contribution 

 


production

johan delvarre - chant de guerre

le roseau [ros 111] distributed by harmonia mundi [2008]
produced by gabriel yacoub

"haunting music, chant de guerre is johan delvarre's debut album, revealing a highly gifted artist"

numerous le roseau artists participated in the recording:

johan delvarre acoustic & electric guitars, e-bow, mandolin, keyboards, percussion, vocals
yannick hardouin acoustic & electric bass, piano
david pouradier-duteil drums, percussion
julien biget slide guitar
fanny coppey cello
gilles chabenat hurdy gurdy
emmanuel pariselle diatonic accordion, low whistle
sylvie berger, bastien lucas backup vocals
gabriel yacoub backup vocals, autoharp, percussion, sonic landscape

[more info]
[myspace]
[buy the album]

 

la polonaise

le roseau [ros 109] distributed by harmonia mundila polonaise – cd songs…
produced by gabriel yacoub
+
la polonaise – dvd … & visual poems
videos shot in poland by györgy Laszlo


the songs of la polonaise describe the landscapes of poland, the forests and the lakes, the town of katowice, what one sees from the window on a train, the rumours of the streets, the heat in the homes
these songs also describe inner landscapes, feelings, surges, restraints, feeding a shared but impossible love
la polonaise unveils a rare aspect of miquéu montanaro’s art, writer, composer and singer, for a sensitive and fine work, wonderfully served by sylvie berger, la bergère’s unique vocals, and the production work of alchemist gabriel yacoub

la compagnie montanaro :
sylvie berger: vocals
yannick hardouin: piano, bass, arrangements
françois heim: diatonic accordion
daniel malavergne: tubas
miquèu montanaro: vocals, whistles, chromatic accordion
with:
frédéric paris: clarinet
beata stefaniac: vox on the phone
gabriel yacoub: vocals, sonic landscapes

[more info]
[buy the album]

 

bastien lucas, essai

le roseau ROS 108 distribué par harmonia mundi | amg [2007]
produced by gabriel yacoub

le premier album de bastien lucas dévoile un auteur, un compositeur et un chanteur exceptionnels
son univers, immédiatement accessible, recèle une richesse poétique et musicale qui offre plusieurs lectures
on y découvre, sous une chanson "pop" habilement ficelée, les techniques de composition des plus grands musiciens, ravel, fauré, schumann
les arrangements sont eux aussi souvent inspirés par les sonorités et l'instrumentarium des musiques dites "classiques" et apportent à l'album une richesse rare dans le paysage musical actuel
à 25 ans, bastien lucas est le premier lauréat du grand prix claude lemesle 2006

ont participé à l'enregistrement :
b l : piano, harmonium, glockenspiel, fender rhodes, guitare acoustique, chant
gabriel yacoub : guitare acoustique, mandoline, autoharpe, chœurs, paysage sonore
aurélie dorzée : alto, violon
antoine chauvin : violoncelle
brian gulland : basson, cor anglais, contrebasson, sax soprano, flûte traversière, tuba, flûtes, hautbois
florian guilloux : clarinette
yannick hardouin : basse, guitare électrique
david pouradier duteil : percussions
julien biget : guitares acoustique & électrique, mandoline, bouzouki, choeurs
sylvie berger, lola baï, nicolas bergère, johann delvarre, lou ysar, clément lucas : choeurs

tous les titres sont de bastien lucas, sauf « une croix sur soi » de stéphanie janicaud / b l
et « sans rancune » de b l / robert schumann

éditions des plantes

[listen to samples | read lyrics]
[buy the album]

bastien lucas won the coveted coup de coeur de l'académie charles cros 2007 award for his album essai [ros 108]
bravo mon chef !
[more info]

 

la bergère, fi de l'eau

le roseau ROS 107 distributed by harmonia mundi | amg [2006]
produced by gabriel yacoub

after the first album "ouvarosa", la bergère comes up with "fi de l’eau"

…"victor hugo, gaston couté, carson mc cullers, paul fort, francis carco, ont trouvé là une interprète d’exception et les auteurs contemporains, comme gabriel yacoub [par ailleurs producteur de l’album], s’installent tout naturellement parmi ce florilège…
…la bergère nous livre ces perles de poésie avec une grande rigueur artistique et une touchante modestie"


le trio la bergère, aguerri par quatre ans de tournées de festivals et d’aventures humaines, nous offre ce nouvel album
les chansons ont été rodées en public, certaines ont déjà acquis le statut de culte ["fi de l’eau", chanson titre de l’album, à la poésie surréaliste et à la musique à la fois simple et recherchée, ou "les fruits rouges", légère et rafraîchissante]

moins d’auteurs vénérables, le choix se rapproche des contemporains, roland topor, jacques paris, dick annegarn, gabriel yacoub
cette nouvelle alchimie fonctionne à la perfection

sylvie berger, chant
julien biget, guitares, bouzouki, mandoline, percussions, chant
emmanuel pariselle, accordéon diatonique, concertina, flûte, chant

avec
alain bruel, accordéon chromatique, accordina
gilles chabenat, vielle à roue électro-acoustique
yannick hardouin, basse acoustique, fender rhodes
solange panis, eveline paris, marie sauvet, chant
frédéric paris, harmonium, clarinette
manu paris, cornemuse 20 pouces
willy soulette, cornemuse 16 pouces
gabriel yacoub, chant, percussions, autoharpe, paysage sonore

+ je m'en irai dans les combats [unpublished] [listen]
traditionnal song from achille millien's collection in le morvan

[listen, read lyrics]
[buy the album]
[mail]

