La Princesse et le Croque-Notes

SSC1224 2009-05-05

Track List

La salle et la terrasse - 04:57
L'enfant maquillé - 04:29
La Princesse et le Croque-Notes - 06:50
Les poètes - 06:14
J'aimerais tant savoir - 04:55
Rimes - 01:42
Je hais les dimanches - 04:10
Si tu me payes un verre - 06:29
A bicyclette - 05:17
La mer à boire - 03:42
Je me suis fait tout petit - 01:01
Le petit bal perdu - 05:22


Mélanie Dahan - vocals
Giovanni Mirabassi - piano
Marc-Michel Le Bevillon - acoustic bass
Matthieu Chazarenc - drums
Pierrick Pedron - alto saxophone

"Mélanie learned vocal technique at Studio des Variétiés, in Paris, and eventually studied vocal jazz under the tutelage of Sara Lazarus and Michelle Hendricks. Now she's herself a voice teacher. She was nominated for Jazz in Juan-les-Pins Revelations and also named "the young hopeful of French jazz vocal" at the festival "" Les Couleurs du Jazz"" in 2005. While swinging, Mélanie Dahan's style integrates a wide array of influences from French chanson to Jazz and Latin repertoire, however though out, she remains true to the song's emotion at every turn.
In 2006 Mélanie Dahan met with pianist Giovanni Mirabassi, to pay a tribute to Bernard Dimey, the acclaimed French lyricist, from Montmartre, and recorded this album as a result.
The program covers songs by the greatest names of the ""Chanson Francaise"" among them Charles Aznavour, Georges Brassens, Léo Ferré, Claude Nougaro, Pierre Barouh and Francis Lai."


Review in the November 2009 JazzTimes!

Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes - November 2009 read the full article