Charles LOOS, piano - Bruno CASTELLUCCI, drums - Bas COOIJMANS, double bass
A trio with punch for a subtle production.
Barbara, Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens, Joe Dassin, Michel Legrand, Julien Clerc Françoise Hardy, Véronique Sanson, Serge Gainsbourg, Mouloudji... All household names of the chanson française who became celebrities during the years are now revisited by the trio.
No need to go into details about this trio, all one needs to know is that these are 3 of Belgian top jazzmen and we shall skip the usual details of their track record to leave space to express our great enthusiasm.
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"French Graces" is revisiting some of the celebrities of chanson française that at one time or another were topping the hit parade list and that everybody was humming.
The songs were arranged with lots of good taste, in an intelligent manner, finesse and virtuosity that made the celebrities into outstanding jazz.
The pure moments of pleasure that Charles, Bruno and Bas shared during the recording are offered and shared with us in each of the of album's pieces. Be a jazz fan, an occasional amateur, it doe not matter. you will not escape the sensation of joy and sincerity that emanates from this magnificent production. Let yourselves go! A glass of good wine in hand, a comfortable fauteuil, close your eyes play the music and be carried away.