 

ambrozijn, krakalin

homerecords 4446013 | distribution amg | l'autre distribution [2006]
produced by gabriel yacoub

[ambrozijn]
[listen]

[nice review]

 

marie de malicorne

le roseau ROS 105 distribué par harmonia mundi | amg [2005]
compilation by gabriel yacoub et marie de malicorne

avec :
gabriel yacoub, hughes de courson, laurent vercambre, olivier zdrzalik-kowalski
et :
jean-pierre arnoux, dan ar braz, sylvie berger, michel bourzeix, daniel bornet, patrice clementin, gilles chabenat, robert chalut, vincent chambraud, bruno coulais, bertrand da rin, brian gulland, jean-michel kajdan, nic kinsey, michel le cam, patrick lemercier, dominique regef, nikki matheson, bruno menny, steve prestage, jean-pierre rasle, patrick robin, etienne roda-gil

finalisation : michel van achter & gabriel yacoub
création graphique : albert riou / lnle
photos : verso d’aprés irina ionesco avec l’aimable autorisation de l’artiste
[buy the album]

 

pariselle, la nonchalante

le roseau ROS 103 distributed by harmonia mundi |amg [2005]
produced by gabriel yacoub

beautiful first album by pariselle, singer

liner notes by gabriel: [in french]
il nous est souvent arrivé de nous retrouver, après un concert, à la fin d’un bon repas ou d’une longue journée de travail, autour de la table, fatigués et heureux
nous, c’est la bande, la famille
le chef, c’est manu, emmanuel, couché tard, levé matin !
emmanuel est doué d’une ardeur étonnante
lorsque le ciel blanchit, quand le vin nous a sonnés, il sort l’accordéon, le concertina, et il chante
et là, rien et personne ne pourrait ni ne voudrait l’arrêter

emmanuel, qui depuis plus de trente ans consacre généreusement son talent de musicien à accompagner les chanteurs, [marc robine, la bergère, et tant d’autres], est lui-même un chanteur exceptionnel

alors, les poils se dressent… les larmes viennent parfois…
c’est d’abord la voix…, mais aussi ce répertoire, unique, à la fois simple et savant, sensible et délicieusement anachronique…
les chansons qu’emmanuel sort de sa besace sont sa vie, ses rencontres, ses voyages, sa poésie
inspiré, il chante le déchirage d’une péniche, la vie rude des piqueurs de baleines ou une prostituée de la rue pigalle. aucune affectation ni empreinte de nostalgie, c’est sa vérité qu’il chante, avec ses mots à lui, ou ceux qu'il a choisis
il rend humblement hommage à ses amis, à ses maîtres, couté, brassens, perret, mais quand il les chante, c’est du pariselle tout cru !
seuls peu d’artistes sont de cette nature

ces veillées de chansons, ces bonheurs simples, nous ont donné l’envie de les partager avec tous

seules ces mêmes conditions de spontanéité pouvaient rendre compte de ces beaux moments partagés. un enregistrement en studio en aurait probablement stérilisé l’émotion

deux soirées ont été organisées chez nos amis christine, jacoba, antje et alfred den ouden, les 3 et 4 février 2005, dans une belle et accueillante maison, nichée aux marches des flandres
alfred a cuisiné comme le chef qu’il est, nous avons vidé quelques bouteilles de sancerre du meilleur crû [paul prieur & fils], emmanuel a invité la famille, ses amours et ses amis [enfin, quelques-uns d'entre eux], myriam added, philippe prieur, julien biget, sylvie berger, michel van achter, votre serviteur et la bande. alfred et christine étaient là, ainsi que l'esprit de tous ceux qui, au fil des ans, ont eu la chance d'assister à ses veillées

nous avons enregistré ces deux soirées pour vous offrir le meilleur de ce moment rare et précieux
j'aimerais tant que la nonchalante vous emporte jusqu’à syracuse, ou plus loin…

gabriel
[buy the album]

 

kadril, pays

wild boar music [2003] distributed by music & words & l'autre distribution
produced by gabriel yacoub

the godfathers of flemish folkrock
pays is a landmark in the band's carreer
the presence of wonderful singer eva de roovere with the libbrecht brothers' band and the work on arrangements directed by gabriel led to kadril's most subtile album
recorded & mixed by michel van achter

[kadril]

 

la bergère, ouvarosa

simple elf 002 distributed by l'autre distribution | amg [2003]
produced by gabriel yacoub

well known among the trad music lovers, sylvie berger participated in many projects [roulez fillettes, amyot, berger, blanchard, éric montbel's gardens, etc.]
sylvie berger delivers original songs here
la bergère is a trio with julien biget [guitar, etc..., vocals] & emmanuel pariselle [diatonic accordion, etc..., vocals] & a few chosen guests
in addition of his participation as a writer, composer & arranger, gabriel produced the album
available from the store on this site

[la bergère]

 

les choses les plus simples

christian pirot épublisher, distributed by harmonia mundi [2002]

72 song lyrics by gabriel yacoub, 20 years of writing, recorded by gabriel and other artists

