François Tusques ‎- Free Jazz (Disques Mouloudji – EM 13507 S - 1965)


Holy Grail of french jazz that captures the birth of an exciting movement that would soon earn its Parisian birthplace as the go-to European spiritual home of improvised and avant-garde music. Spearheaded by polymath pianist and composer François Tusques this 1965 French LP coined the phrase "free jazz" before the American genre of the same name had fully taken shape and packed its suitcase; laying the foundations (alongside Jef Gilson's Enfin!) for a unique satellite brand of jazz that would later provide visiting afro American avant-gardeners with a vibrant Parisian platform. Having recorded a very rare single in celebration of the architect Le Corbusier in late 1964 Tusques was lucky enough to play live with Don Cherry (a key player on Ornette Coleman's 1961 Free Jazz LP) thus planting a pedigreed seed for this vibrant cultivar.

Words from Finders Keepers

Record is EX plays almost flawless, Sleeve is VG, clean spine and edges, small tear on mouth, wear on back, "languette" is not attached anymore but included. It includes the ultra rare insert + a promotional poster from Tusques archives.