Le Theatre Du Chene Noir

Aurora (FFL060)

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Le Theatre Du Chene Noir



LPS 162496




LP 18,17 €

In 1972, Steve Lacy recorded Solo, one of the gems in his discography, in the Théâtre du Chêne Noir in Avignon. The previous year (which was also the year in which Aurora appeared), the eponymous group of actors led by Gérard Gelas, took up residence in what was a 12th century chapel. The Théâtre du Chêne Noir is therefore not just the name of a space open to all kinds of artistic audacity, but also the name of the great Theatre Group which resides there. Gérard Terronès showed some flair when he published, in 1971 on Futura, the first album by Théâtre du Chêne Noir. It has to be said that the group run by Gérard Gelas was right up his street: non-conformist, eccentric, protesting, just so alive… Singing too, as we can still hear today on Aurora, recorded at Avignon the 22 and 23 June 1971.


  • Gérard Gélas - drums
  • Pierre Surtel - alto sax, flute, vocals
  • Jean-Marie Redon - flute, vocals
  • Guy Paquin - violancello, trumpet, vocals
  • Nicole Aubiat - cymbal, vocals
  • Daniel Dublet - electric guitar, vocals
  • Bénédicte Maulet - vocals

Avignon, France, July 22 & 23, 1971


  • SIDE A
  • 01. Arrivée De La Terre Et De Ses Enfants: L'Aurore
  • 02. Le Bonheur
  • 03. La Vieillesse Et La MortV
  • SIDE B
  • 01. Le Conte De La Terre Et De Ses Enfants Et La Première Apparition Des Hommes Oiseaux
  • 02. La Fascination Des Enfants De La Terre Par Les Hommes-Oiseaux
  • 03. Vivre