4 chapters introduced by françois hadji-lazaro, claude seignolle, pierre lartigue & serge levaillant
foreword by joëlle jezierski and a quote from joan baez

hymns

beauté : twelfth song of the thunder
ces dieux-là
désir
je pense à toi [je ne pense à rien]
jours de loire
le plus rapide des oiseaux
le poids du passé
le temps
l'eau le feu et toi
l'eau
les cathédrales de l'industrie
les choses les plus simples
mon enfant
nous irons en france
pluie d'elle
rêves à demi
the city
the simple things we said

charms

c'était
dame : petite dame
elle a des cheveux d'or
elle dansait
elle se promène [dans ma raison]
je suis à court
jean des loups
la nuit des sorcières
le grand vent [sur la mer il y a un pré]
le tatouage
les bannières qui claquent
mes belles anciennes compagnes
mon été triste
nous sommes chanteurs de sornettes
papa-loi : maman-loi
robe blanche : robe noire
séduction
sorcier

liturgy

à l'ombre de la patience des anciens
ami : âme : amen
big science [1.2.3.]
bon an mal an
c'est le mai
je suis le vent
je vais lentement
la colombe poignardée
le sel et le sucre
les voix du silence
letter from america
margot
masters of the fields
ouvarosa
solide
the highest gander
tourne tourne
words

speculation

[accrocher] les poètes [au sommet des montagnes]
babel
d'abord je ne me souviens plus (et puis je me rappelle]
dormeur
gris
il me reste un voyage à faire
je resterai ici
je serai ta lune
je vois venir
les rues des vieilles capitales
mes mains [manifeste]
où sont mes nains [rendez-moi mes nains]
petits cailloux
pour une joie au loin
si c'était
sombre valse [babel waltz]
tant pis que l'exil
trahison

[buy the book]

 

ambrozijn, kabonka

wild boar music [2002] distributed by music & words & l'autre distribution
produced by gabriel yacoub

traditional & original songs in dutch & french
ambrozijn is the leading force of the new neo-trad wave that shakes flemish belgium today
they offer here a highly original 3rd album
note special guest la bergère as lead & back up singer
produced by gabriel, recorded by michel van achter & andreas rathgeb, mixed by michel van achter

[ambrozijn]

 

marja mattlar, vesi

isis records [2001] [finland]
produced by gabriel yacoub

cyber production grand première between finland, sweden & france via the internet
beautiful poetical songs in finish
marja mattlar invited frédéric paris, gilles chabenat, sylvie berger, matti kontio [kantele], & a little chamber orchestra
one of the songs on the album, "kehtolaulu", was covered by heavy metal band timo rautiainen & trio niskalaukaus to make it n° 1 in finland in 2002!
arranged & produced byr gabriel, recorded & mixed by jaakko viitala

[marja]

 

brendan et les musiques celtiques

gallimard jeunesse | musiques d’ailleurs [1999] [book | cd]
short ditactic tale for little ones
text by gabriel yacoub wonderfully told by good & old friend, "golden voice" michel hindenoch
illustration by marcelino truong
photos hélène arnaud
with a compilation of music from so called celtic countries

[brendan]

 

ambrozijn

wild boar music 1998, distributed by music & words & l’autre distribution
produced by gabriel yacoub

historical 1st album of this great flemish band
clever combination of traditional & originals tunes & songs
excellent musicians & singers tom theuns, wim claeys, wouter vandenabeele, & ludo vandeau invited a few guests :
sylvie berger, patrick bouffard, bhaija marakchi abdellah
singer ludo vandeau sings on "l'amour marin" [: yacoub :]
produced by gabriel, recorded & mixed by andreas rathgeb

[ambrozijn]

 

anthologie de la chanson française, la tradition

e.p.m. [1994] | albin michel [15 cd box set & book]
produced by gabriel yacoub, emmanuel pariselle & marc robine

this enormous work gathers more than 300 songs, and about as many singers & musicians
the book features comments, lyrics & music for each song
the production of this collection lasted for over a year and was directed by marc robine
gabriel sings "les 3 maçons jolis", "le chant des mariniers de la loire", "jésus christ s'habille en pauvre", "derrière chez nous", "plaisir d'amour", "comprenez-vous ? [les reproches de la tulipe]", "comment vouloir qu'une personne chante ?", "d'où vient cela ?"," le navire de bayonne", "jean de la lune", [with emmanuelle parrenin], "la milice" [with gildas arzel & michel hindenoch], "la passion de jésus christ" [with marie sauvet], "les 3 jolis mineurs" [with évelyne girardon], "à bordeaux il vient d'arriver" [with michèle bernard & yannick guilloux], "la plus belle de céans" [with hal collomb & coline yacoub]
produced by marc robine, emmanuel pariselle & gabriel, recorded & mixed by jacques dompierre

[epm]

 

marja mattlar, olipa kerran

isis records [1994] [finland]
produced by gabriel yacoub

3 track single, 2 are taken from marja mattlar's 1st album [pariisi - vuorenkylä], "olipa kerran" & "lausumattomat sanat"
3rd one is a previously unreleased cover of sandy denny's beautiful song, "fotheringay"
arranged & produced by gabriel & patrice clémentin, recorded & mixed by patrice clémentin

[marja]

 

tibert, j'entaille

les oreilles en pointe [1994]
produced by gabriel yacoub
tibert is a truely gifted writer as a lyricist & a composer
original & inspired folk-rock chanson, served by good vocals & good arrangements
includes a cover of "le dégoût" by alain souchon
produced by gabriel, recorded & mixed by andreas rathgeb

[tibert]

 

marja mattlar, pariisi - vuorenkylä

isis records [1994] [finland] | buda musique | mélodie distribution [fr]
produced by gabriel yacoub

marja mattlar's 1st official album, recorded in paris in 1993
beautiful writing of rich texts on life, conscience, love, children [in finnish]
with nikki matheson, sylvie berger, jean-pierre arnoux, gilles chabenat, yannick hardouin, nicolas yvan mingot, manu le houëzec & frédéric baudimant
arranged & produced by gabriel & patrice clémentin, recorded & mixed by patrice clémentin

[marja]

