Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet ‘Mister Blues’

'Mister Blues' front coverJacques Lasry and François Baschet'Mister Blues' back cover'Mister Blues' side 1

01 Mister Blues (4:41)
02 Invention à 2 Voix [JS Bach] (1:29)
03 Menuet [JS Bach] (1:43)
04 Toccata Toccarde (1:50)

Total time 9:40
7” single released by Unidisc, EX45145M, France, 1962

A little rarity from the Baschet Brothers, here joigned by the Lasry family (Yvonne, Jacques and Teddy)  to form the classic Structures Sonores Orchestra circa late 1950s-early 1960s. Everyone plays the Structures Sonores except Teddy (aged 15) who is on clarinet on the delicious title track, an evocation of a New Orleans slow blues number. In 1973, Teddy Lasry was a founding member of French progressive rock band Magma. All tracks composed or arranged by Jacques Lasry. Instruments on this single include several Crystals (glass rods with plastic cushions or metallic cones as resonators) and percussion on tracks #1 and 4. Pictures below from the Structures Sonores book, Soundworld, UK, 1999.


See also:
Doyen/Lasry ‘Poèmes dits par Jacques Doyen’ >
Bernard & François Baschet CD >

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The Structures Sonores OrchestraJacques and Yvonne LasryTeddy Lasry on modified clarinet

2 Responses to “Structures Sonores Lasry-Baschet ‘Mister Blues’”

  1. 1 Acousmata August 30, 2009 at 4:54 am

    Bravo, Continuo– another beautiful offering! This pleases the ears of the gods of sound.

  2. 2 continuo August 30, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Shall I understand even the gods read my blog? How intimidating…

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