PERCEPTION Perception

by Mellow Records MMP415

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1971 - Mellow Records reissue: 2001

PERCEPTION were founded as a MAGMA off-shoot quartet
by Jeff (Yochk'o) SEFFER (saxophones, clarinets),
Didier LEVALLET (bass), Siegfried KESSELER (piano, flute),
and Jean-My TRUONG (drums).
During only two years (from 1971 until 1973) they had recorded
'lively' and released three albums (one of them was a
compilation under the name of 'Perception & Friends').
The two key persons Yochk'o and Jean-My later formed
another off-shoot ZAO with a MAGMA fragment François CAHEN.

This album is not zeuhl, despite the obvious link to Magma,
the owners of the genre. Of course, this album was made
in 1971, the same year Jeff Seffer began his stint in Magma,
so the influence may not have settled in at this time.

This album shows a strong nod toward Miles Davis
and his disciples of fusion.
Most of Davis' fusion albums and his band's offshoots
in these years were playing this style.
Set up the song with a loose melody, play around
with it for a short while, and see where the jam
takes you.

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released June 15, 2001

line-up

Didier Levallet
bass

Jean-My Truong
drums

Jeff "Yochk'o" Seffer
saxophones, clarinets

Siegfried Kessler
piano, flute

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