 

gabriel yacoub, les instruments de musique populaires

m.a. éditions [1986]
a little book about traditional instruments in europe, their history, technical details, legends...
written by gabriel, illustrations by béatrice urseau

 

la bamboche, la saison des amours

ballon noir [1979]
produced by gabriel yacoub

malicorne colleagues, la bamboche was formed earlier, this is their temptative folk-rock debut
in the 70's, some passionate fans would consider the 2 bands, as upholders of the "acoustic" as opposed to "electric" wave
this project was a surprise for some of them!
good traditional songs & good arrangements
note évelyne girardon, new member of the band
recorded & mixed by bruno menny

 

contribution

pete seeger - un siècle en chansons

auteur : etienne bours
éditions le bord de l'eau


gabriel wrote the foreword

[more]

 

Ωceans

gabriel wrote and sang the ocean will be, on the original soundtrack of the movie Ωceans by jacques perrin & jacques cluzaud, on music by bruno coulais
the song was recorded with a symphonic orchestra and a choir
in theaters january 27th 2010

[the announce]
[hear the song]
[song lyrics]
[review]
http://oceans-lefilm.com/

 

les ogres de barback présentent pitt ocha au pays des mille collines

of his many travels around the world, pitt ocha has brought new songs [and a new story] to the striking musical diversity
it crosses as well as gabriel yacoub les cowboys fringants or polo, tiken jah fakoly, 17 hippies, children and women burmese, mongolian, french, rwanda ... in addition, this second part of the adventures of little character has, as his predecessor certified gold, a nice booklet of 68 pages fully illustrated
a treat for both the eyes and ears, after all! finally, on each disc sold a euro will be transferred to a charitable, cultural vocation
case digifile fsc board, 4 pages, 68 pages booklet fsc paper, cd 16 tracks + 1 story, illustration eric fleury

gabriel wrote and sings "pile ou face" with les ogres

[pitt ocha'myspace]
[buy the cd]
http://www.lesogres.com/main.htm

 

dans l’oubli du sommeil | brand new world

double album home records | amg distribution

1 - dans l’oubli du sommeil didier françois & gilles chabenat

the passionate dialogue of two instruments, symbols of the french and swedish traditions: the vielle à roue and the nyckelharpa
at the same time, their music is popular and erudite, terrestrial and celestial
guided by the will to nourish the present, they modernized their instruments in order to taste savours of various repertories

2 - brand new world didier françois invite gabriel yacoub

litanies on the crude of nature, the truth of the elements, realities and essential concepts whose, however, we were separated because of the civilization
several centuries of lapse of memory, then ignorance, the dogmas, the culture, science, alchemical research or nuclear power ineluctably leads us to an initiation, essential to a brand new world, the only possible one, the one we chose
brand new world is this intimist and contemplative world created by didier françois and gabriel yacoub, mixing music and visual arts...
gabriel sings :
vois mon enfant
le grand rouge
salamandre
fire & rain
le brochet
pour la terre
le grand rouge bis


[to know more & listen to the music]
[reviews]
[didier françois]
http://www.homerecords.be

[mail]

 

ambrozijn : 10

home records | distribution amg

since ambrozijn started releasing albums in 1996, they've always had the opportunity to record with great folksingers such as sylvie berger, vera coomans, soetkin collier, eva deroovere, ludo vandeau, paul rans & gabriel yacoub

during the years a dream slowly came to unite them all on stage one day, supported by a string orchestra and a rhythm section
their tenth anniversary seemed to be the perfect occasion and when the puzzle fell into place, a recording team arrived as well to capture this unique gathering

they selected the most suitable songs from their rich repertoire and completely rearranged them for the orchestra and the backing choir

[more info]
http://www.ambrozijn.be

 

didier laloy | invite...s

wild boar music [2005]

cd & dvd recorded live in huy [be]

didier laloy, superb diatonic accordion player leads a happy group of many friends
for these concerts, didier invited marka, ialma, perry rose, trio trad, panta rhei, tref, s-tres, jean-christophe renault and gabriel yacoub"

[écouter les choses les plus simples, télécharger les images de le sel et le sucre]]
http://www.didierlaloy.be/mp3_invites/mp3_invites.php

 

ocean | jennifer cutting's ocean orchestra

sunsign records [2004]

composer | director jennifer cutting convenes a global orchestra of celtic and british isles music
guest artists such as maddy prior and peter knight [steeleye span], the late tony cuffe [ossian], gabriel yacoub, dave mattacks [fairport convention, xtc, paul mccartney], troy donockley [iona], bulgarian diva tatiana sarbinska and other leading lights from the european scene are joined by us luminaries, grace griffith, john jennings [mary chapin carpenter band], sue richards, zan mcleod, and others

gabriel arranged and sings "if you are near" with polly bolton and sylvie berger

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jcutting//ocean_cd.htm

 

turlu tursu

home records [2004]

1st album from this belgian band
first also on my good friend michel van achter brand new label
the 3 musicians of turlu tursu show rare inventivity and boldness
they find their inspiration in music from all over the world to create original works
gabriel sings "aube"
http://www.homerecords.be

 

hughes de courson, lux obscura

virgin classics [2003]
a medieval electronic project
arranged and directed by hughes de courson, brian gulland & david white
gabriel sings "loyauté" by guillaume de machault and "sederunt principes", by perrotin le grand

 

gargouilles, vilaine !

