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Nguyên Lê

Tales From Viêt-nam - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9225-2
  • Barcode: 614427922526
  • German Release: 01/11/1997
  • Genre: World Jazz, Guitar Jazz

"Eine fesselnde Symbiose von Ethno-Klängen und erfrischender Jazz-Dynamik" (MAX)

CD € 17,50



"For a long time, I had dreamt of a band mixing jazz musicians with Vietnamese traditional musicians, playing a music inspired by the songs my mother used to sing to me. Born in Paris from Vietnamese parents, I lost the Vietnames language when I began school. Only in Sept. 94 did I feel confident and experienced enough to begin "Tales of Viêt- Nam". It is a journey back into my childhood, a return to lost roots. But it also means the creation of an imaginary  folklore that stems from a crossroads of contemporary influences".Nguyên Lê

line up

Nguyên Lê – el., ac. & fretless guitars, guitar-synth., programming
Huong Thanh – vocals
Hao Nhien – zither, dan bau, sao flute, sapek clappers
Paolo Fresu – trumpet, fluegelhorn
Simon Spang Hansen – saxophones, concert, bass & african flute
Michel Benita – acoustic bass
François Verly – percussions, marimba, keyboards, piano
Joël Allouche – drums
Steve Argüelles – drums, percussions

Special Guests:
Trilok Gurtu – drums, percussions
Thai An – moon lute


Recording Information

Recorded and mixed by Hervè Le Guil at Gimmick Studios, France, October and November 1995
except #5 and 8 by Walter Quintus at NDR Studio One, Hamburg
Overdubs: Valérie Abrial, Pierre Bengon-Lours, Stéphane Luginbuhl, Nguyên Lê
Mastered by Radu Marinescu at Liquid Gold
Produced by Nguyên Lê