Atarpop 73 & Le Collectif Le Temps Des Cerises - Attention L'Armee LP
Staubgold present a reissue of Atarpop 73 & Le Collectif Le Temps Des Cerises's Attention L'Armee, originally released in 1975. 10 December 1974. 200 conscripts exited the casern of Draguignan in order to demonstrate in the streets of the city. They made part of those clandestine soldier committees multiplying themselves all over France with a view to unite the young activists of the extreme left with the anti-militarists. This dispute was a backwash of the student manifestations in spring 1973 against the Debré law reforming the military service. The Collectif du Temps des Cerisesfounded by François Tusques, one of the pioneers of the French free jazz, supported the insubordinates. Denis Levaillant, 22 years old at the time, became the driving force of this discographical project. It's with another big name in jazz, Jef Gilson in his studio Palm, that the group recorded the compositions of Levaillant, appearing under the pseudonym Serge Igor, as well as cover versions of traditional Spanish music, among others the mythic "El Paso Del Ebro". The young French jazz avant garde scene of the early '70s participates in that session which brought together musicians like Jean-Jacques Avenel, Pierre Rigaud, Jean Méreu, Antoine Cuvelier, Gérard Tamestit, Guy Oulchen, Christian Ville, Robert Lucien, Carlos Andréou, and Kirjuhel. The graphic designer collective Atarpop 73 created the sleeve of the album which was released in an edition of 3000 copies and sold during the student manifestations. This radical report of a rebellious youth raising from the still glowing ashes of May 1968 offers a jazz as spiritual as revolutionary. Edition of 500.