coop breizh [2003]
between ronds de redon & rockabilly, gargouilles from nantes, are very inventive people, new instruments, show forms, ways of life...
gabriel gave a hand for production and wrote "patatrac", "je retournerai au pays" & "en attendant"

http://gargouilles.free.fr

 

bruno coulais, winged migration

sony classics [2002]
original soundtrack for jacques perrin's movie, music by bruno coulais
it features:
a filetta, , comme un souffle
nick cave, , to be by your side
robert wyatt, masters of the field, the highest gander, la forêt rouge & hors champ [written by yacoub / coulais]
gabriel sings la colombe poignardée (yacoub / coulais)

http://www.bacfilms.com/peuple/

 

autour de la guitare

polydor [2002]
produced by jean-félix lalanne
the project brought many musicians & singers together around the guitar:
claude nougaro, maxime le forestier, maurane, gildas arzel, jean-jacques goldman, philippe lafontaine, dan ar braz, claudia meyer, murray head, michael jones, gérald de palmas...
features "un grand frère", by gildas arzel, back up vocals from gabriel & jean-jacques goldman

 

éric montbel, le jardin des mystères

ulysse productions / nocturne [2001]
criminal laments, bloody ballads & other dark songs...
after "le jardin de l'ange" [garden of the angel], éric montbel strikes again, with the help of the usual musicians & singers, plus a few guests
different répertoire, the subtitle is clear
gabriel sings "les habits noirs" & "trois garçons bien habillés" with sylvie berger
http://ulysse.ange.free.fr

 

laïs, le grand vent

virgin [2001] [3 track cd single]
3 versions of "le grand vent" written gabriel
"le grand vent" [album version]
"le grand vent - a capella" [nice as it is!]
"le grand vent - 3am" [remix] [why?]

http://www.lais.be

 

laïs, dorothea

virgin [2001]
2nd album for the flemish trio
for the international release of the album, gabriel wrote le grand vent that he sings with laïs, he also adapted another song, "kanneke", in french

http://www.lais.be

 

gildas arzel, autour de nous

epic [2000]
this is gildas arzel's latest album
currently unavailable, it will be again, soon [check his site]
gildas is now free from any bonds with record companies until further notice
in the meantime, he writes & produces songs for artists such as johnny halliday, nanette workman, céline dion, maurane, and many more
gabriel wrote the lyrics to "les voix du silence"

http://www.gildas-arzel.com

 

excalibur, le concert mythique

sony music [2000]
this is the concert of excalibur, la légende des celtes recorded live
gabriel sings "dans la même lumière" [yacoub / simon / hodgson], a duo with roger hodgson [supertramp], & "la complainte de perceval" [simon / yacoub], with fairport convention as back up band

 

autour de la guitare, book / cd produced by globe music, collection guitaristes, distributed by sony music

globe music | sony [2000] [livre | double cd]
conception by thierry lamouche [illustrations] & michel haumont
features "devinette", by federico garcia lorca speech by gabriel, a poem [fils fins] & an instrumental piece by gabriel, "copla", gabriel & nicolas yvan mingot, acoustic guitars

[read a review]

 

gargouilles, sur le bord du côté

coop breizh [2000]
one of the very few new bands to merge on today's folk scene, formed by thierry petel & christian gatepaille, of the late happy drivers
raw energy, boldness, bon esprit
gabriel helped with the vocal arrangements and sings also

http://gargouilles.free.fr

 

laurence revey, le creux des fées

muve recordings [1999] [switzerland]
beautiful & bold deliveries of traditional songs, some in the valais language
the arrangements highlight laurence revey's voice and daring vocal polyphonies
produced by hector zazou
gabriel sings "brave soldat", a duo with laurence
http://www.revey.com

 

mama kaya, le génie des saisons

ades | le petit ménestrel [1999]
12 songs for an smart musical for kids
gabriel sings "le génie des saisons"

http://www.mamakaya.com

 

hughes decourson & thomas gubitsh, songs of innocence

virgin classics [1999]
dedicated to childhood, songs of innocence is a series of dialogues between children's voices collected throughout the world and musical instruments from different cultures
gabriel participated in one piece, with laurent vercambre & hughes decourson [malicorne]

 

olla vogala, gnanomo

zoku | emi [1999] [belgium]
olla vogala [all the birds] is a flemish group of over 20 musicians & singers, gathering a very daring combination of time, culture, languages
wouter vandenabeele is the leader & the arranger
gabriel sings a version of "pierre de grenoble" and occasionnaly performs with the band

http://www.ipem.ugent.be/ov/olla_vogala.html

 

excalibur, la légende des celtes

tristar music [1998]
producer alan simon gathered numerous artists for an evocation of the arthurian legend
gabriel sings "la complainte de perceval" [simon / yacoub] with his old time favorite musicians
nicolas yvan mingot wrote the arrangements for the orchestra

 

gildas arzel, gildas arzel

epic | sony music [1997]
gildas is one of gabriel's long time friends, they regularly play, sing, and sometimes write together
gabriel wrote the lyrics & sings on "ami, âme, amen"
produced by gildas, erick benzi & jean-jacques goldman

ami, âme, amen
© gabriel yacoub l gildas arzel



café de la danse - paris, mai 2008
http://www.gildas-arzel.com

 

les enfants du futur

disney records [1996] [book | cd | game]
musical tale by alan simon, musical direction by jean musy
with nilda fernandez, murray head, jean reno, mathilda may, carole fredericks, roger pierre, michel aumont, albert dupontel, popeck, macha meryl, etc
gabriel sings "la danse des anges" & "une autre vie"

