Sings Edith Piaf

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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Music fans of the current generation who aren't familiar with the legendary French torch singer Edith Piaf should automatically go to track 13 here, where Raquel Bitton a modern day French torcher who has dedicated much of her recent career to the music of Piaf engages us in a tremendous version of the familiar "La Vie en Rose." As with all the songs here, she mixes English with a French accent with French, and this particular arrangement is sparse and beautiful, featuring a soft trio accompaniment and a beautiful opening trumpet solo, followed by a muted trumpet harmony once the vocal comes in. Not that she needs many gimmicky effects to enhance the magic of big ...
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All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
Music fans of the current generation who aren't familiar with the legendary French torch singer Edith Piaf should automatically go to track 13 here, where Raquel Bitton a modern day French torcher who has dedicated much of her recent career to the music of Piaf engages us in a tremendous version of the familiar "La Vie en Rose." As with all the songs here, she mixes English with a French accent with French, and this particular arrangement is sparse and beautiful, featuring a soft trio accompaniment and a beautiful opening trumpet solo, followed by a muted trumpet harmony once the vocal comes in. Not that she needs many gimmicky effects to enhance the magic of big band-influenced French jazz from the 1940s and 1950s, but Bitton's husky, sensuous voice comes at us on the opening cut, "I Shouldn't Care," with the crackle and pop of an old phonograph record. You don't even have to speak French to find swaying romances like "The Gypsies' Path" and folksy gems a la "The Lovers of Teruel" fascinating. Bitton brings old Paris alive quite beautifully with Bob Holloway's lush arrangements. No matter how much time goes by, the fundamentals of romance still never fail to engage the musical heart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • Label: Higher Octave
  • UPC: 724384924829
  • Catalog Number: 49248

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raquel Bitton Primary Artist
Jeremy Cohen Violin
Larry Dunlap Piano
Jon Eriksen Harmonica, Vibes
Eric Hansen Violin
James Hurley Viola
Harold Jones Drums
Tony Kaye Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Keagle Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone
Bill Klingelhoffer French Horn
Melecio Magdaluyo Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Mario Suraci Bass
John L. Worley Jr. Trumpet
Jim Zimmerman Drums
John Gove Trombone
Joseph Hebert Cello
Ray Loeckle Baritone Saxophone
James Shallenberger Violin
Greg Barnett Acoustic Guitar
Bill Keck Conductor
Rick Vandivier Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Joseph Hérbert Cello
Technical Credits
Raquel Bitton Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, translation
Fred Catero Producer, Engineer
Bob Holloway Arranger, Producer, Orchestration
Matt Marshall Executive Producer
Dan Selene Executive Producer
Jean Cocteau Author
Henri Contet Liner Notes
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