Bobby Jaspar au Club Saint Germain

Bobby Jaspar au Club Saint Germain


Bobby Jaspar (tenor sax, flute), Sacha Distel (guitar), René Urtreger (piano), Benoit Quersin (bass), Jean-Louis Viale (drums)

Barclay 84.023

Sam Records : LP 180 gram

Limited Edition : 750 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Bag's Groove
A2 - Memory of Dick
A3 - Milestone
A4 - Minor Drops
B1 - I'll Remember April
B2 - You Stepped Out Of A Dream
B3 - Can't Get Started
B4 - Night In Tunisia

Recorded on December 27 & 29, 1955, at the Pathé Magellan Studio in Paris.

After hitting Paris in 1950, saxophonist Bobby Jaspar enthralled jazz fans and jazzmen alike with his smooth, elegant playing, with the lyricism of his tranquil phrases heavily influenced by Stan Getz in particular. So when Jaspar began regularly performing with a small ensemble at the Club St-Germain five years later, he adopted the same instrumentation as that of his idol’s illustrious quintet, with Sacha Distel on guitar and René Urtreger on piano in the roles of Jimmy Raney and Al Haig, respectively. 

Contrary to what its title might suggest, "Modern Jazz au Club St-Germain" was actually recorded in the studio. It features compositions by Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis along with a handful of standards, in which the angular aridity of bebop gives way to the generous and yet sensitive idiom of cool jazz. 

Jaspar’s premature death in 1963 robbed the jazz world of a promising talent; this record is among his best efforts as a leader. Bobby Jaspar is in top form here!!!

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Sam Records LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.