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<i>World Musette</i>

Banning Eyre reviews the CD World Musette by the Paris-based group Les Primitifs du Futur -- or in English, The Future Primitives. The band, which features American cartoonist Robert Crumb on mandolin and banjo, devotes itself to old-style acoustic jazz. It sounds like it came from the 1920s. In fact, many of these compositions are contemporary, and were written by members of the group. Crumb, known for album covers and cartoons from the '60s and '70s, especially the everlasting Keep on Truckin', has had a lifelong fascination with 78 RPM records and old music. Back when this music was not the least bit fashionable, Robert Crumb was a member of The Cheap Suit Serenaders. Now he lives in Paris where he's clearly having a blast! (3:30)The CD is World Musette by Les Primitifs Du Futur, distributed by Harmonia Mundi, catalog number Sketch 333012.

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