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Les Hommes Armes
Gianluigi Trovesi
Les Hommes Armes
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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Elements of Toshiko Akiyoshi's big band, alpine folk songs, bop, and world music creep into the Gianluigi Trovesi Octet's Les Hommes Armés. The album is largely based around two 16-minute-long compositions, "Ambulat Hic Ar...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gianluigi Trovesi
Title: Les Hommes Armes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Soul Note Records
Original Release Date: 5/20/1997
Re-Release Date: 5/27/1997
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 027312131123, 8024709091123

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Elements of Toshiko Akiyoshi's big band, alpine folk songs, bop, and world music creep into the Gianluigi Trovesi Octet's Les Hommes Armés. The album is largely based around two 16-minute-long compositions, "Ambulat Hic Armatus Homo" and "On Va Marcher." "Ambulat" concludes with "L'Homme Arme," a melody line that dates backs to the chants from the Middle Ages, but along the way moves between the lushness of a didgeridoo and the shrieks of a piccolo. "On Va Marcher" is less impressive (too much electric bass), but just as mixed: traditional jazz elements are fused with electronic noise. The real gems are shorter compositions, however. "T'Ungo," "Tengo," and "Tingo"--all variations on, you guessed it, the tango--are short, cartoonish romps filled with upbeat horn interplay. --Jason Verlinde
 

CD Reviews

A Real Delight.
10/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I usually don't like avant garde jazz. The type that sounds like the horn players are pissed off turns me off. They just blow as many notes as they can. But this CD is a real delight. The first track is a tango and it makes you want to straighten your back and perk up. This is "new" jazz but with plenty of melody and rhythm and a sense of humor."