OUTRE MESURE is the name of a young French band from the city of Lille, made of Marc DOSIERE (Trumpet & bugle), Jérôme ROSELE (Tenor saxophone), Jean-Louis MORAIS (Guitar), Olivier VERHAEGHE (Bass) and Charles DUYTSCHAEVER (Drums). Their music is a kind of electric free-jazz, although being well-constructed, getting close to Progressive rock and New Musics. No doubt HENRY COW, SOFT MACHINE and Frank ZAPPA were main influences for the quintet. Published on the Great Winds label, ""Abacadaë"" (2009) resferst to a musical structure made of several themes, one being repeated. That's the case for the rondo. The cover art has been painted by Thierry DEROSIER. To be discovered !