Ode to Marc

5 10 2008

“With Marc Moulin, Belgium loses one of its most unique jazz personalities and one of its most versatile musicians. His visionary fusion of musical genres and use of electronics on his early seventies records still sound fresh to this day. He was ahead of his time when he formed Placebo, he created the blueprint for electronic dance music with Telex and he was a pioneer of the electro jazz movement at the start of Y2K.”

Blastkid, 30 september 2008

Marc Moulin at Jazz Middelheim 2005, by Jan Landau

Marc Moulin at Jazz Middelheim 2005, by Jan Landau

It is hard to do justice to Marc’s genius, but here’s an attempt at doing just that. What many people disqualify as ‘lounge music’ or ‘nu jazz’ – recall the St. Germain hype – draws on the jazz electro sound Marc Moulin pioneered. It is on full display on his penultimate offering, the aptly named and highly recommended Entertainment. The signature track is “Silver (Who stole the groove?)” and features Marc Moulin on keys, Bert Joris on trumpet and Horace Silver’s spoken word artistry mixed in, just for good measure. Quality entertainment indeed.

Marc Moulin – Silver (Who stole the groove?) (Blue Note/EMI, 2004)

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7 10 2008
Marc Moulin Has Died : ContemporaryJazz.com

[...] Van Hout posted an Ode to Marc in his blog, writing “It is hard to do justice to Marc’s genius, but here’s an attempt at doing just [...]

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