alex dorothée was born in guadaloupe, and lived between paris and his hometown. he began his musical career as part of the band: the will boy, vautours and les junior de paris. he has released 8 albums and several singles. harmonie exotic will re-propose you the reissue of the album “au krisma discothèque” released in the mid 80s.
“troupeau bleu” is the 1st and most famous album which had been recorded by the french jazz-funk band legend, cortex. the obscure french jazz group that’s been a favorite of funky collectors for years! reissued last in 2008 by underdog records, it’s now back in stock in a final limited repressing of 500 copies, reissued by trad vibe records under official license from alain mion. in 1974, alain mion, alain gandolfi & jeff huttner formed the mythical band, cortex, who then recorded several lps, including the legendary “troupeau bleu”. “troupeau bleu”, recorded in 2 days in july 1975, is a real musical u.f.o, an unclassifiable record, a mixing of thousand flavours, the kind of records you will discover listening after listening. the result is a stunning electric groove with a feeling that’s really fresh, nice and warm, and funky in all the right parts!
super trouper is a registered trademark owned by strong entertainment lighting, for their brand of followspots, i.e., directional spotlights used to follow a performer on stage. album cover designer, rune söderqvist, decided to use the spotlight theme and photograph the group, surrounded by circus performers, at piccadilly circus, london. after discovering that there was a law preventing any entertainers or animals appearing in central london, they instead invited the members of two local circuses to europa film studios, stockholm to take the photograph there
jazz & milk is back with a brand new compilation series featuring previously unreleased tracks by international label artists, friends & family! the 6 track *footprints ep* offers a small foretaste of the forthcoming full-length compilation to be released in april 2014.
this album features the work of revolutionary jazz artists who created new radical music infused with the values of martin luther king, malcolm x and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. self-determination, economic power and musical freedoms explode as the avant-garde collided with black power and afro-centricity.
released to coincide with the new book by gilles peterson and stuart baker on soul jazz records, this album is jam-packed with super rare, deep jazz from artists many of which all feature heavily in the new book. these include mary lou williams, art ensemble of chicago, sun ra, phil cohran and many more.
the vinyl comes on two super-loud, super-heavy double-album volumes.