Allan Browne Quintet - Une Saison En Enfer - A Season In Hell
A Season In Hell (Une Saison En Enfer) is the latest Rimbaud inspired work from the Allan Browne Quintet.
to recording and performing original, contemporary jazz, this
distinguished Quintet alongside prolific and highly respected drummer
Allan Browne includes the extraordinary compositional talents of Geoff
Hughes and Eugene Ball, notable double bass player Nick Haywood and
accomplished alto sax man, Philip Noy.
Over 18 months, the
Quintet developed and recorded these pieces, inspired by Rimbaudís last
and only published work. For years the 19th century French poet Arthur
Rimbaud has mesmerized Allan Browne with his prose and precocious
genius. This is the sequel to the Quintetís 2007 release The Drunken
Boat, Rimbaudís best known, 25-verse poem; thus completing this cycle
for the Quintet.
This lengthy prose poem, written in 1873,
Rimbaudís 19th year, traces the narratorís journey from life into hell,
with his philosophical observations along the way. Rimbaudís actual
journey included a long and widely travelled affair with the older poet
Paul Verlaine, who was gaoled for shooting him in Brussels.
Rimbaudís work has long influenced 20th century artists and musicians around the world.
Out now on Jazzhead.
Eugene Ball (Trumpet), Geoff Hughes (Guitar), Nick Haywood (Bass), Phillip Noy (Alto Sax) and Allan Browne (Percussion).