Jacques Coursil Unit “Way Head”

Jacques Coursil Unit “Way Head”

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Jacques Coursil Unit
Way Head
BYG Records (France) 1969
529.319 (LP) Original pressing. coated gatefold sleeve.
sleeve : VG+(light dirts, some peeling-off of coat.)
media : VG+/VG+(some light surface noises. A1 has light cloud that does not affect to sounds, B1 has light click noises caused by one small pressing error.)

This is a 1969 album released by the French trumpeter Jacques Coursil as the 19th installment in BYG Records' esteemed series "<Actuel>." He was active in the avant-garde jazz scene in New York during the 1960s and later returned to his hometown of Paris in the 1970s, also working as an educator. The album was recorded in the same year with a quartet comprising Arthur Jones on alto sax, Beb Guerin on bass, and Claude Delcloo on drums at Pierre Barouh's Studio Saravah. The tracks encompass three long pieces creating mysterious sonic landscapes reminiscent of wandering through unexplored jungles. What's particularly remarkable is the deliberate unfolding of these tracks, maintaining space rather than intense, impulsive interplay. There's a continuous sense of exploration within a mystical sonic environment. It's highly recommended for fans of the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

There's a minor pressing error in the middle of track B1, where a subtle low-frequency noise intermittently enters.

A1: Duke
B1: Paper

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