 

oskorri, 25 kantu urte

elkar [1996]
once again oskorri joined their audience in celebrating another anniversary:
25 songs for 25 years
recorded live, it represents one of the most emotional and important moments in the band's career
guest musicians from all over europe took part: martin carthy, niko etxart, pedro guerra, gwendal,
kepa junkera, mikel laboa, liam o'flynn, ruper ordorika, juan carlos perez, albert plá, joseba tapia, patrick vaillant
gabriel sings "kalera noa ihesi"

http://www.oskorri.com/

 

petite oreille [little ear]

boucherie productions [1996]
this is a collection of songs for children
gabriel sings "où sont mes nains ? [rendez-moi mes nains]" [where are my dwarves?]
the song has been written after press articles describing in details the huge wave of garden dwarves kidnaping that happened in 1996 in the center of france

 

li troubaires de combouscuro, a toun soulé

target | polygram [1995] [italia]
li troubaires de combouscuro, with several great musicians guesting, franco mussida [pfm] on guitar, fabrizio de andrè, alan stivell, tazenda...
it's a collection of original and traditional songs from the french-provençal heritage, in a language that's still spoken in the alps region, north-west of italy
gabriel sings "danço di sesoun"

 

comes, la maison ou rêvent les arbres

casterman [1995]
cartoon novel by didier comès, gabriel's brother in heart & soul
gabriel wrote the afterword : "l’homme vert, le feuillu ébahi" , reflexion, poetry & philosophy on the myth of the green man
[read]

 

mama kaya, voyage au pays de mama kaya

victor mélodie [1992]
a collection of clever songs for little ones
gabriel sings "dodeli, la chenille mal lunée"

http://www.mamakaya.com

 

mamma's boys, relativity

angel air [1992]
mama's boys came from a long tradition of classic hard rock bands in ireland: taste, skid row, thin lizzy, to U2
formed by the mcmanus brothers they were an exciting live act in the eighties but tragedy struck when brother tommy was diagnosed with leukaemia
pat & john mcmanus took a year out and then reinvented themselves as [celtus]
gabriel participated in the production as a vocal coach and his singing can be heard on some of the tracks

http://www.folking.com/celtus

 

ne m'oublie pas | canada

polydor single [1989]
this is the beginning of a long friendship with the artists in the band
gabriel sings on "brûler l'amour" [b side]

 

ys - madame la frontière

philips 1976
the band's unique album
lineup: rené werneer [old gabriel's pal] michel santangeli, pascal stive [from alan stivell's band], jacky thomas and pierre chérèze
gabriel plays guitar on "madame la frontière"
[know more]

 

alan stivell, chemins de terre

fdm | sony music [1973] [1994]
2nd of gabriel's collaborations to alan stivell's recordings
gabriel wrote the liner notes to the songs
soon after this recording, gabriel conceived the project pierre de grenoble that happened to initiate malicorne

http://www.alan-stivell.com

 

alan stivell à l'olympia

keltia III | fdm | sony music [1972]
this live recording at the celebrated olympia in paris started the revival of celtic music around the whole world
very first of a long series of gabriel's recordings
the musicians : dan ar braz, electric guitar / rené werneer, violin / pascal stive, hammond organ / gérard levavasseur, bass / henri delagarde, cello / michel santangeli, drums / serj parayre, percussion / michel klech', flutes, bombarde
gabriel sings & plays guitar, dulcimer & 5 string banjo

http://www.alan-stivell.com

 

compilation

hughes de courson | babel

virgin classic
disc: 1
1. al sahm al taéh
2. sankada/lasset uns den nicht zerteilen
3. toma que toma
4. il sonno
5. stella splendens
6. ya shady symphony
7. romero santo
8. kuteva
9. concerto for oud and piano no. 23
10. herr, unser herrscher
11. el vuelo
12. ikhtitaf fi assareva
13. o'stravaganza
14. loyauté - gabriel yacoub
15. alatul concerto for kaval & flute
disc: 2
1. the queen of the 1001 nights
2. il duello
3. qui n'auroit autre déport
4. barisokhanda
5. bombé/ruht wohl ihr heiligen gebeine
6. muort'oramai
7. al riyah
8. tana shàot leïn
9. alle
10. yaman hawa/thomas king of egypt
11. la bigoudine
12. ceol cuaine
13. dhikr/requiem/golgotha

 

the best of both worlds

2 cd set
the hannibal world music sampler - the rykodisc music sampler
disc 1:
1. crathadh 't 'aodaich & zbadba - mouth music
2. loyin loyin - babatunde olatunji
3. dance of the hunter's fire - mickey hart
4. croc gossip - michael case kissel
5. obsession - mikey dread
6. diga ai - joanna
7. asalto navideno - el gran combo
8. begging for my love - bunnie brissett
9. mother don't cry - cedella marley booker
10. mr. simon - souzy kasseya
11. colonel fraser - jerry o'sullivan
12. ti citron - 3 mustaphas 3
13. ne mentira nao - jorge de altinho
14. satan dub - lee 'scratch' perry
15. old man's song - airto moreira
16. blow, wind blow - dzintars
disc 2:
1. vente pa madrid - ketama/diabate/thompson
2. liza - kanda bongo man
3. spirit of the forest - baka beyond
4. fote mogoban - jali musa jawara
5. thina siyakhanyisa (we are putting on the light) - mahotella queens
6. dance from maramaros - muzsikas
7. tavasz, tavasz - marta sebestyen
8. snoshti sem minal, kuzum elenke - trio bulgarka
9. la mule - malicorne
10. mominsko horo - ivo papasov
11. transdanubian swineherds' music - orbestra
12. que seria de mi suerte - la macanita
13. i go ka - ali farka toure
14. jarabi - toumani diabate
15. cuban connections - outback
16. water drums 1 - baka forest people

 

chansons de france

epm 3017601
4 cd box
101 songs of france, great hitss, traditionnal songs, poets songs, recorded between 1931 and 2005
gabriel sings "plaisir d'amour"
[from l'anthologie de la chanson française]
[to know more]
[listen]

