Monday, December 26, 2011

MONTPARNASSE 2000 CLASSICS - VARIOUS ARTISTS






Track 1 - Call Me Africadelic / Gerard Levecque & Claude Romat
Track 2 - Catalepsy / Eric Framond
Track 3 - Ghetto / Eric Framond
Track 4 - Murder In Chicago / Cecil Wary
Track 5 - Love Call / J.J Robert & J.M Guise
Track 6 - Vision Pop / J.J Robert & J.M Guise
Track 7 - Grand Roque / Maurice Vander
Track 8 - Danger / Rene Costy
Track 9 - Don't Be Cool / Jacky Giordano
Track 10 - Ok Richard / Sylvano Santorio
Track 11 - Violence / Caiage
Track 12 - SOS 17 / Guy Pederson
Track 13 - Turn In Around / Willy Albimoor
Track 14 - Xenos Cosmos / Janko Nilovic

Janko Nilovic wasn't the only one turning out funky grooves on the Montparnasse 2000 label as evident on this killer compilation. Most of the music falls under the label of jazz but it's all kept pretty tight with only a couple of tracks missing the mark. The absolute standout in my opinion is "Ghetto" which is a thoroughly compelling slab of afro funk goodness. Meanwhile Jacky Giordano and Rene Costy infuse some nice crime jazz into the proceedings which is more than welcome. "Ok Richard" has been comped before on "La Guepe Vol.2" but the majority of the other tracks are unfamiliar to me. Montparnasse is a library that I only have a passing knowledge about and this compilation certainly puts into perspective how good the composers were who graced their releases.

4 comments:

Funkyfil44 said...

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Philip Agudelo said...

So Dope. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh great! Montparnasse 2000.

Please share :


JANKO NILOVIC - CONCERTO POUR UN FOU - MP 2000

And

Album – Panorama N° 3
Label:Montparnasse 2000 – MP 102


Thanks.
Vincent

SpaceD-Boogie said...

Thanks FunkyFill44 - order placed! I need to hear this in lossless and the price is a steal.