Jazz & Rock N Roll In France

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Catalog: FA5804
Format: COMPACT DISC

Galépidès, François-Alexandre

The singer and jazz drummer François-Alexandre Galepides was better known as Moustache, a nickname he owed to the magnificent whiskers that helped make this debonair personality highly popular with the French public. In the Fifties he appeared in jazz clubs in Saint-Germain des Prés with Claude Luter and Sidney Bechet, and then became known to younger audiences for his own versions of popular rock pieces. Never did a jazz musician have such a contrasting career, ranging from traditional jazz to hilarious spoofs. This retrospective compiled by Jean-Baptiste Mersiol puts the spotlight on the man’s jazz legacy as well as his humanity.

Price: $43.98