hyper-rare album. Dave Pike plays the vibes over a terrific funk accompaniment…