CD It’s great to see the wonderful French small label Soleil Zeuhl back with not one but four new releases. Here is the first of those: BBI – “BBI” French trio BBI recorded just one album before the members moved on to other projects. The members were guitarist Laurent Imperato (ex-Xaal), bassist Philippe Bussonnet (Magma, One Shot) and drummer Jean-Claude Buire (ex-Offering). The album is quite similar to the instrumental Jazz-Rock Fusion guitar oriented music played by One Shot, driven by the superb bass lines played by Bussonnet. The music is highly energetic and improvised, with the guitar performing some wild pyrotechnics. The repetitive rhythmic patterns and the intensive sound of the French Zeuhl school, developed by the Magma camp, are of course the foundation, but this album is definitely more Fusion oriented that any of the Magma albums. Three of the six composition present here, written by Bussonnet will appear later in reworked form on the first One Shot album three years later. Magma and Zeuhl fans will jump on this album, but it is recommended to all listeners who love guitar power trios. Thanks to Soleil Zeuhl one more gem from the French heritage has been rescued from oblivion. The music was mastered and restored by the Israeli sound wizard Udi Koomran. https://www.jazzis.com/shop/default.asp?item=102488 JAZZIS WEB SHOP Normal activity. HAVE FUN!