Artist/Composer:Monio Mania
 Title:2
(P) 2006
Jazzman - CHOC Jazz Magazine - disque d'emoi
Second album of Monio Mania, the excentric French group lead by Christophe Monniot, one of the best players in the new generation of French saxophonists, whose often grotesque, sometimes bizarre, yet emotional style is already familiar to BMC-fans from the album "La manivelle magyare".


01. Drame en baisse 3
2:26
02. Attila
1:55
03. Aurore à Vitry
6:13
04. Lettre à Marie W
5:10
05. Totem dub
4:10
06. Muskrat Ramble
7:23
07. Le sommeil de l’ange
3:05
08. Rhétorique pour un barbare
5:50
09. Attirdelle
1:53
10. Le taureau ailé est aussi un oiseau rare
7:08

 Total time: 45:45
Performers
Christophe Monniot - saxophones, electronic effects
Emil Spányi - keyboards
Denis Charolles - drums, percussions, electronic effects
Manu Codjia - electric guitar
Marc Ducret - electric and acoustic guitars
Balázs Bujtor - violin
Cécile Daroux - flutes (4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Sylvaine Hélary - flutes (1, 3, 5, 6)
Production notes:
All compositions and arrangements by Christophe Monniot, except track 2 by Manu Codjia, Marc Ducret, Emil Spányi and track 6 by Kid Ory, arrangement by Christophe Monniot
Recorded by Attila Kölcsényi at Tom-Tom Studio, Budapest, September 2005
Mixed by Djengo Hartlap and Christophe Monniot, July 2006
Mastered by Serge Babkine and Djengo Hartlap
Portrait photo: István Huszti
Cover art and Art-Smart by GABMER / www.bachman.hu

Produced by László Gőz
Executive producer: Tamás Bognár

The recording was supported by the French Institute, Budapest and the National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Anne Ramade - Jazzman (fr)
Libération (fr)
Frédéric Goaty - Jazz magazine (fr)
Concerto (ger)
Alfred Krondraf - Concerto (ger)
Hans-Jürgen von Osterhausen - Jazzpodium (pdf) (ger)
Paolo Peviani - All about jazz (ita)
Gonçalo Falcão - Jazz.pt (pdf) (por)
Dr. N. Pap Gábor - Rockinform (hu)
Galamb Zoltán - Ekultura.hu (hu)
Czékus Mihály - HFP Portál (hu)

Click on the image for higher resolution!Thanks to: Atsushi Sakaî, Guéorgui Kornazov, Sylvie Gasteau, Daniel Zimmermann, Cynthia Saint-Ville, David Chevallier, Ludovic Bruni, François Verly, Alexandre, Marie, Jean-Marc et Gabriel Monniot, Benoît Delbecq, Guillaume Orti, Olivier Sens,Gilles Olivési, Selmer team,Vandoren team, Bogi and BMC team

Special thanks to: Marc, Manu, Emil, Denis, Balázs, Cécile and Sylvaine for their talent and beauty

Very special thanks to:
Djengo “Bingo” Hartlap

Christophe

christomonniot@free.fr








First appearing on BMC Records, this is the second album of Monio Mania, the excentric French group lead by Christophe Monniot, one of the best players in the new generation of French saxophonists, whose often grotesque, sometimes bizarre, yet emotional style - along with Denis Charolles's drumming - can already be familiar to BMC-fans from our former album (La manivelle magyare - BMCCD113.

Other key figure of the group is "Hungarian keyboardist Emil Spányi, who uses synthesizer sounds that don’t try to imitate other instruments, but just sound like a real synth, with its roots in the fusion from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. But this guy is exceptional, quite individualistic" as Annika Westman described once his playing in the French weekly magazine Télérama.

The two guitarists, as different in their techniqe and style as they are, have a long list of references: Manu Codjia, the guitarist of Erik Truffaz' group, has played also with Pat Metheny, Adam Nusbaum, Miroslav Vitous among others, while Marc Ducret's trademark style is highly acclaimed both on projects under his own name as well as member of different French groups: "In Ducret's virtuoso hands and mind, the electric guitar is an instrument that hasn't yet begun to be tapped for its timbral or phraseological potential" as Thom Jurek from AllMusic puts it. The unique sound of the ensemble is rounded by the flutes of Cécile Daroux and Sylvaine Hélary, respectively, as well as by Balázs Bujtor's violin.