Impressive jazz-rock-fusion with progressive, funk, afro-caribbean and Zeuhl elements courtesy of multi-cultural French band SYNCHRO, featuring an impressive cast of French, African, Afroamerican, Antillean and Martiniquens musicians: drummer Steve McCall (AIR, CECIL TAYLOR), sax player Jo Maka (INTERCOMMUNAL FREE DANCE MUSIC ORCHESTRA), violinist Jean-Yves Rigaud (ZAO), electric guitar player Gerard Curbillon (SPEED LIMIT), pianist Georges-Edouard Nouel (NOEL Mc GHIE & SPACE SPIES), bass player Louis Xavier (LADJA).
Synchro was iniatilly created by legendary drummer Eddy Gaumont but after his unexpected death, Louis Xavier took the control. Soon after, they recorded a couple of albums for French label Moshé-Naïm, created by the famous patron of the arts of the same name. “Lambi” was released in 1972 housed in a beautiful gatefold cover, featuring liner notes by jazz critic Maurice Cullaz and BYG’s Pierre Lattés.
Here, you’ll find Zeuhl grooves a la Magma-ZAO-Soft Machinhe (“Rigibo”), jazz-funk-breaks galore (“ABCD”), afro-latin-jazz (“Pasto”, “Rete”); library jazz funk (“El Gason”) and outstanding jazz-rock-prog.
Here’s the first ever vinyl reissue, expanded to a double album including some essential bonus tracks taken from the recording sessions.
Original artwork in gatefold sleeve, master tape sound.
Tracklist: A1. Rigibo – A2. Lambi – B1. A.B.C.D. – B2. Pasto – C1. KT 3 – C2. El Gason – D1. Rete – D2. Knell