They got their names from the Haitian dictator Papa Doc Duvallier's brutal presidential guard that was named Tonton Macoute. Why, I am not sure but if that name is original, so is their sole album released on rare and collectable Neon Record (also Spring and Indian Summer). Paul French on kbs and vocals is not to be confused with the awesome Pete French singer in Atomic Rooster and Cactus and Leafhound. The rest of the band consist of Chris Gavin on bass and guitars, Dave Knowles on winds and vocals, Nigel Reveler on drums.
Their record is full of jazz-inspired prog rock with long instrumental interplay in even longer tracks. Their music oozes fun and good-natured moods and should please most everyone, even the ones wary of jazz-tinged music, as this is hardly their only inspiration. Highly recommended to the progheads that seek to deepen their knowledge of early 70's prog rock and looking for unknown gems such as this one.
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