Category Archives: Fusion

Renaud Louis-Servais Group – Euria (Ejamslive Festival 2016)

Very nice jazz from France.

Renaud Louis-Servais Group on YouTube

Renaud Louis-Servais on YouTube

Renaud Louis-Servais on Jazz-Rock

Renaud Louis-Servais on Facebook

Renaud Louis-Servais Group on Facebook

There are a number of related posts on my site.

 

 

Epic Circus, New Jazz Fusion Album by the Renaud Louis-Servais Group

I received my cd of the Renaud Louis-Servais Group’s new album “Epic Circus” in the mail yesterday and treated myself to two full hearings this morning.  It was a real treat! It is fine jazz fusion played by a top level crew of musicians [Renaud Louis-Servais, guitars; Henri Dorina, bass; Aurel Ouzoulias and Virgil Donati, drums; Christophe Cravero and Philippe Saisse, keyboard].

A gentle entry leads into “Carry’n” which begins the excitement with Renaud’s incisive guitar work providing the colorful and assured brushstrokes that give the music its primary colors.

I can’t give you a favorite track.  They are all wonderful.  Also, the album is carefully constructed (I think) like a tapestry; and, as with a rich tapestry, one cannot really say, “Oh, I like that corner, that little spot over there…”. Nonetheless, I will say that on both hearings I found myself exclaiming out loud at “When You’ve Got Nothing” and that the “Long Breath” in the midst of such thrilling music was very cool. But, no…Carry’n, Freedom, Zaku Patatu (composed by Philippe Saisse),  Epic Circus, Techno City, and  All Minor Blues…There is no way to choose a favorite track…and no reason!  (There is not a weak track among them.) The album ends with thoughtful acoustic guitar in “The Beauty of Life”.

Renaud Louis-Servais is clearly a gifted composer as well as a great guitarist.  He and his group of world-class musicians have produced a classic jazz fusion album that, in my opinion, will live on as such.

The album has been at the top of progressive/fusion charts and has received some very good reviews, for example:

Prog Sphere

Here are some links:     Renaud Louis-Servais Group  RLSG on Facebook Renaud Louis-Servais on Facebook

You can purchase the Epic Circus album at Amazon and iTunes. I got my cd from AbstractLogix. (I’m in the U.S.). It is available in Europe at GuitarEuroMedia.

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Epic Circus — New Renaud Louis-Servais Group album available online

The new RLSG (Renaud Louis-Servais Group) album is now available online.

You can listen to  tracks at : http://rvrb.fm/1Iz6rjv (ReverbNation) or visit Renaud’s Facebook site. Renaud Louis-servais There is some very exciting fusion there performed by Renaud and other top-rate musicians. [Virgil Donati (drums), Ouzoulias Aurélien (drums), Philippe Saisse (kb), Christophe Cravero (kb) and Henri Dorina (bass)]  … Tracks are available for purchase at iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/fr/album/epic-circus/id1024553279

The CD will be available 1 September.

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Renaud Louis-Servais – Scott Henderson “Peru” – Fusion guitar lessons trailer (GuitareLive)

Renaud Louis Servais. Teaching is a big part of Renaud’s musical life.  One aspect is teaching fusion guitar at GuitareLive.  Here is a part of his lesson…an improvisation on Scott Henderson’s (Tribal Tech) “Peru”.  Renaud’s improvisations are always worth posting, in my opinion.  (By the way, fans are eagerly awaiting the new Renaud Louis-Servais Group‘s “Epic Circus” album.  Pretty soon, I think…)

“Epic Circus” Video — Renaud Louis-Servais (featuring Virgil Donati, Philippe Saisse, and Henri Dorina)

This is a video of “Epic Circus” performed at a recording session in L.A. when Renaud and the others were there early this year. Exciting and colorful musical tapestry. This is just one track of an album which will be released soon.

RLSG (Renaud Louis-Servais Group)…Facebook

RLSG (Renaud Louis-Servais Group) … Website

Renaud Louis-Servais…Facebook

Here are the Facebook sites of the other fine RLSG musicians. (Renaud above)

Virgil Donati   Philippe Saisse   Henri Dorina

Here are some related posts:

Renaud Louis-Servais Interview (English)

Improvisations on Jeff Beck’s “The Pump” — Renaud Louis-Servais

Tribute to Steve Lukather (“Never walk alone”) — Renaud

Renaud Louis-Servais – fusion improvisation on minor blues

Renaud Louis-Servais Guitar Lessons in English (Teacher of Tina S)

Prog Sphere’s AwesomeCast: Episode 28 — Renaud-Louis Servais Group and Others

Renaud Louis-Servais Guitar Lessons in English (Teacher of Tina S)

Renaud Louis-Servais Interview (English)

Here is another post from Prog Sphere.  I’ve posted a number of videos and other items of Renaud-Louis-Servais . Some of you may be interested in a recent interview (in English) where he discusses his work, development, musical practices, etc.  I’ve become very interested in Renaud’s work and style during the last couple of years.

[Tina S fans…the largest percentage of my viewers…also may be interested in Tina’s guitar teacher.  Many have wanted to know more about Renaud.]

http://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/renaud-louis-servais-interview/

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Prog Sphere’s AwesomeCast: Episode 28 — Renaud-Louis Servais Group and Others

Here is an interesting and fun compilation of recent progressive rock pieces recently posted by Renaud-Louis Servais on his Facebook page.  It is, of course, on Prog Sphere YouTube channel. (RLSG – Renaud Louis-Servais Group is on track 8…”Epic Circus” that will soon be released on cd.) I am an admirer of Renaud and his group but there is a lot of other great stuff, too.  (Here is the Prog Sphere website.)

Track listing:

01. El Circulo de Willis – El hombre entre la multitud 00:0006:04
02. Malacoda – Cutting 06:0610:01
03. Kes – Hak 10:0315:37
04. Widek – Earthshine (feat. Plini) 15:3820:09
05. Klone – Immersion 20:1125:16
06. In The Presence of Wolves – Storm in a Red Dress 25:1829:36
07. Vola – A Stare Without Eyes 29:3934:32
08. Renaud Louis-Servais Group – Epic Circus 34:3441:04
09. Father Figure – Schizophrenzy 41:0546:26