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Umlaut Big Band – The King Of Bungle Bar

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"This unique repertoire is the result of a thorough work of transcriptions and rearrangements from recordings and scores, including some unpublished material found in New York. Under the direction of Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, the fourteen musicians from the French jazz new avantgarde, pursue their work of highlighting forgotten figures of the jazz history, with a generous and communicative enthusiasm.

From the Harlem Public Library basement to the wooden floor of the Lavoir Moderne Parisien theater in Paris, it is a special invitation to enjoy together here and now an ageless music."


Pierre-Antoine Badaroux / direction, sax alto
Antonin-Tri Hoang / alto saxophone, clarinet
Geoffroy Gesser, Pierre Borel / tenor sax, clarinet
Benjamin Dousteyssier / alto, barytone, bass saxophones
Brice Pichard, Louis Laurain, Emil Strandberg / trumpet
Fidel Fourneyron, Michaël Ballue / trombone
Romain Vuillemin / guitar, banjo
Bruno Ruder / piano
Sebastien Beliah / double bass
Antonin Gerbal / drums


Recorded live at Lavoir Moderne Parisien on April 19-21, 2018, in Paris, France
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Augustin Müller
Texts by Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Artwork by Sven-Åke Johansson
Design by Dominique Hamot

Available as 320kbp MP3 or 24bit FLAC 


1. Have it Ready - 1st fragment (Fletcher Henderson) (00:37)
2. Feeling the Way I Do (Bud de Sylva, Walter Donaldson) (02:54)
3. Sugar Font Stomp (King Oliver, Louis Armstrong) (02:41)
4. Have it Ready (2nd fragment) (00:33)
5. T.N.T. (Elmer Schoebel) (03:05)
6. Hot Mustard (Fletcher Henderson) (02:32)
7. Have it Ready (3rd fragnent) (00:45)
8. Rocky Mountain Blues (Fletcher Henderson, Patty Carrol, Ken Macomber) (02:42)
9. Whiteman Stomp (Fats Waller, Jo Trent) (02:38)
10. Have it Ready (4th fragment) (00:29)
11. Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble (Spencer Williams) (02:20)
12. Chant Of The Weed (Don Redman) (04:21)
13. Redman Rhythm (Don Redman) (02:22)
14. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) (03:19)
15. Auld Lang Syne (Trad.) (02:29)
16. Milenberg Joys (Jelly Roll Morton, Leon Roppolo, Paul Mares) (03:15)
17. Cupid's Nightmare (Don Redman) (05:51)
18. Flight of the Jitterbug (Don Redman) (02:43)
19. Just an Old Manuscript (Don Redman) (03:04)
20. Frantic Atlantic (Don Redman) (05:12)
21. Mickey Finn (Don Redman) (02:37)
22. More Dirt (Don Redman) (03:18)
23. Kashmiri Song (Amy Woodforde-Finden) (02:24)
24. Dance Of The Taxicabs - from Etudes-Caprices (Don Redman) (01:02)
25. Washington, D.C. - from Etudes-Caprices (Don Redman) (01:23)
26. A Young Man's Fancy - from Etudes-Caprices (Don Redman) (01:23)
27. Penthouse Alley (Don Redman) (02:37)
28. What's the Trouble (Jackie Davis) (06:18)