Piano Bar

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Patricia Kaas' 2002 release Piano Bar is a lovely, seductive collection of romantic mood music, pulled directly from the chanteuse tradition but sounding utterly contemporary. Some credit must go to producer/arranger Michel Legrand, who keeps the polished surface softly glimmering, yet this is merely a stage for Kaas, whose vocals are never flashy, but always alluring. The album consists primarily of mid-20th century songs from such stalwart European composers as Charles Anzavour and Jacques Brel, who were covered frequently during the '60s by European and American singers alike. As such, Piano Bar can feel a bit like a '60s vocal pop album at times in terms of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Patricia Kaas' 2002 release Piano Bar is a lovely, seductive collection of romantic mood music, pulled directly from the chanteuse tradition but sounding utterly contemporary. Some credit must go to producer/arranger Michel Legrand, who keeps the polished surface softly glimmering, yet this is merely a stage for Kaas, whose vocals are never flashy, but always alluring. The album consists primarily of mid-20th century songs from such stalwart European composers as Charles Anzavour and Jacques Brel, who were covered frequently during the '60s by European and American singers alike. As such, Piano Bar can feel a bit like a '60s vocal pop album at times in terms of approach and material, but Legrand's synth-heavy arrangements help bring it into the modern era as much as Kaas' unhurried delivery. The end result is a lovely, winning album, another fine recording by a fine vocalist.
Billboard
Kaas brings her extraordinary vocals—sultry and smoky, supple and welcoming—to this collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/2002
  • Label: Columbia Europe
  • EAN: 5099750616970
  • Catalog Number: 506169
  • Sales rank: 138,622

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patricia Kaas Primary Artist
James Talbert Alto Flute, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Claude Egéa Trumpet
Michel Legrand Strings
Mark Berrow Strings
Chris Cameron Piano, Conductor, Keyboards
Rob Davis Guitar, Keyboards
Martin Ditcham Percussion, Drums
Martin Loveday Strings
Rita Manning Strings
Roy Martin Drums
Robin Millar Organ, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vibraphone
J. Neil Sidwell Trombone
Steve Sidwell Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Muted Trumpet
John Themis Guitar, Guitar Effects, Guitar (Nylon String), Guitar (Tremolo)
Chris Tombling Strings
Dave Woodcock Strings
Gavyn Wright Strings, Leader
Peter Lale Strings
Patrick Kiernan Strings
Bruce White Strings
Steve Walters Bass, Strings
Julian Leaper Strings
David Daniels [cello] Cello
Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Chalbos Mastering
Michel Legrand Arranger, Producer
Chris Cameron Arranger, String Conductor
Rob Davis Programming, Producer
Jim Lowe Engineer
Robin Millar Arranger, Producer, String Conductor
Mike Ross-Trevor Engineer
Carl Sigman Adaptation
Benny Wood Programming
Roland Guillotel Engineer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Steve McNichol Programming
Michel Lorentz Programming
Iain Roberton Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it is mezmorizing

    it is simply beautiful and you can relate your own life to every single song on this CD, it is moving, full of soul and emotion, enjoy, have a glass of wine and you'll feel like you are in piano bar.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best of french music

    This is a wonderful release.Robin Millar is a great producer and Patricia sings so well.My favorite songs are: -I wish you love -If you go away [Rob Davis Remix] -The summer knows -And now...ladies and gentlemen If you want to travel without moving, buy this disc.It is indispensable. I hope that his album Black Coffee will release,it is produced by Phil Ramone and is very good.It is composed of titles as such:Ain't no sunshine,Sometimes it snows in April,When the night rolls in...

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