Cyrille Aimee – Live (2018) [FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Cyrille Aimée – Live (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 57:42 minutes | 697 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Mack Avenue Records

As anyone who has followed her work over the last decade can hear, Cyrille Aimée thrives on living in the moment. Nowhere is that more evident than on stage; throughout ‘Cyrille Aimée Live’ she holds the audience in the palm of her hand. Rapt during quiet moments, raucous as the spirited band swings into high gear, roaring with laughter at Aimée’s charming and quirky banter, or singing along with a Michael Jackson medley, the crowd is an essential part of the buoyant show. The album finds the acclaimed vocalist bidding a fond adieu to her long-standing band and looking forward to a brand-new phase in her life and career. The August performance marked the band’s final show together, saying goodbye to this configuration of Aimée’s band while welcoming a new chapter of creative output. The concert captured here marks the end of an era, but the tone is celebratory, not bittersweet.

Cyrille Aimée isn’t the only French jazz singer to have conquered New York, but she is a genuinely talented interpreter capable of touching anyone who lends an ear to her music. The young woman has spent her entire life immersed in music, slipping away as a child to meet up with gipsies and sing. Regardless of where her sounds or influences come from, Aimée is simply capable of absorbing anything that can feed into her singing. Unbeatable on the history of New Orleans jazz, American pop music, gypsy rhythms and French classics, she wanders through sublime onomatopoeia in this live album recorded at New York Poisson Rouge in August 2017. Released on the Mack Avenue label, Aimée opens with the great Peggy Lee’s It’s a Good Day, accompanied by a guitar reminiscent of Django Reinhardt. Surrounded with guitarists Adrien Moignard and Michaël Valeanu, bassist Dylan Shamat and drummer Dani Danor, Cyrille Aimée effortlessly hypnotises her audience, who don’t refrain from applauding and showing their enthusiasm! She mixes jazz standards, turns to Sidney Bechet’s French balladSi tu vois ma mère, and even dares attempt a Michael Jackson medley with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’. Nothing can resist her golden voice, slightly nasal, a tad childlike, but overflowing with emotions, capable of embarking on improvisations that could last until dawn. – Clara Bismuth

01. It’s A Good Day
02. Nuit Blanche
03. Si Tu Vois Ma Mère
04. Live Alone And Like It
05. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
06. Off The Wall
07. Day By Day
08. It’s Over Now (Well, You Needn’t)
09. Three Little Words
10. Each Day