The King of Bungle Bar


The King of Bungle Bar


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There is history, creation and celebration in the live album of the Umlaut Big Band: a lively, subjective musical biography of Don Redman, the American multi-instrumentalist and grand master of orchestration for big bands from the 20s … to the 60s!

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is the result of a thorough work of transcriptions and rearrangements from recordings and scores, including some unpublished material found in New York.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 theatre, it is a special invitation to enjoy together here and now the sound of an ageless music.

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Antonin Gerbal, Benjamin Dousteyssier, Fidel Fourneyron, Geoffroy Gesser, Louis Laurain, Pierre Borel, Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, Sébastien Beliah


Umlaut Big Band

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Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Sébastien Beliah
Pierre Borel
Antonin Gerbal
Louis Laurain
Benjamin Dousteyssier
Fidel Fourneyron
Geoffroy Gesser
Antonin-Tri Hoang
Brice Pichard
Emil Strandberg
Michaël Ballue
Romain Vuillemin
Bruno Ruder

Umlaut Big Band


  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 Foot Stomp (King Oliver, Louis Armstrong) 02:42 
  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 fragment) 00:45 
  8. Rocky Mountain Blues (Fletcher Henderson, Patty Carroll, 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) 03:18 
  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


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

Arrangements : Don Redman
Transcriptions : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux, except 18 by Benjamin Dousteyssier
Research : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux assisted by Alix Tucou
Recording : live at Lavoir Moderne Parisien, Paris . April 19th-21th 2018
Engineering, mixing and mastering : Augustin Müller
Texts : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Artwork : Sven-Åke Johansson
Design : Dominique Hamot
Production : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux and Nawel Benziane
With the support of ADAMI.