BYG Records

BYG Records

Profile:
French label formed in Paris, France, in 1967. BYG is an acronym of the founders of the label; Fernand Boruso, who worked previously for Pierre Barouh's "Saravah" label; Jean-Luc Young, who was at "Barclay Records"; and Jean Georgakarakos (also known as 'Karakos'), a French record dealer and distributor. The company's 'Actuel' tag encompassed promotional & marketing activity, such as a regional music magazine, and was a BYG series produced by drummer Claude Delcloo.

The label's primary aim was to record and capture a growing market of 'free-style' jazz-oriented artists and exponents of avant-garde music that were beginning to emerge at the close of the 1960's. Such artists as Archie Shepp, Don Cherry, Dave Burrell and Gong featured on the BYG Records label. Recordings were usually achieved whilst such bands were on tour in Europe and the label's existence was an attraction for groups not on the radar of mainstream popularity.

To gain focus for their label BYG/Actuel initiated a five-day, 24-hour concert in Europe in the fall of 1969. Supported by the Ricard Foundation the concert was to be held at the ''Parc Saint Cloud'' in Paris. Billed, up to the eleventh-hour, as the "First Paris Music Festival" with over 55 acts, the event was banned for 'environmental reasons' by concerned lobbyists of the French capital. Undeterred, BYG/Actuel moved the event over the Belgium border, into a cold, damp, open field location in Amougies, reminiscent of early Glastonbury events.

The acts appeared on a hastily erected stage covered by a large makeshift tent, performing to an audience of over 18,000, mainly French, Belgian or German fans, sleeping and eating rough. To complicate matters, the groups were introduced in English by master of ceremonies Frank Zappa who was accompanying and promoting a Captain Beefheart tour of Europe. His co-host was Pierre Lattès, producer, DJ & music editor for Actuel Magazine, who was issuing live portions of the show out on LW French radio. Bootlegs, such as Zappa jamming with Pink Floyd (Inter-Zappa Overdrive), and a Jean-Nöel Roy and Jérôme Laperrousaz documentary film Music Power/European Music Revolution reflect the nature of this event, which was in its way successful but a financial disaster for BYG/Actuel.

In hindsight, the Parisian authorities were perhaps foolish in snubbing BYG/Actuel's vision. Many of the bands booked for this event were, or became, the cream of the rock and jazz scene at the time. If the event had occurred in the comfort of the Paris stadium it is likely that it would have become a regular European event similar to that of Glastonbury or other UK festivals. BYG/Actuel staged "60 hours of music for 60 Francs" between 24-28th Oct 1969 as follows: [See poster in 'images']

Introduced by Frank Zappa & Pierre Lattès
Friday Night: 24th Oct
"Pop Music" Ten Years After, Colosseum, Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation, Alan Jack Civilization. "Free Jazz" Art Ensemble Of Chicago, Sunny Murray, Burton Greene, 360 Degree Music Experience [Beaver Harris/Dave Burrell]. "New Music" Free Music Group [aka Udo Bergner Free Music Communion].
Saturday Night: 25th Oct "Pop Music'" Pink Floyd, Freedom, Keith Relf's Rennaisance, Alexis Korner & The New Church, Blues Convention [Alexis Korner]. '''Free Jazz''' Grachan Moncur III, Arthur Jones, Joachim Kühn, Don Cherry.
Sunday Afternoon: 26th Oct "French Pop Groups" Martin Circus, Alan Jack Civilization, Triangle, We Free, Cruciferius, Indescriptible Chaos Rampant.
(Interim Spectacle: Max Auer & Claudia Saumade) Amplification by Standel. Environmental Direction: Jacques Cherix. Coordination: Brigette Guichard.
Sunday Night: 26th Oct '"Pop Music" The Nice, Caravan, Blossom Toes, Ame Son. "Free Jazz" Archie Shepp, Kenneth Terroade, Anthony Braxton. "New Music" Germ (Pierre Mariétan).
Monday Night: 27th Oct "Pop Music" Yes, Pretty Things, Chicken Shack, Sam Apple Pie, Frogeaters, Daevid Allen Group, Keith Tippett Group. "Free Jazz" Pharoah Sanders, Dave Burrell, John Surman, Clifford Thornton, Sonny Sharrock. "New Music" Acting Trio.
Tuesday Night: 28th Oct "Pop Music'" Soft Machine, Captain Beefheart, East Of Eden, Fat Mattress, Zoo. "Free Jazz" Alan Silva, Robin Kenyatta, Chris McGregor, Steve Lacy, Dave Burrell Big Band. "New Music" Musica Elettronica Viva.

