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Boillat Thérace Quintet - A1. 1224 05:34
Boillat Thérace Quintet - A2. Sweet Fire 08:05
Boillat Thérace Quintet - A3. Rahsaan Rahsaan 05:45
Boillat Thérace Quintet - B1. Cenovis 06:38
Boillat Thérace Quintet - B2. In Your Quiet Place 06:41
Boillat Thérace Quintet - B3. Straight Life 06:31
Vinyl LP: 350gsm sleeve, obi

Tracklisting LP
A1. 1224 05:34
A2. Sweet Fire 08:05
A3. Rahsaan Rahsaan 05:45
B1. Cenovis 06:38
B2. In Your Quiet Place 06:41
B3. Straight Life 06:31


Swiss jazz bliss!

We Release Jazz is very, very, VERY happy to present its sixth release (following Ryo Fukui’s Scenery and Mellow Dream, Le Cercle Rouge’s soundtrack by Eric Demarsan, Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion, and Marc Moulin’s Placebo Live 1971) coming straight from its beloved hometown of Geneva. Boillat Thérace Quintet’s self-titled album is available for the first time since its original limited private pressing in 1974 and comes as a vinyl LP as well as a digipack CD* (with 3 never-heard bonus songs).

Full of prolific and inspired local clusters and boosted by the recently launched Montreux Jazz Festival, the Swiss jazz scene was vibrant and inventive in the 1970s, notably in the region surrounding Lake Geneva. This is precisely where jazz activist and brilliant pianist Jean-François Boillat and wind instrument master Raymond Thérace formed their quintet whose dazzling debut album was recorded in 1974.

An absolute Lemanic gem of the soul-jazz/modal kind, the self-titled album includes superb covers of Freddie Hubbard’s “Straight Life”, Keith Jarrett’s “In Your Quiet Place”, and Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “Sweet Fire”, plus groovy original compositions from the Boillat-Thérace crew. Helvetian fun facts: the velvety “1224” is dedicated to Geneva's public transport line Tram 12, and one exquisitely funky track on the album is named after the famed yet elusive (and locally legendary) Swiss Marmite: “Cenovis”!

This is reissued in conjunction with Boillat Thérace Quintet’s My Greatest Love featuring Benny Bailey (1975), also available via We Release Jazz.

*The CD version includes 3 bonus tracks (Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Claude Engel covers), never released before.

Points of interests

- For fans of jazz, soul jazz, modal, funk, saxophones, flutes, Montreux Jazz Festival, Keith Jarrett, Freddie Hubbard, Cenovis, public transports in Geneva, and 70s flair.

- Reissue of the very rare private press debut album by Swiss jazz ensemble Boillat Thérace Quintet.

- 6th release from We Release Jazz, following Ryo Fukui’s Scenery and Mellow Dream, the soundtrack of Le Cercle Rouge by Eric Demarsan, Stuff Combe 5 + Percussion, and Marc Moulin’s Placebo Live 1971. We Release Jazz is the sister-label of Geneva-based WRWTFWW Records (Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass and Lunar Cruise with Masahiko Sato, MKWAJU ensemble’s KI-Motion, Jun Fukamachi’s Nicole, Bruno Spoerri’s Voice of Taurus and The Sound of the UFOs, Piero Umiliani’s Tra Scienza e Fantascienza and Il Mondo Dei Romani…)