Pierre Bensusan, Près de Paris

 

Cezame 1975 LP (CEZ 1004)
Rounder 1975 LP (Rounder 3023)
Cezame 1975 LP (Cezame 60006) Germany (cover unknown)
Guimbarda 1979 LP (Guimbarda GS-11031) Spain
Rounder 1993 CD (Rounder CD 3023) (same cover as Rounder Lp)
Dadgad Music 2009 CD (DM-1001) Complete Works 1975 - 2010

 

The debut album is maybe what the admirers of this great guitarist remember more readily. It 's also the album that gives Bensusan notoriety by winning the Grand Prix du disque Folk and the Rose d’Or at Montreux Festival in 1976. The cover presents a picture of a young Bensusan, the work of Philippe du Janeyrand. The graphics of this memorable album  are made by Susan Marsh. And perhaps, this album is the artist's work closer to folk

 

È il disco d’esordio, forse quello che gli estimatori di questo grande chitarrista ricordano più volentieri. E’ anche il disco che da a Bensusan la notorietà grazie alla vittoria del “Grand Prix du disque” in occasione del festival di Montreal del 1976. La copertina ci presenta la foto di un Bensusan giovanissimo, opera di Philippe du Janeyrand. La grafica di questo album memorabile è curata da Susan Marsh. E’ forse l’opera dell’artista più vicina al folk.

 

Tracks:

1 - Gavottes: De Trilport (***) - A Fublaines (*)

2 - Dame Lombarde (***)

3 - J’ai fait une maitresse (suite) (**)

4 - The Town that i loved so well (Phil Coulter)

5 - Le lac des abbesses (*)

6 - Sunday’s Hornpipe (*)

7 - Lady de Nantes (*)

8 - Gigues (***): Merrily Kissed The Quaker - Cunla

9 - Près de Paris (**) / Reels (***): The Ashplant - The Morning Dew

10 - One morning in May (Bill Keith - Jim Rooney)


*    Pierre Bensusan

**  Trad. / Music Pierre Bensusan

*** Trad Arrangment Pierre Bensusan

 

Musicians:

Pierre Bensusan: guitare, mandoline, chant
Claude Lefèbvre: dulcimer, guitare
Phil Fromont: violon, alto
Emmanuelle Parrénin: vieille-à-roue
Bill Keith: banjo
Jean-François Sandoz: tin whistle
Gérard Lavigne: basse
André Thomas: bodhran
Hervé De Ste Foy: contrebasse

 

Recorded at Marnes (Marnes La Coquette) and Acousti (Paris) Studios, France, June 1975.
Grand Prix du Disque Folk and Rose d’or at Montreux Festival 1976