Piano, Piano

Piano, Piano

by Anne Ducros


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Piano, Piano

There is little information about European jazz singer Anne Ducros within the liner notes to Piano, Piano, but she clearly endeared herself to each of the four guest pianists with whom she worked on her CD. She soars in the lush setting of "Never Let Me Go," where she packs an emotional punch, though her tripping over a few words slightly handicaps her interpretation of Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child." One of Europe's greatest jazz pianists, Enrico Pieranunzi, joins her for the powerful rendition of "You Go to My Head" and a graceful take of "Moon and Sand." She came to the United States in order to work with Chick Corea, singing "Les Feuilles Mortes" (Autumn Leaves) in its original language in a terrific duet and adding some humorous horn-like scatting reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald on-stage. Both her lyrical "My Foolish Heart" and explosive "Body and Soul" are just as effective. Another veteran European pianist, René Urtreger, is paired with Ducros for a gently loping duet of "I Thought About You" and anchoring the rhythm section for another Ella-like scat exhibition in the swinging "Just in Time." Benoît de Mesnay, who doubles on piano and Fender Rhodes in "Four" (where she once again scats up a storm) and joins her for the swinging interpretation of "Naima," is evidently her regular accompanist. All in all, this is a very enjoyable effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2006
Label: Dreyfus
UPC: 0764911667423
catalogNumber: 36674

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anne Ducros   Primary Artist,Vocals
Enrico Pieranunzi   Piano
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Bob Franceschini   Saxophone
Jacky Terrasson   Piano
René Urtreger   Piano
Benoit de Mesmay   Piano
Olivier Louvel   Saz
Sal La Rocca   Double Bass
Manhu Roche   Drums
Karl Jannuska   Drums

Technical Credits

Erik Satie   Composer
Miles Davis   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Billie Holiday   Composer
John Coltrane   Composer
Betty Comden   Composer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Haven Gillespie   Composer
Adolph Green   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Arthur Herzog   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Bernie Kirsh   Engineer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jacques Prévert   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Morty Palitz   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Joseph Kosma   Composer
Anne Ducros   Director,Producer

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