Jazz Traficantes

by Le Deal

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Favorite Recordings presents Jazz Traficantes by LE DEAL, a new musical adventure from the finest French jazzmen with Florian Pellissier (Piano & Fender Rhodes - Camaraõ Orkestra, Cotonete, Aldorande, Setenta), Yoann Loustalot (Flugelhorn – Bruit Chic, Old & New Songs, Aerophone, Lucky Dog), Théo Girard (Upright Bass – Pensée Rotatives, Discobole) and Malick Koly (Drums - The Wallace Roney Quintet).

Needless to say, they’re used to play all over the globe and quite often to New York. During one of these trips to the Big Apple, they discovered that the legendary Van Gelder studio (where most of Blue Note, Verve and CTI albums were recorded) was still active and opened so they decided to book a few days session.

Here is the story told by Florian Pellissier: “The tracks had been written the night before. We were going to run through them and then record. A simple plan. Van Gelder had passed a while back, but he left the keys and secret codes with his faithful assistant Maureen before heading off to create the right sound up in heaven. Nothing had changed in the atmosphere or configuration, not even the way the mics were placed. The studio and its wooden beams still exuded New York’s sixties jazz, dimly lit streets and clubs where anything might happen past midnight. Maureen knew just how to capture the ambiance of the sessions and bottle the energy without spilling a drop, taking infinite care to collect each cymbal tone, drum roll and trumpet phrase, without losing a single vibrating bass string or the slightest keyboard pause.”

Indeed, the four contrabandists succeeded to deliver an outstanding album, filled with themes that’ll get stuck in your head, just like in the 19 minutes long performance “Mexican Junkanoo Suite” and its three parts. But more than just beautiful melodies, LE DEAL truly managed to bring a sense of drama to their compositions, going into the deepest emotions through gutted arrangements, improvising with great attention to the articulation of their ideas. From the beginning to the end, musicians and engineers did their best to emulate the proper vintage sound. Jazz Traficantes could prove once and for all that French Jazz can indeed cross the borders. The album will be available as Tip-On Deluxe Vinyl LP but also on CD & Digital with a bonus track, “Noche en la Carcel”.

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released October 16, 2020

Steinway Piano, Fender Rhodes: Florian Pellissier
Drums: Malick Koly
Upright Bass: Théo Girard
Flugelhorn: Yoann Loustalot

Produced & Arranged by Florian Pellissier
Recorded at Van Gelder Recording Studio (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey - US)
Sound Engineer: Maureen Sickler
Mixed by Jordan Kouby at Question de Son (Paris - FR)
Mastered by Franck Merritt at The Carvery (London - UK)

Cover Photo by Mickael Colombu (based on an original photo by Delphine Savin)
Model: Parveen Dinari
Artwork Direction by Pascal Rioux
Artwork Production by Virgile Raffaëlli
Back Text by Franck Cochon / Trans: Mary Yoke


A&R and Executive Producer: Pascal Rioux @ Favorite Recordings
Co-Executive Producer: Florian Pellissier
Manufactured and Distributed by The Pusher Distribution
(P) & (C) 2020 Favorite Recordings

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Favorite Recordings Paris, France

Favorite Recordings is a French label focusing on Soul, Funk, Jazz and other related genres from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. With a rich catalog combining original productions and reissues.

Founded in 2006 by Pascal Rioux aka Charles Maurice, the label quickly established itself as an international reference.

Today, again and again, Favorite Recordings aims to pursue the legacy.
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