November 2007 double CD set, John Pierre Llabador Coïncidence
Then And Now captures archival jazz rock and new jazz guitar sounds
from French guitarist Jean Pierre Llabador. Starting Coïncidence
with his brother keyboardist / guitarist Jean Claude Llabador back
in the mid 70s, the pair recorded two Coïncidence group
albums in 76 and 78 before Jean Claude tragically died.
The 16 track disc one of this double CD set collects all but one of
the 17 tracks of the entire two Coïncidence albums. With a melodic
and dynamic approach to instrumental fusion, Coïncidence were
among the best and brightest of the class of 77. Composing and
recording classic guitar instrumentals for 30 years, Jean Pierre has
released a wide array of albums in France and abroadincluding
a pair of 80s albums (Lp and CD) for the 1980's Breakthru
label from NYC. Disc two of Coïncidence Then And Now is
actually Jean Pierres 2006 studio album New Incidences15
cuts that carry on the Wes / Pat inspired jazz guitar instrumental
sound that JP so deftly explored in the 80s and 90s too.
Disc one of Coïncidence: Then And Now makes it a must
for anyone looking to re-explore the historic Eurock sound
of the late 70s, while the addition of New Incidences brings
it all up to date for Jean Pierre. Historic liner notes by Robert
Silverstein of MWE3.com sheds essential light on Llabadors jazz
rock guitar legacy.