A number of the above artists were recorded on the BYG Records label. Beefheart's session can be found on Revenant's Grow Fins: Rarities (1965-1982). By 1972 BYG Actuel had all but disappeared as a label. Karakos set up his own label "Celluloid" and Young formed the "Charly Records" label. The latter has released a CD set of past BYG Actuel recordings, as has Italy's "Get Back Records".

Note: Jacques Bisceglia, the French producer, is often incorrectly quoted as being the "B" in BYG.

The BYG Records 'Actuel' series is denoted by the suffix catalog# 300. Thus the Don Cherry recording "Mu" First Part would be catalog suffix# .301 and, in most cases, the Actuel recordings were 180 gram vinyl.
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year 
129 002 Mary Open The Door / I'm Tore Down  album cover Alexis Korner Mary Open The Door / I'm Tore Down(7", Single) BYG Records 129 002 France 1968 Sell This Version
129 005 Slow Drag / So Glad I'm Yours  album cover The Intruders Slow Drag / So Glad I'm Yours(7") BYG Records 129 005 France 1968 Sell This Version
529.001 The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation  album cover The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records 529.001 France 1968 Sell This Version
529 002 A New Generation Of Blues  album cover Alexis Korner A New Generation Of Blues(LP, Album) BYG Records 529 002 France 1968 Sell This Version
529 502 A New Generation Of Blues  album cover Alexis Korner A New Generation Of Blues(LP, Album) BYG Records 529 502 France 1968 Sell This Version
BYG 529154 Deep People  album cover Bill Russo / Shelley Manne* Bill Russo / Shelley Manne* - Deep People(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529154 France 1968 Sell This Version
129 006 What Kind Of Lady / You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Gone)  album cover Dee Dee Sharp What Kind Of Lady / You're Gonna Miss Me (When I'm Gone)(7") BYG Records 129 006 France 1969 Sell This Version
129007 Give A Damn/Funny In A Sad Sad Way  album cover The Johnstons Give A Damn/Funny In A Sad Sad Way(7", Single) BYG records 129007 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 009 Peace Be Still/ The Lord Brought Us Out  album cover James Cleveland* And The Angelic Choir James Cleveland* And The Angelic Choir - Peace Be Still/ The Lord Brought Us Out(7", Single) Byg Records 129 009 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 010 Love (Can Make You Happy)  album cover Mercy (4) Love (Can Make You Happy)(7", Single) BYG Records 129 010 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 011 Medicine Man  album cover Buchanan Brothers (2) Medicine Man(7", Single) BYG Records 129 011 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 013 Shame On You / Baby Don't You Come Back Home  album cover Alan Jack Civilization Shame On You / Baby Don't You Come Back Home(7", Single) BYG Records 129 013 France 1969 Sell This Version
129.014 Some Other Guy  album cover Jasmin-T Some Other Guy(7", Single) BYG Records 129.014 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 015 Wet Dream  album cover Max Romeo Wet Dream(7") BYG Records 129 015 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 016 Tulpen Aus Amsterdam  album cover Wilma Tulpen Aus Amsterdam(7", Single, Mono) BYG Records 129 016 France 1969 Sell This Version
129 016 Goodbye So Long  album cover Ike & Tina Turner Goodbye So Long (Single) 129 016 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.003 West Coast Rock And Roll  album cover The Milwaukee Coasters West Coast Rock And Roll(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.003 France 1969 Sell This Version
529 004 The Blues In My Heart The Rhythm In My Soul  album cover Elmore James The Blues In My Heart The Rhythm In My Soul(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records 529 004 France 1969 Sell This Version
529 005 Doctor Dunbar's Prescription  album cover The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation Doctor Dunbar's Prescription(LP, Album) BYG Records 529 005 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.051 Archive Of Jazz Volume 1 - Louis Armstrong  album cover Louis Armstrong Archive Of Jazz Volume 1 - Louis Armstrong(LP, Comp, Mono) BYG Records 529.051 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.053 Archive Of Jazz Volume 3 - Duke Ellington - Animal Crackers In My Soup  album cover Duke Ellington Archive Of Jazz Volume 3 - Duke Ellington - Animal Crackers In My Soup(LP, Comp) BYG Records 529.053 France 1969 Sell This Version
529 067 Archive Of Jazz Volume 17 - Kings Of Classics Jazz: Georges Lewis - Kid Ory  album cover George Lewis (2), Kid Ory George Lewis (2), Kid Ory - Archive Of Jazz Volume 17 - Kings Of Classics Jazz: Georges Lewis - Kid Ory(LP, Comp) BYG Records, BYG Records 529 067 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.148 Milt Jackson Howard McGhee  album cover Milt Jackson, Howard McGhee Milt Jackson, Howard McGhee - Milt Jackson Howard McGhee(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.148 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.301 "Mu" First Part  album cover Don Cherry "Mu" First Part (Album) 529.301 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.302 A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House  album cover The Art Ensemble Of Chicago A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House (Album) 529.302 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.304 Yasmina, A Black Woman  album cover Archie Shepp Yasmina, A Black Woman (Album) 529.304 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.305 Magick Brother  album cover Gong Magick Brother (Album) 529.305 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.306 Africanasia  album cover Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones Claude Delcloo, Arthur Jones - Africanasia (Album) 529.306 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.307 Stigmates  album cover Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* - Stigmates(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records 529.307 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.308 Aquariana  album cover Burton Greene Ensemble Aquariana (Album) 529.308 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.311 Poem For Malcom  album cover Archie Shepp Poem For Malcom (Album) 529.311 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.312 Luna Surface  album cover Alan Silva And His Celestrial Communication Orchestra* Alan Silva And His Celestrial Communication Orchestra* - Luna Surface (Album) 529.312 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.313 Ramblin'  album cover Paul Bley Ramblin' (Album) 529.313 France 1969 Sell This Version
