Album Remarks & Appraisals:
This is the first volume in a series of albums dedicated to the greatest French singer-composers. LeDuo plays Jacques Brel is a unique instrumental rereading of Brel's work. This album also marks the return to the studio of legendary american producer Alan Douglas who was inspired by the American "songbooks" tradition.
Expedition Audio Recommended
LeDUO’s playing resonates with the humanity found in Brel’s songs. Avoiding any hint of sensationalism without showing signs of restraint, the saxophonist whispers tender notes that rest upon the pianist’s thin, crystalline melody and harmony. There is much warmth and love in their playing. I am confident when I say this music will be deeply felt by a wide audience of music lovers... ... read more ...
Personnel: François Peybernes-Cordas (saxophone); Perrine Mansuy (piano).
Recording information: Studios La Buissonne.
Arrangers: Perrine Mansuy; François Peybernes-Cordas.
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