Jones, Darius featuring Emilie Lesbros - Le Bebe de Brigitte

SKU 25-AUM-CD-095
I saw this series of works in DC and it was fantastic. It is inspired by and dedicated to Brigitte Fontaine, although they don't actually perform Brigitte's pieces. First of all, Emilie is just a wonderful singer and she handled the vocals beautifully. Also included are: Matt Mitchell-piano & Rhodes, Sean Conly-bass & Ches Smith-drums, along with Darius' alto work. Warmly recommended!

"Le bébé de Brigitte (Lost in Translation) is alto saxophonist-composer Darius Jones' new album work, and the 5th installment in his expansive Man'ish Boy epic. The highly acclaimed series began in 2009 with Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing), and shall eventually comprise nine albums. This release arrives soundly at the mid-way point with aplomb, and is performed by the Darius Jones Quartet featuring vocalist Emilie Lesbros. As ever with Jones' work, the compositional palette ranges widely here. From the new blues swagger of 'Universal Translator' to the equally universal sense of great loss evoked in 'I Can't Keep From Weeping' (as aching a ballad as Jones has yet written/recorded); from the infectiously swinging & (finally) unhinged cabaret dialogue that is 'Chanteuse in Blue' to perhaps the deepest essence of the album (and platforms of intent) which are 'Two Worlds, One Soul' & 'Beneath The Skin', a pair of extended works which evolve with the utmost in careful consideration to timing and gesture by all involved. French singer-lyricist Emilie Lesbros' own composition, 'Quand Vient la Nuit' (arr. by Darius Jones) closes and lyrically encapsulates the album: espousing no fear, in life, in art.
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  • UPC64262330952
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