Nelson’s Jacket (4 LPs)


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Conceived as a portrait of five arrangers/composer on 4×10″ vinyl discs, this box set features 30s Swing masterpieces in a spirited performance by the young generation of the improvising european scene. Music by masterminds: Gene Gifford, John Nesbitt, Will Hudson, Benny Carter & Mary Lou Williams!

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


Umlaut Big Band


Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Antonin-Tri Hoang
Geoffroy Gesser
Pierre Borel
Benjamin Dousteyssier
Brice Pichard
Louis Laurain
Emil Strandberg
Fidel Fourneyron
Bastien Ballaz
Bruno Ruder
Benoît Convert
Sébastien Beliah
Antonin Gerbal
Joel Grip


Umlaut Big Band


UMEP-01 – Umlaut Big Band plays Gene Gifford

  1. Blue Jazz
  2. Black Jazz
  3. Maniac’s Ball
  4. White Jazz

UMEP-02 – Umlaut Big Band plays John Nesbitt & Will Hudson

  1. Stop Kidding (Neckbones & Sauerkraut)
  2. Chinatown, My Chinatown
  3. Jazznocracy
  4. Hocus Pocus

UMEP-03 – Umlaut Big Band plays Mary Lou Williams

  1. Mary’s Idea
  2. Steppin’ Pretty
  3. Walkin’ and Swingin’
  4. A Mellow Bit of Rhythm

UMEP-04 – Umlaut Big Band plays Benny Carter

  1. Jazz Cocktail
  2. You Understand
  3. Symphony in Riffs
  4. Scandal in A-Flat


Pierre-Antoine Badaroux : alto saxophone, musical direction
Antonin Tri-Hoang : clarinet & alto saxophone
Geoffroy Gesser, Pierre Borel : tenor saxophone & clarinet
Benjamin Dousteyssier : baritone & alto saxophones
Brice Pichard, Louis Laurain, Emil Strandberg : trumpet
Fidel Fourneyron, Bastien Ballaz : trombone
Bruno Ruder : piano
Benoît Convert : guitar
Sébastien Beliah, Joel Grip : double bass
Antonin Gerbal : drums

Recording : Kobé, Ivry s/Seine . December 2nd 2012
Engineering and mixing : Thomas Goguelin
Artwork : Sven-Åke Johansson
Liner notes : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux
Production : Pierre-Antoine Badaroux