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Monday, December 17, 2012

Cruciférius – A Nice Way Of Life (1969-70 france, visionary fusion jazz prog rock, 2012 O-Music release)



Extremely rare French funky prog early 70's LP on the little, but famous French "Egg" label. A mix of dark feel, psych progressive action, jazz, funk music with acidy guitar,swirling organ, vibraphone ...Vocals are in English. There is only one Cruciferius LP. Real collectors piece. The LP is produced by Franz Auffray "Original Popcorn" . 

Members where Francois Breant who was born in Rouen, France, and  his musical inclinations were strongly encouraged by his father, himself a pianist and painter. He learned to play the piano and the organ at a young age. In his lycee (high school) years he took a shine to the music of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane, and played in a number of local jazz units. After studies at Rouen's Ecole des Beaux-Arts he joined Cruciferius Lobonz, formed along  with Christian Vander and Bernard Paganotti. 

Bernard Paganotti will subsequently become a member of Magma. Marc Perru latter worked on together with Francois Breant's solo album and with the French band called Ergo Sum.


Tracks
1. Big Bird (E. Floyd, S. Crooper) - 7:18
2. What Did You Do (M. Perru, B. Paganotti) - 5:18
3. Let’s Try (M. Perru) - 3:34
4. A Nice Way Of Life (M. Perru, F. Bréant) - 2:39
5. Gimme Some Lovin’ (S. Winwood) - 3:32
6. It’s Got To Be A Rule (M. Perru) - 4:21
7. Jungle Child (M. Perru, F. Bréant) - 4:47
8. Annabel Lee (E. A. Poe, B. Paganotti) - 5:33

Cruciferius
*François Bréant -  Keyboards, Vibes, Vocals
*Bernard Paganotti -  Bass, Vocals
*Marc Perru -  Guitar, Vocals
*Patrick Jean -  Drums

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9 comments:

Hajul Ellah said...

I salute your generosity and the diversity of your taste, Marios. Many thanks for this.

mscmichael said...

Never heard of before. Thanks very much...

sorogan said...

Thank You, Marios !

echoes said...

I am a bit skeptical after reading the text, but if it is posted here that for sure means excellent music quality.Let's hear it.
Thx again.

juan manuel muñoz said...

thanks a lot marios. Merry Christmas to you and all the people

antavent said...

I had this one on a poor 192k copy. I needed something better for this exellent work. Thanx once again Marios...

Anonymous said...

Really interested in this, first time on the site. where would i find the password for this

chico said...

Original record,I need to listen a little more,can you re-up ,the links are really dead.
Thanks Marios.

Marios said...

.....Cruciférius...Fixed......