MAX CILLA - LA FLUTE DES MORNES VOLUME 1

MAX CILLA - LA FLUTE DES MORNES VOLUME 1

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Sofa Records ‎– SR 002, Les Disques Bongo Joe ‎– BJR 005
5 Track Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo.

Sublime music from Martinique — free-flowing, mystical roots, with lilting jazz, Latin and Cuban rhythms.Cilla dedicated himself to the revival of the bamboo flute ‘of the coastal hills’, which he fashioned by hand from a single piece of wood, according to ancient Indian traditions. In this recording from 1981 — a kind of Antillean sister-star to Don Cherry’s Mu albums — it is featured alongside the traditional percussion instruments of Martinique.

Warmly recommended. Good for souls.

 

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Born in 1944 on Martinique island, Max Cilla worked his whole life to resurrect the bamboo flute played by his forebears in the fields from the relative oblivion into which it had fallen in the early 20th century. At first, Max Cilla built them. He went up into his native coastal hills to manufacture them according to traditional rules used in India. Using a simple piece of rough wood, he fabricated a noble instrument of great « historical » significance that showed the way for a younger generation in search of its identity. « I came up with the name of the coastal hills flute »: the great mystic asserts. Fascinated by Cuban music and Latin rhythms, he composed & played his own songs accompanied by the island’s traditional percussions. He recorded and released La Flute des Mornes Vol.1 in 1981. Max Cilla played with Archie Shepp in Paris, recorded on Bonga’s album Angola 74, shared the stage with Tito Puente & Machito and keep on playing today.