Nguyên Lê

Bakida - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9275-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 92752 1
  • German Release: 01/02/2000
  • Genre: World Jazz, Guitar Jazz
No longer available – out of print

"Unlike the CDs "Tales from Viêt-nam" or "Maghreb & Friends", Bakida does not deal with a specific culture. I rather see it as a synthesis of attainments and emotions, an inner motion that bears so many influences and dreams", is what the Vietnamese-French guitarist Nguyên Lê says about his new work, Bakida.Bakida is partly the consequence of the guitarist’s musical life up to this present point in time. Nguyên Lê, born in Paris in 1959, and the child of Vietnamese immigrants, has always striven to be versatile. Lê had actually studied fine arts and philosophy;  the musical career of this self-taught musician was jump-started after he was called up to play in the French Orchestre National de Jazz under Antoine Hervé. He went on to work with such world class musicians as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Andy E...

line up

Trio Sand:
Nguyên Lê - git
Renaud Garcia-Fons - b
Tino di Geraldo - dr+perc

and guests:
Chris Potter - ts
Paolo Fresu - tp
Carles Benavent - b
Kudsi Erguner - ney
Jon Balke - p
Karim Ziad - perc
Illya Amar - marimba

Recording Information

Recorded by Nguyên Lê at Louxor Studio, Paris Barbès and by Mallory Maurice assisted by Jacques Savall at Harryson Studio, Pantin and by Jan Erik Kongshaug at Rainbow Studio, Oslo between May and October 1999
#2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10 mixed by Nguyên Lê at Louxor Studio, Paris Barbès
#1, 5, 7, 9 mixed by Mallory Maurice assisted by Jacques Savall & Peter Ducom at Harryson Studio
Mastered by Jan Erik Kongshaug
Produced by Nguyên Lê & Siegfried Loch
Nguyên Lê assisted by Dominique Borker