 

chantons sous les pins

8th edition of the festival, march 4th to 26th, 2005

not on sale | production j c barens

les oisives / du vent
nicolas jules / droit dans l'mur
weepers circus / le rideau rouge
délinquante / le plus important
emmanuel lods / rez de chaussée
romain didier / dans ma rue
miette / ta promise
les papillons / les poètes professionnels
gabriel yacoub / pluie d'elle
sophie térol / monsieur madame

http://chantonssouslespins.free.fr

 

unwired: europe

world music network & amnesty international [2003]

cristina branco / manto de acucenas
eleftheria arvanitaki / arapiko louloudi
lucilla galeazzi / ebla
kayah & goran bregovic / to nai ptak
angelite & fanfare ciocarlia / dilele
die knodel / knodelpolka
saban bajramovic featuring mostar sevdah reunion / opa cupa
zhanna bichevskaya / ne nado grustit, gospodo oficerui
gabriel yacoub / ces dieux-là [acoustic version]
pepe habichuela / remate
marta sebestyen & muzsikas / repulji madar, repulji
altan / donal angus morag
mairi mac innes / puirt a beul
eliza carthy / 10,000 miles
laïs / isabelle
annbjorg lien / fonix
hedningarna / veli
jams / naar oostland

[to purchase the album from amnesty international]

http://www.amnestyshop.org/unwiredeurope.htm

 

a rough guide to the music of france [world music network - rgnet 1111, 2003]

world music network [2003]

les ogres de barback / rue du temps
lo'jo / mémoire d'homme
massilia sound system / méfi ! [chaabi mix]
la talvera / o madama
marilis orionaa / pr'amor
a filetta / sanctus
gabriel yacoub / le garçon jardinier
gabriel yacoub & friends / la mariole
trio patrick bouffard / quand sera-t-elle mariée ?
alard - gineston - guéniffet - siquier / la bourrée des capucins
jo privat & didier roussin / paris musette
les primitifs du futur / c'est la goutte d'or qui fait déborder la valse
édith piaf / les amants de paris
léo ferré / à toi
romane & angelo debarre / légende
bagad men hatan & doudou n'diaye rose / cayenne
eugénie goadec & louise ebrel / deomp d'an unvet [pach pi]
carré manchot / an dro - neg la cho
marcel & son orchestre / fuite de fantaisie 1
la kinkerne / filles du hameau
drailles / javalse
dédale / c'est ainsi
http://www.worldmusic.net

 

in the shadows - open all night

rhino records [2002]

suzanne vega / night vision
hank dogs / let go
ivy / decay
joni mitchel / amelia
prefab sprout / desire as
heidi berry / heart like a wheel
gabriel yacoub / je suis à court
autour de lucie / au large déjà
the sundays / life & soul
brendan perry / the captive heart
r e m / star me kitten
julee cruise / falling
jane siberry / love is everything [harmony version]
lisa germano / the darkest night of all
morphine / gone for good
frank zappa / sleep dirt
dead can dance / the carnival is over

 

bardentreffen nürnberg 1999

heartmoon 1999 [1999]

giorgio conte / la mongolfiera
mayra léon su banda cubana / baila mi pil-n
ifang bondi / munya isi balu
zuzana homolová / byral v horach jeden mlyna
gabriel yacoub / désir
camaguey / chan chan
super cayor de dakar / xansa bopp
nazé / ax kurdistan
erdmöbel / genau wie ich mir es wünsche
eifleck / rumbums'n
philakusstiker / hopp!
dreyschlag / den ganzen abend
mike silver / waiting in your heart
alexander dolskij / die einsamkeit
rainer markus wimmer / dag mir die wahreit
rik / wenn es wieder sommer wird
henrike thies acoustic trio / luftballon aus glas
hans dieter weigl / und die pengertz fließt allezeit vorbei

 

acousteack & ses proches

boucherie production [1998]

malicorne / le branle des chevaux
trio patrick bouffard / rabaterie
étienne grandjean & la belle société / accordéon et boniment
gabriel yacoub / le sel et le sucre
les pires / sova
faubourg de boignard / l'addition
les 4 jean / la buée
malicorne / la mule
trio patrick bouffard / malochet
étienne grandjean & la belle société / la parade des celtes
gabriel yacoub / bon an, mal an
les 4 jean / à limerzel
trio sautivet / louise a | le bois de la rebelle
françois hadji-lazaro / champagne
les pires / yé ké ké
malicorne / balançoire en feu
faubourg de boignard / marco
los carayos / madeleine
trio patrick bouffard / trois petites notes de musique
gabriel yacoub / désir

 

christmas in town

town music [1997]

pete "wyoming" bender / born to be indian
alice gomezi / eagle dance
gabriel yacoub / pluie d'elle
dave patti / save the best for last
irena - alma / wir werden sch'n
die jungen original oberkrainer / der wind bringt dir mein lied
peter sebastian /stark wie ein baum
music company austria / augen schen töne
henner hoier / sommer auf capri
alabina & ishtar / alabina happy edit
waxies dargle / orange blossom special
marion randell /runnin' on love
govi / beach fire dancers
kokopelli / lullaby
andy tielman / glory halleluya

 

festival du cabaret à domicile, saint-laurent-sur-oust

pixie [1996], distribution mélodie

gwazigan / le petit lièvre - par un beau clair de lune
yann-loïc joly & tangi baudin / mouillottes
les chanteurs de vilaine / le petit mercillot
les chiens jaunes / valses
ronan robert & audrey le jossec / ah dites moi, charmante badin
janick martin & erwan hamon / rond de saint-vincent
gabriel yacoub & gilles chabenat / ces dieux-là
patrick couton / little man, you had a busy day
mowenna / les progrès d'une garce
opopop / lagadou du
audrey le jossec & bernard simard / le reel de la pointe aux pinc
traînes-meuriennes / à paris, y'a une vieille
bonus traque !

