Doudou Gouirand, Forgotten Tales (35:08) Great Winds GW 3104.AR, 2000 www.musearecords.com Alto and soprano saxophonist Doudou Gouirand recorded this short yet substantial album back in 1986. Of particular interest is a guest appearance by the (now departed) Don Cherry, who composed the 12-minute "World Music Suite." In addition to Cherry, Gouirand has worked with Mal Waldron, Bobo Stenson, and others - including guitarist Pierre Dorge, who appears on two tracks here. Gouirand kicks off with the concise, three-part "Forgotten Tales Suite," which ranges from ECM-ish etherealism to Bitches Brew jazz-funk intensity. Gerard Pansanel provides guitar pyrotechnics, Christian Lavigne a very unusual array of synth pads. "World Music Suite" has a similar aesthetic but feels more scattered; there are some interesting twists, however, such as Antonello Salis's accordion on what could be called the "gypsy" section. The three remaining tracks range widely as well: "Saga" is a freebop tune for quartet, "Shade of Blue" a dream-like rubato chorale, and "El Golea" a Latin- tinged finale with a fine piano solo by Salis. Fine performances also by bassist Andy McKee, drummer Sangoma Everett, percussionist Cheikh Tidiane Fall, and trumpeter Michel Marre on this strangely beautiful work. ~David R. Adler, EER-MUSIC.com
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