529 314 Acting Trio  album cover Acting Trio Acting Trio(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records 529 314 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.315 B-X0 NO-47A  album cover Anthony Braxton B-X0 NO-47A (Album) 529.315 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.316 What About?  album cover Andrew Cyrille What About?(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.316 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.317 Sound Of Feelings  album cover Joachim Kühn Sound Of Feelings (Album) 529.317 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.318 Blasé  album cover Archie Shepp Blasé (Album) 529.318 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.319 Way Head  album cover Jacques Coursil Unit Way Head(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.319 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.320 Echo  album cover Dave Burrell Echo (Album) 529.320 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.321 New Africa  album cover Grachan Moncur III New Africa (Album) 529.321 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.322 Love Rejoice  album cover Kenneth Terroade Love Rejoice(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.322 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.323 Ketchaoua  album cover Clifford Thornton Ketchaoua (Album) 529.323 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.328 Message To Our Folks  album cover Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Message To Our Folks (Album) 529.328 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.329 Reese And The Smooth Ones  album cover Art Ensemble Of Chicago* Reese And The Smooth Ones (Album) 529.329 France 1969 Sell This Version
529.348 Sunshine  album cover Sunny Murray Sunshine (Album) 529.348 France 1969 Sell This Version
529505 Cold Shot!  album cover The Johnny Otis Show Cold Shot!(LP, Album) BYG Records 529505 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG-2 A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House  album cover Art Ensemble Of Chicago* A.A.C.M., Great Black Music - A Jackson In Your House(LP, Album) BYG Records BYG-2 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
BYG-7 Stigmates  album cover Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* Michel Puig - René Leïbowitz* - Stigmates (Album) BYG-7 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
BYG-103 Magick Brother  album cover Gong Magick Brother (Album) BYG-103 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 129.017 Gamma Lama / I'm Gettin Hip  album cover Otis Redding Gamma Lama / I'm Gettin Hip(7", Single) BYG Records BYG 129.017 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 129 018 Can't Turn You Loose / Good For Real  album cover Sly & The Family Stone Can't Turn You Loose / Good For Real(7", Single) BYG Records BYG 129 018 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529001 The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation  album cover The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529001 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 009 Bloody Rockers  album cover Joachim Kühn & Rolf Kühn Joachim Kühn & Rolf Kühn - Bloody Rockers(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529 009 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529.012 Cold Shot!  album cover The Johnny Otis Show Featuring Mighty Mouth Evans* & Shuggie Otis The Johnny Otis Show Featuring Mighty Mouth Evans* & Shuggie Otis - Cold Shot!(LP, Album, Gat) BYG Records BYG 529.012 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529019 The Heart Of The Blues Is Sound  album cover Champion Jack Dupree The Heart Of The Blues Is Sound(LP) BYG Records, BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529019 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 059 Giants Of Boogie Woogie  album cover Various Giants Of Boogie Woogie (Comp) BYG 529 059 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 106 Hank's Shout  album cover Lee Morgan Hank's Shout(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529 106 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 108 Dial Africa  album cover John Coltrane Dial Africa (Album) BYG 529 108 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 111 The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra  album cover Sun Ra The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra (Album) BYG 529 111 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 112 The Dragon Suite  album cover Marc Levin And His Free Unit The Dragon Suite (Album) BYG 529 112 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 113 The Dreamer  album cover Yusef Lateef The Dreamer (Album) BYG 529 113 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 114 Footloose  album cover Paul Bley Footloose (Album) BYG 529 114 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 120 Arabia  album cover Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller Featuring Lee Morgan Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller Featuring Lee Morgan - Arabia (Album) BYG 529 120 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529126 Epistrophy  album cover Steve Lacy Epistrophy(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529126 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 130 The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 2 "Chasing The Bird"  album cover Charlie Parker The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 2 "Chasing The Bird"(LP, Comp) BYG