 

rudolstadt festival

bestell [1995]

mahlathini & the mahotella queens / pitsa tse kgolo [melodi ya lla]
magic mandolins / krummshots
schäl sick brass ban / leidl müsst lustig sein
totó la momposina y sus tambores / las pilanderas
sharon shannon band / sparky
garmarna / min man
the sabri brothers / ali dam dam kay ander
modern mandolin quartet / empress of the pagodas [from the mother goose suite]
hradistan +ag flek / u mamenky v dome
sierra maestra / ¡dundunbanza!
ballhaus / ein hund macht handstand
david schramm / a woman's name
ali hassan kuban / tamin qalbak ya habibi
ökrös / ördöngösfüzesi férfitánc
gabriel yacoub / ma délire
the richard thompson band / mascara tears
vusi mahlasela / when you come back
brüder uhlmann & freunde / wahnfrieds walzer

 

gaïtas, violines y otras hierbas | part 1

dro [1992], distribution sony music [double cd]

the dubliners & the pogues / the irish rover
the levellers / world freak show
the chieftains & van morrison / boffyflow and spike
gwendal / steren
fairport convention / the noise club
clannad / theme from harry's game
the oyster band / bells of rhymney
alan stivell / marv pontkalleg
june tabor / joseph cross
gabriel yacoub / l'eau

 

fast folk revue tenth anniversary part 2, live at the bottom line

fast folk | smithonian folkways [1992] [double cd]

david massengill / the code of cowboy kid
richard julian / the king is dead
five chinese brothers / if i ain't fallin'
gabriel yacoub / les choses les plus simples
judith zweiman / follow me down
richard meyer / the burden
christine lavin / a folksinger earns every dime
frank tedesso / what could i add to that?
david cantor / flexible man
john gorka / where the bottles break
eric wood / disenchanted
nikki matheson / mother's child
frank christian / on two wheels, in the rain
hugh blumenfeld / watertowers
germana pucci, giancarlo biagi, jill burkee / future

http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

[mail]

 

songs of tradition

fast folk | smithonian folkways [1986]

josh joffen / the girl from the great divide
carla sciaky / pretty polly
heather wood / lovely joan
paul kaplan / johnny of hazelgreen
wild rose / katie cruel
the brain trust / 500 miles
the ren tones / star of the county down
giuseppe giannini / tarantella d'mbriaccune
gabriel yacoub / ma délire [with nikki matheson]
deb keman / da fayerdike libe
idle rumours / dagw' nghariadi
the mac disks / cape breton medley

http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

[mail]

 

toward a new beginning

fast folk | smithonian folkways [1986]

richie havens / stop
steve gillette / darcy farrow
gabrie yacoub / je resterai ici
john gorka / i know
judith zweiman / heart on ice
willie nininger / on a winter's night
rod macdonald / the man with the hired face
buddy mondlock / skeleton
david ray / cab fare and perfume
left field / chiller theater
rosemary kirstein / baffin bay
alan atkisson / epiphany dream

http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

[mail]

 

love and war

fast folk | smithonian folkways [1985]

christine lavin / roses from the wrong man
david indian / free harbor
palmer & bragg / into the sun
david massengill / the x-presidents' waltz
gabriel yacoub / elle a des cheveux d'or
susan vosburgh / call me please, melissa - the real world
doug miles / my banana burrito, frenchy
andrew calhoun / bow and arrow
joe virgo / susan's valentine [as long as your love's there]
peggy atwood / unchain this heart
roger manning / song to anne frank [the annex blues]
peter wilson / maria

http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

[mail]

 

fast folk

fast folk | smithonian folkways [1984]

josh joffen / pandora
alex miller / to the shore!
shawn colvin / no friends to me
richard meyer / the january cold
tom mcghee / the wizard
doug birch / the visionary's daughter
dan ar braz / merci monsieur stephen stills
jack hardy / elevator
judith zweiman / child of the west
john gorka / the sentinel
gabriel yacoub / anna perenna [inédit] [avec dan ar bras]
robin russell / [maybe you'd be happy in] guatemala
alan beck / shiny new horn

http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

[mail]

 

traditional songs

coop | smithonian folkways [1983]

paul kaplan / the lambs on the green hills
john roberts / enlist, bonnie laddie
jan henshaw / do you love an apple
chris smither / another way to find you
ken perlman / return from fingal
gabriel yacoub / bon an, mal an
peter wilson / four silver rings
marie mularczyk / wondrous love - the soldier's fancy
mike agranoff / si bheag, si mhor
david jones / the wings of a gull
bob zaidman / elegy early on
richard fewtrell / love is kind
john hodel / i have this love

http://www.folkways.si.edu/index.html

[mail]

 

new coming

vinyl - music distributor, allemagne l germany

1. all I want to be - the broughtons
2. doom's day - efendis garden
3. sticky boogie - trans europe express
4. rhizosphere sequent - richard pinhas
5. couché tard, levé matin - malicorne
6 allez dire à la ville - dan ar bras
7. streetheat - ramblers
8. neutron bomb - mythos
9. w.c. rock - factory
10. paradia - roland bocquet
11. join the party - welcome
12. like a bird - ray orpheus

 

grand bal folk

hexagone - 1979
compilation

 

gabrielyacoub.com