gong mandalaplanet gong bazaar

cover art
Pierre Bensusan & Didier Malherbe
Live Au New Morning
Acoustic Music BEST.Nr 319.1142.242 || 1997 || £11.49 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

(Sorry, currently out of stock.)

A beautiful album of high musical brilliance.

Recorded live at the New Morning club in Paris in March 1997 before an enthusiastic audience, here are Didier - the most complete musician ever to grace Gong - and acoustic guitar virtuoso, Pierre Bensusan at the very top of their form. It's beautifully recorded and full of the melodic invention and brilliance, Didier's Bamboo Shoot Improvisation is a wonder. But Pierre is in no way overshadowed by Didier's genius, his contribution is equally remarkable - he is one hell of a guitarist. Together they produce the most sublime of musical conversations that touch many musical genres.

Note: When daevid and I went to see them in concert around this time, it was Pierre's use and mastery of the guitar effects unit called a 'Boomerang' that inspired daevid to eventually get one.

  1. Fetish [7'01] (Bensusan/Malherbe)
  2. Mille Vallées [5'58] (Bensusan)
  3. Bamboulé [6'06] (Bensusan)
  4. Bamboo Shoot - Improvisation [2'51] (Didier Malherbe)
  5. Agadiramadan [10'33] Bensusan)(
  6. L'Alchimiste [4'46] (Bensusan)
  7. Kourouts Nota [5'59] (Didier Malherbe)
  8. Alive - Improvisation [7'30] (Bensusan/Malherbe)
  9. Montségur [10'43] (Bensusan)
  10. Lunch of Kisses [5'45] (Didier Malherbe)
  • Didier Malherbe {Flute, Soprano Sax, Bamboo Flute, Ocarina, Armenian Doudouk, Alto Clarinet}
  • Pierre Bensusan {Guitar, Voice}