George Gruntz / Guy Pedersen / Daniel Humair – Visage D'Ombre / 3+2=1 (Gallerie Riquelme - 1965)
We are really pleased to offer for sale this true unique artefact from the french jazz scene. Probably one of the rarest french jazz 7" ever released, it was recorded in 1965 for an exhibition by a now defunct Parisian art gallery from the Rive Gauche.
100 numbered copies were released with a complete art book / leaflet with 10 beautiful printing art by artist Jean Berthier and silkscreened poems by french writer Jean-Jacques Lévêque.
Music is composed by Swiss jazz legendary pianist George Gruntz with the great (also) Swiss drummer Daniel Humair. Guy Pedersen, famous French bassist complete the trio. "Visage D'Ombre" is a superb modal tune while "3+2=1" is a great hard bop track reminding me a lot the music of the Jazz-Hip Trio.
I don't know how many collectors have heard about this record, but I bet this is a serouisly overlooked gem in the jazz collectors circuit.
The Leaflet with also the silkscreen prints is in perfect condition. This original copy is numbered n°94. Outside sleeve is in great condition (a ultra mini tear on the bottom of back sleeve) / The record is in great condition, easily graded strong VG++ / EX I don't think it has been played a lot but the pressing quality is not the highest quality.