Records BYG 529 130 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 131 The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 3 "Cheryl"  album cover Charlie Parker The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 3 "Cheryl"(LP, Comp) BYG Records BYG 529 131 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 132 The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 4 "Blue Bird"  album cover Charlie Parker The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 4 "Blue Bird"(LP, Comp) BYG Records BYG 529 132 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 133 The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 5 "Parker's Mood"  album cover Charlie Parker The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 5 "Parker's Mood"(LP, Comp) BYG Records BYG 529 133 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529 135 The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 7 "Hot House"  album cover Charlie Parker The Complete Charlie Parker Vol. 7 "Hot House"(LP, Comp) BYG Records BYG 529 135 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529141 Wells Fargo  album cover John Coltrane Wells Fargo(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529141 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529142 Charlie Mingus With Red Norvo & Tal Farlow  album cover Charles Mingus And Red Norvo And Tal Farlow Charles Mingus And Red Norvo And Tal Farlow - Charlie Mingus With Red Norvo & Tal Farlow(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529142 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529152 Blues In Space  album cover Yusef Lateef Blues In Space(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529152 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529153 Nica's Tempo  album cover Thelonious Monk, Gigi Gryce Thelonious Monk, Gigi Gryce - Nica's Tempo(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records, BYG Records BYG 529153 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529156 Jazz New Orleans   album cover Punch Miller / Mutt Carey Punch Miller / Mutt Carey - Jazz New Orleans (LP, Album, Mono, RE) BYG Records BYG 529156 France 1969 Sell This Version
BYG 529170 Gone Native  album cover Herbie Mann Gone Native(LP, RE) BYG Records BYG 529170 France 1969 Sell This Version
LBG 29003 Blasé  album cover Archie Shepp Blasé(LP, Album) BYG Records LBG 29003 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
S 823.059 She's All Right / Tuff Enuff  album cover Otis Redding She's All Right / Tuff Enuff(7") Sintonia S 823.059 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
129 017 Gamma Lamma / I'm Gettin Hip  album cover Otis Redding Gamma Lamma / I'm Gettin Hip(7") BYG Records 129 017 France 1970 Sell This Version
129 019 De L'autre Côté Du Miroir / Viens  album cover Alice (22) De L'autre Côté Du Miroir / Viens(7", Single) BYG Records 129 019 France 1970 Sell This Version
129 020 Dirty Water  album cover Freedom (9) Dirty Water(7", Single) BYG Records 129 020 France 1970 Sell This Version
129.021 Garçon Ou Fille  album cover Daevid Allen, Gong Daevid Allen, Gong - Garçon Ou Fille(7", Single) BYG Records, BYG Records 129.021 France 1970 Sell This Version
129.022 N'y Change Rien / J'ai Besoin De La Terre  album cover Alan Jack Civilization N'y Change Rien / J'ai Besoin De La Terre(7", Single) BYG Records, BYG Records 129.022 France 1970 Sell This Version
529011 Bluesy Mind  album cover Alan Jack Civilization Bluesy Mind(LP, Album) BYG Records 529011 France 1970 Sell This Version
529 028 Wertheimer  album cover Wertheimer* Wertheimer(LP, Album) Byg Records 529 028 France 1970 Sell This Version
529 117 Jazzmen From Detroit  album cover Kenny Burrell Featuring Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3), Kenny Clarke Kenny Burrell Featuring Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers (3), Kenny Clarke - Jazzmen From Detroit(LP, Album, Mono, RE) BYG Records 529 117 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.303 Hommage To Africa  album cover Sunny Murray Hommage To Africa (Album) 529.303 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.309 Other Afternoons  album cover Jimmy Lyons (2) Other Afternoons (Album) 529.309 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.324 Catalyse  album cover Ame Son Catalyse (Album) 529.324 France 1970 Sell This Version
529325 Freedom At Last  album cover Freedom (9) Freedom At Last (Album) 529325 US 1970 Sell This Version
529.326 The Sound Pool  album cover Musica Elettronica Viva The Sound Pool(LP) BYG Records 529.326 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.327 Keyboard Study 2 / Initiative 1 (+ Systèmes)  album cover Germ (6), Terry Riley, P. Mariétan* Germ (6), Terry Riley, P. Mariétan* - Keyboard Study 2 / Initiative 1 (+ Systèmes)(LP) BYG Records 529.327 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.330 La Vie De Bohême  album cover Dave Burrell La Vie De Bohême(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.330 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.332 An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker)  album cover Sunny Murray An Even Break (Never Give A Sucker) (Album) 529.332 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.333 Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early)  album cover Grachan Moncur III Aco Dei De Madrugada (One Morning I Waked Up Very Early) (Album) 529.333 France 1970 Sell This Version
529 334 Tarik  album cover Dewey Redman Tarik(LP, Album) BYG Records 529 334 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.335 Leave The City  album cover Musica Elettronica Viva Leave The City (Album) 529.335 France 1970 Sell This Version
529 336 One For John  album cover Frank Wright One For John(LP, Album) BYG Records, BYG Records 529 336 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.337 Monkey-Pockie-Boo  album cover Sonny Sharrock Monkey-Pockie-Boo (Album) 529.337 France 1970 Sell This Version
529.346 Paris Is Wonderful  album cover Joachim Kühn Paris Is Wonderful(LP, Album) BYG Records 529.346 France 1970 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

