France’s Hadouk Trio channeled musical components from throughout the world to make a exclusively mystical and evocative sound somewhere within jazz and globe pop. The Hadouk Trio was led by Paris-born multi-instrumentalist Didier Malherbe, previously known for co-founding with Soft Machine alum Daevid Allen the famous psych-prog clothing Gong. Malherbe continued to be with Gong for near ten years, shepherding the music group through myriad workers and creative adjustments before exiting in 1978. Throughout his moves Malherbe collected incredible instruments in the far sides of the planet earth, and after some short-lived experimental rock and roll ensembles and a 1980 single jazz-rock LP, Bloom, in 1994 he embraced globe music by developing Hadouk with multi-instrumentalist Loy Ehrlich, an expert in the hajouj, the African three-stringed bass that, combined with the Armenian double-reed device the doudouk, provided the task its name. Mahlerbe and Ehrlich originally documented and toured being a duo, issuing their self-titled debut LP in 1999. Using the follow-up, Shamanimal, their rates swelled to a trio by adding American percussionist Steve Shehan, a veteran with stints behind Bob Dylan and Paul Simon on his réamounté. Hadouk Today implemented in 2002, and 2 yrs afterwards the Hadouk Trio released its initial concert LP, Live at Fip. The 2006 discharge Utopies contains three songs offering the American trumpeter Jon Hassell.