Patrick Jean-Marie – ATIKA
Limited Edition Compact Disk – ATIKA – 1980
Historical recording conducted by Guadeloupean pianist PATRICK JEAN-MARIE with the noticeable presence the called ‘King’ of Ka drum : VELO (Marcel Lollia).
Outdoor and mono recording, canned by the composer himself during rehearsals between1980/81, in a famous disused school in Grand-Camp (Guadeloupe).
For short years this mythical squat has been a special place where most artists of their time, and specially musicians, would meet and get inspired. (Robert Oumaou, Gilbert Coco, José Manclière, Joel Nankin,…)
Some were rehearsing there, some were sleeping there, some were taking drugs there, it was a place of experiments and researched reflecting that unique Free Spirit from late 70S and early 80s.
Raw, captured in situ, with a mono tape recorder directly placed on the ground, this rought recording is a rare historic heritage, symbole of the researches and feelings of that era.
Private pressing from Patrick Jean-Marie, ATIKA is quite unknown, despite its importance, since most of the 200 copies were destroyed at the time, making this LP one of the most hard to find from the island.
Original tapes has been lost, this reissue has been made from a vinyl kindly lend by Fred Martin (Les Mains Noires).
Remastered as an historic document, faithfully and with care by Christophe Hénault (Art & Son Studio)
Patrick Jean-Marie – ATIKA – LIVE !
SYMBOLE is honored to present the first ever released of PATRICK JEAN-MARIE – ATIKA – LIVE !
The album is an historical document, and one of our favorite spiritual jazz albums of all time!
LIMITED LP EDITION COMES IN 2 VERSIONS :
– Classic BLACK edition : WHITE silk-screened cover + black vinyl
– Collector BLUE edition : BLUE silk-screened cover + BLUE colored-vinyl
Made from the original master tape, recorded in mono during a TV Live Show on RFO in GUADELOUPE, 1982. A real miracle these moment were captured and this fragile magnetic tape have survived !
The no ‘music studio’ conditions and spontaneous mood with lots of improvised sequences gives a unique feeling of the vibrant & silent dialogues between musicians, crossing dimensions. The Jean-Marie’s brothers as their top!
All tracks composed & arranged by PATRICK JEAN-MARIE
(Except ’De Bougies’ composed by DANIEL JEAN-MARIE)
LINE UP :
Patrick Jean-Marie : piano
Daniel Jean-Marie : flute
Toto Jean-Marie : bass
Eric Danquin : drum
Gaston Angele : Makè
Christian Mathurin : Boula I
Jean-Louis Frecinat (Jilis) : boula II
Jean-Pierre Sabine (Mawso) : percussions
From reel tape, restored by CHRISTROPHE HENAULT (ART ET SON STUDIO) with special care to the transfer and mastering, respecting the original sound and context.
We added a printed inner paper with exclusive liner-notes by ethno-musicologist and guitarist GILBERT COCO, one of Patrick Jean-Marie best friends.
Cover artwork is command specially created by the contemporary Guadeloupean artist : ANAIS VERSPAN, instagram.com/anaisverspan
Graphic art design by FELIX VINCENT, flx7.wordpress.com
Black + blue editon : all cover to be silkscreened by hand with love !! by CHARLOTTE JULIEN (Marga studio)
Cut by MATHIEU BERTHET (MB STUDIO)
Manufactured by LA MANUFACTURE DE VINYLE
Special thanx to : ALAIN TETIS to have carefully kept that tape for 40 years!
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