Trumpeter Yves Francois has been active on Chicago's jazz scene since
the '70s. Yves was brought up in a musical family, his father was
a musician, his mother a ballerina. A trumpeter and huge fan of early
jazz, he is active today as Yves Francois et Rocambu Jazz, a swinging
group that still plays jazz & blues but also highlife and Caribbean.
In the '80s Yves issued two LPs, in tiny quantities, on Franz Jackson's
Pinnacle label. The sessions were recorded in '81 and '86 and feature
two of Chicago's greatest tenor sax players, Franz Jackson and Eddie
Johnson. Delmark acquired the masters which are now available on CD
for the first time. Contains many previously unissued tracks and a
new mix. Swinging!
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