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Listening Diary

François Couture, Monsieur Délire, June 17, 2014

I have been going to FIMAV for 17 years now and I owned only one FIMAV-related bootleg (Art Bears Songbook, recorded by an audience member). To see a FIMAv bootleg circulate is exceptional — the festival has a very strict policy on photos/recordings. So to see a SOUNDBOARD being published on soundcloud is a dream come true. Don’t worry, the festival did not officially record the concert, there was no plan to release it on CD, so no one is getting hurt. And what a concert my friends, what a concert! The Montreal ensemble led by Nicolas Caloia conjured the spirit of Sun Ra for an hour of segued pieces with guests Marshall Allen and Pekoe’s flute. You won’t see Pekoe’s little dance number. You won’t see the smile on Allen’s face. But you will be able to hear a phenomenal celebration of Sun Ra’s music. Use the link below. Download this recording now before it’s too late.

What a concert my friends, what a concert!