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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On this album, billed to the duo of pianist Beegie Adair and violinist David Davidson, a quintet also including drums, acoustic bass, and accordion takes on a collection of compositions associated with France in instrumental, lightly jazzy arrangements. As with Adair's many other albums, within the overall theme, the individual performances largely hew to the familiar melodies, with jazz-like variations and embellishments that stick close to the shoreline, never getting too far out to sea. Piano, violin, and accordion toss the melodies back and forth among them, evoking familiar readings of these songs, which, in many cases, have Continental origins, even if they ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On this album, billed to the duo of pianist Beegie Adair and violinist David Davidson, a quintet also including drums, acoustic bass, and accordion takes on a collection of compositions associated with France in instrumental, lightly jazzy arrangements. As with Adair's many other albums, within the overall theme, the individual performances largely hew to the familiar melodies, with jazz-like variations and embellishments that stick close to the shoreline, never getting too far out to sea. Piano, violin, and accordion toss the melodies back and forth among them, evoking familiar readings of these songs, which, in many cases, have Continental origins, even if they subsequently were adapted to stateside hit status through English-lyric versions, such as "Beyond the Sea" and "Autumn Leaves." Of course, there are also strictly American love letters to the French, such as Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and Cole Porter's "I Love Paris." Wherever the song came from, Adair, Davidson, and their compatriots present largely faithful interpretations that always keep the tunes in sight.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Green Hill
  • UPC: 792755563120
  • Catalog Number: 55631
  • Sales rank: 23,381

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Last Time I Saw Paris - David Davidson (3:15)
  2. 2 April in Paris - David Davidson (3:16)
  3. 3 C'est Magnifique - David Davidson (3:29)
  4. 4 I Wish You Love - David Davidson (4:07)
  5. 5 La Vie en Rose - David Davidson (2:59)
  6. 6 Beyond the Sea - David Davidson (3:38)
  7. 7 If You Go - David Davidson (4:13)
  8. 8 C'est Si Bon - David Davidson (3:45)
  9. 9 Mam'selle - David Davidson (3:31)
  10. 10 I Will Wait for You - David Davidson (3:13)
  11. 11 I Love Paris - David Davidson (3:40)
  12. 12 Where Is Your Heart - David Davidson (3:14)
  13. 13 Autumn Leaves - David Davidson (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beegie Adair Primary Artist, Piano
David Davidson Violin
Roger Spencer Bass
Jeff Taylor Accordion
Chris Brown Drums
Technical Credits
Jack Jezzro Producer
Michel Legrand Composer
Vernon Duke Composer
Charles Trénet Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Georges Auric Composer
Jacques Demy Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Brendan Harkin Engineer
André Hornez Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Jacques Prévert Composer
Geoff Parsons Composer
William Engvick Composer
Michel Emer Composer
Albert Lasry Composer
Mack David Composer
Henri Betti Composer
Jerry Seelen Composer
Edmund Goulding Composer
Mike Haynes Mastering
Edith Gassion Composer
Lee Wright Graphic Design
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Unforgetable!!!

    Haunting, melodic, exotic. The sounds will remain long after the CD fades. Listen or dance with your lover and reignite special moments.

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