Sommor Records present a reissue of Rupture's Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu, originally released in 1973. Rupture was born when famous French songwriter Boris Bergman (France Gall, Dalida) decided to record a conceptual album about the history of Israel. He approached ace drummer and singer Sylvain Krief (Airto Fogo, Michel Fugain, Aznavour, Clark Terry, Bud Powell) and soon, other musicians joined the fold: Jean-François Jenny-Clark (Don Cherry, Steve Lacy) on bass, Georges Locatelli (Total Issue) on guitar, and Jean-Pierre Mas on piano, organ, guitar, and vocals.
In resume, Rupture was a kind of super-group featuring some of the best musicians from the Euro jazz/progressive/fusion scene. It also included collaborations by Michel Fugain and Nicole Croisille. The album was recorded over a period of three months and the result was released as a very limited private pressing with help from the Futura label. Arranged by Sylvain Krief and Jean-Pierre Mas, Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu includeds a side-long suite on side A and shorter songs on Side B.
An impossible to find rarity from France, Rupture's Israel Suite / Dominante En Bleu is an incredible mix of vocal/spiritual jazz, funk, progressive, jazz-pop and psych. Recommended if you like Cortex, Les Masques, George Arvanitas, Herbie Hancock and Full Moon Ensemble. Gatefold LP version with accompanying download coupon.