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Bedjabetch - Subrepticement - 1979 - AW Records

Bedjabetch, the French jazz rock/funk band led by bass player Branko Miljevic and guitarist Marcel Merino was a great, but short lived Canterbury style progressive jazz rock fusion band of the 1970’s. The band's one obscure album was released in a drab purple sleeve with plain white lettering, but never judge a book by it's cover! The music is often complex and powerful, but is very inventive with outstanding musicianship. The album contains some great fat funky arrangements with exceptionally good saxophone from Michel Olivieri and great distinctive guitar from Marcel Merino. Listen to Marcel's great grooving "Drame Sous Les Palmiers", but all the tracks are great. At times the sound is reminiscent of bands like Magma, Soft Machine, Isotope, National Health, Secret Oyster, Camel and others. In fact this one Bedjabetch release is far better than some of the albums released by the aforementioned bands. "Subrepticement" is regarded by many progressive jazz rock fans as one of the best albums of it's genre from the late '70's. The album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. It is possible to find a good deal of info on individual band members, but any info on the band as a unit would be greatly appreciated. [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 99.3 Mb]


1 Pieds D'Anchois 3:40
2 Dinosaures 5:30
3 Le Chateau De L'Elephant 4:20
4 Drame Sous Les Palmiers 6:58
5 Subrepticement 3:50
6 Boucle D'Or 15:50


Marcel Merino - Guitar
Branko Miljevic - Bass
Patricia Hue - Piano, Keyboards
Gilles Petri - Drums
Michel Olivieri - Alto, Soprano, & Tenor Saxophone, Flute


A.O.O.F.C said...


P/W is aoofc

francisco santos said...

like them a lot...thanks

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,francisco. That's good to hear. This album flew very low under the radar! Thanks a million. TTU soon...Paul

Peds said...

you blog continues to keep me enthralled - every week you introduce me to such wonderful music.
No wonder I'm always broke !

Best regards,


A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Peter. Never Overdose on Fingal Cocoa!...very addictive and expensive! (lol)! Anyway, I'm glad you're hearing new music that you like. Many thanks, & ttu soon...Paul

flyra said...

well, just when you think you've heard everything (er... almost everything) something comes up as a total surprise: this is an amazing album coming out of nowhere - i didn't know anything about these guys and now i want to know everything!
thanks a million!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,flyra. It's great music. I would like to know more also! TVM & TTU soon...BTW- More surprises on the way!...Paul