November 7, 2015
BYG Records LP pressings

Early BYG LPs were 30cm, not 12"

Basically, there are 4 different variations on the black label

1: with white relief logo and copyright with silver track details etc.,
two variations: square BIEM, rectangular BIEM
and a few that also switched the layout with BIEM on the left

2: with white relief logo and copyright with silver track details etc., SACEM
3: all white relief (no silver)
4: as 1-3 but 12" (not 30cm)

orange BYG picture label versions (SACEM)
Gong - Magick Brother ca 1972
Gong - Magick Brother ca 1973/74

SACEM orange BYG label (small logo)
reissues without Actuel ca 1975

Do you know of any other variations or finer details? - then message me.
viima

viima

January 22, 2004
edited over 9 years ago
BYG Records was founded by Fernand Boruso, Jean-Luc Young and Jean Georgakarakos in the late 60's. The now legendary status of BYG is mainly based on some fifty excellent free jazz and experimental records by mostly American artists released under the Actuel-series.

As the 60's progressed towards the seventies the interest of major labels in free jazz started to fade away, creating a need for a new output for many American artists and their music. As a result many leading musicians visited or moved entirely to Europe, where it seemed that free jazz and jazz in general, were more appreciated than in the USA. Paris was often the place of action for the ex-patriate free jazzers, where there was always demand for live performances and people running labels willing to record your music for a release. BYG was one of these.

Most of BYG's Actuel-records are excellent free jazz discs, but they did release something else too: a couple of MEV's improvised electronic albums, some progressive rock albums and a record by Pierre Marietan and Terry Riley.

There are other BYG records around, apart from the Actuel-series, but they are mostly reissues of pretty straight forward jazz discs.