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Nguyên Lê

Songs Of Freedom - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9506-2
  • Barcode: 614427950628
  • German Release: 25/03/2011
  • Genre: World Jazz, Guitar Jazz, World Music

Hits von Bob Marley, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton und den Beatles, die sich allesamt auf unterschiedlichste Art dem Thema „Freiheit“ nähern, befreit Nguyên Lê von Staubschichten wie von Blattgold und überführt sie ins globale Dorf der Gegenwart.

CD € 17,50



Nguyên Lê takes the title of his latest album from one of his favourite songs of freedom: Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” sits alongside hits from Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and the Beatles, whose “Eleanor Rigby” and “Come Together” frame the album - credit where credit’s due, these artists wrote some of the finest songs in recent memory. But Lê takes the liberty to unearth these icons of pop and rock history from their dust (or gold) covered depths and brings them to the present day and to the global village, with the help of his own formidable musical prowess as well as many exceptional guests from all over the world who provide support in his band.Together with Lê, Illya Amar (marimba, vibraphone and electronics), Linley Marthe (electric bass) and Stéphane Galland (drums) form the dynamic basic framework...

line up

Nguyên Lê / guitars, computer
Illya Amar / vibraphone, marimba, electronics
Linley Marthe / electric bass & vocals
Stéphane Galland / drums

Guests: Youn Sun Nah, Dhafer Youssef , David Linx , Ousman Danedjo , Julia Sarr , Himiko Paganotti , David Binney , Chris Speed , Prabhu Edouard , Stéphane Edouard , Karim Ziad a.o.


Recording Information

Produced, arranged, recorded & mixed by Nguyên Lê at Louxor studios, Paris Barbès, July to October 2010

Live tracks recorded at studios 7e ciel, Issy les Moulineaux, August 2010 by Jean Maurice Hayano
#2 Indian rhythmic arrangement written, performed & recorded by Prabhu Edouard
#5 vocal arrangement & recording by Ousman Danedjo
Chris Speed recorded in his NYC apartment by N. Lê, December 2008
Julia Sarr recorded by Fred Soul, studio Malakaa, Paris
Mastered by Bruno Gruel, Elektra Mastering