MICHEL ZENINO - DERIVE GAUCHE
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2002 - A marriage of jazz and the popular french tradition of chanson.A pinch of Jacques Brel with a spoonful of John Coltrane,a whisk of Barbara with a frisson of the Jazz Messengers, this is Michel Zenino's musical kitchen.
A marriage of jazz and the popular french tradition of "chanson". A pinch of Jacques Brel with a spoonful of John Coltrane, a whisk of Barbara with a frisson of the Jazz messengers, a few slices of George Brassens on a raspberry coulis of Sonny Rollins, these are the kinds of flavour you'll find mixing in Michel Zenino's musical kitchen.
Serving up these fine dishes is a skilled and passionate group of musicians, playing outside of their usual style but bringing something new and profound to this revered art.
This diamond treasures of French "chanson" should not be left forgotten and covered in dust.
By combining them with Jazz, now a universal musical form with worldwilde acceptance, we will help revitalise this recered tradition by putting it in a contemporary context.
Et pourtant - Au bois de mon coeur - Monsieur vous oubliez votre cheval - Au petit bois de St Amand - Tais-toi Marseille - Sarah - A bicyclette - Ma plus belle histoire d'amour - Voyage - Chanson des vieux amants - Le 22 septembre
André VILLEGER, saxophone - Alain JEAN-MARIE, piano - Michel ZENINO, double bass and arrangements - Stéphane FOUCHER, drums