Les Double Six

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Les Double Six of Paris was a French Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- times-two -- and the striking-looking singer/lyricist Mimi Perrin was their Jon Hendricks. They had a thicker, more intricately arranged texture, impeccable diction, a fine sense of swing and great taste, and this generously loaded CD gives you a good idea of their range with three different lineups of singers. Included here are several transcriptions from the Quincy Jones and Count Basie big bands, the combos of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, and others from both genres. There is one unreleased track, a literal, at-length transcription of "Walkin'" à la Quincy Jones. Perrin's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Les Double Six of Paris was a French Lambert, Hendricks & Ross -- times-two -- and the striking-looking singer/lyricist Mimi Perrin was their Jon Hendricks. They had a thicker, more intricately arranged texture, impeccable diction, a fine sense of swing and great taste, and this generously loaded CD gives you a good idea of their range with three different lineups of singers. Included here are several transcriptions from the Quincy Jones and Count Basie big bands, the combos of Miles Davis, Gerry Mulligan, Shelly Manne, and others from both genres. There is one unreleased track, a literal, at-length transcription of "Walkin'" à la Quincy Jones. Perrin's interpretation of John Coltrane's "Naima" is a spine-tingler; it must have been tough to nail the intervals of that melody and capture its soul as well. Though he does not take any featured solos, Ward Swingle would soon become the best-known expatriate of the group, going on to form the popular Swingle Singers. To the non-French speaker familiar with vocalese in English, there is something disconcertingly remote about many of these performances; the diction is so precise that you feel you're missing a lot of the fun.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/1999
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 743216431427
  • Catalog Number: 164314
  • Sales rank: 69,399

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 For Lena And Lennie (4:08)
  2. 2 Rat Race (2:37)
  3. 3 Stockholm Sweetnin' (Un Coin Merveilleux) (5:40)
  4. 4 Boos' Bloos (4:59)
  5. 5 Doodlin' (Tout En Dodelinant) (4:48)
  6. 6 Meet Benny Bailey (2:48)
  7. 7 Evening In Paris (4:25)
  8. 8 Count 'Em (5:12)
  9. 9 Tickle Toe (2:25)
  10. 10 Early Autumn (3:23)
  11. 11 Sweets (2:39)
  12. 12 Naima (4:14)
  13. 13 Westwood Walk (2:41)
  14. 14 A Night in Tunisia (3:00)
  15. 15 A Ballad (3:01)
  16. 16 Scrapple From The Apple (2:52)
  17. 17 Boplicity (3:00)
  18. 18 Moanin' (3:10)
  19. 19 Fascinating Rhythm (2:39)
  20. 20 Walkin' (Un Tour Au Bois) (10:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Les Double Six Primary Artist
Pierre Michelot Bass
Elek Bacsik Guitar
Daniel Humair Drums
Georges Arvanitas Piano
Jean-Claude Briodin Vocals
Kenny Clarke Drums
Jean-Pierre Drouet Bongos
Christian Garros Drums
Michel Gaudry Bass
Claude Germain Vocals
Roger Guerin Vocals
Eddy Louiss Vocals
René Urtreger Piano
Monique Aldebert Vocals
Ward Swingle Vocals
Jacques Denjean Vocals
Louis Aldebert Vocals
Mimi Perrin Vocals
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Woody Herman Composer
Quincy Jones Composer
Ralph Burns Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Frank Paparelli Composer
Jean-Pierre Leloir Contributor
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