La Vie de Bohème (album)

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La Vie de Boheme
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Studio album by Dave Burrell
Released December 21, 1969
Genre Jazz
Label BYG
Producer Michael Cuscuna
Alan Douglas
Dave Burrell chronology
High Won-High Two
(1968)High Won-High Two1968
La Vie de Boheme
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

La Vie de Bohème is a studio album released by jazz pianist Dave Burrell. The album is Burrell's take on the operatic adaptation of La Vie de Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, titled La bohème. The album has been called "a fine example of the similarities between the free jazz and classical worlds." Though this is not a straight performance of the opera, each of the acts are represented with "a great deal of improvisation."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "First Act" — 20:00
  2. "Second Act (1st Part)" — 5:00
  3. "Second Act (2nd Part)" — 12:00
  4. "Third Act" — 5:15
  5. "Fourth Act" — 7:45


  • Dave Burrell — piano
  • Eleanor Burrell — vocals
  • Ric Colbeck — piano, trumpet, harp
  • Claude Delcloo — chimes, drums, tympani
  • Beb Guérin — bass
  • Grachan Moncur III — trombone, chimes
  • Kenneth Terroade — flute, saxophone (tenor)