Friday, December 1, 2017

Fabio Zeppetella / Emmanuel Bex / Roberto Gatto / Geraldine Laurent - Chansons! (2017)

Chansons! is a musical conception similar to a diplomatic treaty or melodious embrace between cousins. Essentially, it's an innovative exchange between two neighboring worlds that have always eyed and inspired one other with reciprocal curiosity. Italy and France unite as allies on the musical front, gathering on the field four extraordinary talents: Fabio Zeppetella, Roberto Gatto, Géraldine Laurent, and Emmanuel Bex. This original quartet uniquely interprets eleven songs that best reflect the musical tradition of singer-songwriters belonging to these two countries. Starting from the highly popular jazz composer Bruno Martino, passing through the ever-present Fabrizio De André and Francesco De Gregori and arriving to Pino Daniele, another milestone; on the French scene are idols such as Jacques Brel, Leo Ferré, Yves Montand, and Joe Dassin. The quartet's interpretation is extraordinary and the songs on Chansons! enchant from beginning to end. While the harmonious complicity of Gatto, Bex, and Zeppetella is a well-known fact, the musical fluency added by the involvement of Laurent is unexpected, further enriching this innovative project.

01 E La Chiamano Estate 05:38
02 Bocca Di Rosa 05:15
03 Buonanotte Fiorellino 01:14
04 A Me Me Piace O' Blues 04:05
05 Napule È 05:09
06 Luna Rossa 06:11
07 Avec Le Temp 03:29
08 C'est Si Bon 05:03
09 L'été Indien 07:02
10 Les Temps Des Cerises 04:36
11 Le Bon Dieu 04:40

Fabio Zeppetella - guitar
Emmanuel Bex - organ, voice
Géraldine Laurent - alto sax
Roberto Gatto - drums