Avalon’s New CD
It’s almost here! The new Avalon Jazz Band CD is roasting on the fire as we speak, getting nice and crispy, juicy too, ready to be delivered to you in the early autumn. This one is special to my heart, it’s all in French and the repertoire was chosen to celebrate Paris, the city where I spent my coming of age. I wanted to record a tribute-CD to Paris that didn’t include the same old songs we’ve heard a thousand times. No loving of Paris in the springtime, no mention of being under Paris skies. These are tunes, written by famous French authors such as Charles Trenet, Boris Vian, Joseph Kosma, Paul Misraki, that have somewhat fallen into oblivion and deserve to be revived. In addition to the usual team of excellent musicians, I have invited two special guests to join us: Sara L’Abriola on guitar and Roberto Gervasi on accordion. This will be an album full of Parisian joie de vivre mingled with melancholy. I am very excited to share it with you.