Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

Active since: 1974    

In 1974, Alain Mion, Alain Gandolfi & Jeff Huttner formed the mythical band, CORTEX who then recorded several LP's, including the legendary “Troupeau Bleu”. Troupeau bleu, recorded in 2 days in july 75, is a real musical U.F.O, an unclassifiable record, a mixing of thousand flavours, the kind of records you will discover listening after listening. May 2006,issue of an unreleased CD and LP by Cortex : “CORTEX INEDIT 79'” featuring Alain Mion & Alain Gandolfi (Underdog Records) November 2008, issue of the 3rd reedition of Troupeau Bleu CD and LP by Cortex December 2008: reformation of the band Cortex (Alain Mion)


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A legendary bit of funky fusion from the French scene of the 70s -- the standout set from Cortex, a combo who's very heavy on the keyboards! The tunes have a feel that's quite different than American electric work of the time -- funky, but also a bit breezy too -- with a strong Brazilian influence in some of the rhythms, and hip use of female vocals alongside the Fender Rhodes -- which makes for a double layer of sound that's totally great! There's a bit of alto sax in the instrumentation, but most of the sound comes from the interplay between keyboards, voice, bass, and drums -- rolling along in a sound that's stunningly soulful, and which makes the record one of the hippest European dates from the decade.


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