Gérard Terrones proposed me for a new recording on his label
Marge, my feeelings were alltogether of great surprise,
and of being in the natural course of things, since we have
known and appreciated each other for so long.
for which musicians were to be with me in this adventure,
I also naturally asked my long time companions Steve Potts,
Jean-Jacques Avenel, John Betsch : thanks to them for answering
friends and partners Jim Pepper and Mal Waldron's presence
with us appeared to me as an evidence, as well as Monk's
and Ornette Coleman's, our great inspirators.
wrote " Something about you " a long time ago and had already
played it with Jean-Jacques and John, it was a good opportunity
to record it with them. As for "Flying Eagle", it is a tribute
to our friend and partner saxophonist Jim Pepper, and his
native American name. Jim left us some years ago, but his
spirit is always with us.
"Two For One" is fun and has an original construction, as
the title says.
have always loved Ornette Coleman's gorgeous melodies and
enjoyed playing "Lonely Woman" and "Law Years", two among
unique and surprising changes take in my "Ugly Beauty" the
appearence of a slow walz with unexpected turns.
last piece, " The Seagulls of Kristiansund ", by my " Godfather
" Mal Waldron, is so simply perfect that one can say it
is a genius's work.