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Cyrille Aimee - Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band (2010)

3-06-2014, 14:02
Music | Jazz | Vocal Jazz

Cyrille Aimee - Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band (2010)

Artist: Cyrille Aimee
Title Of Album: Cyrille Aimee & The Surreal Band
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: 2010 Harmonic Reaction Records
Genre: Jazz, Vocal
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 54:53 Min
Total Size: 132 Mb


1. This Can't Be Love
2. The More I See You
3. I'll Remember April
4. As Long As You're Living
5. How Deep Is The Ocean
6. Indifference
7. Que Pasa
8. Sunny
9. I'm Through With Love
10. Sometimes I'm Happy
11. Twenty Eight

Winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition, French vocalist Cyrille Aimée is—in the words of Will Friedwald of The Wall Street Journal—"one of the most promising jazz singers of her generation." In the same Wall Street Journal feature on Cyrille (and vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant), Friedwald declared "Both are astonishing creative singers, with a brilliant sound, fresh ideas, impeccable rhythm and an overall approach that honors tradition without being shackled to the past."
Cyrille was born in Fontainebleau, France, to a French father and Dominican mother. Her introduction to jazz was the result of the fortuitous location of her upbringing, the village Samois-sur-Seine—the same place where the legendary gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt once lived. For decades gypsies from throughout Europe have descended upon Samois every June, setting up caravans in nearby meadows for the annual Django Reinhardt Festival. Many years ago, a young, curious Cyrille wandered (unbeknownst to her parents) into the encampments and fell in love with the gypsies’ music and way of life. She would climb out her bedroom window at night and spend evenings in their quarters, learned their language and sang by the fire with Django's descendants—before returning home prior to sunrise and school. "I was hypnotized by this music which made me want to tap my feet," said Cyrille. "Swinging music makes me so happy."
As a teenager, Cyrille performed in various Parisian cafés and clubs. When her family moved to Singapore, she remained in Paris to attend the American School of Modern Music. She also auditioned for "Star Academy," the French version of "American Idol." Selected to be one of 16 semi-finalists, Cyrille had second thoughts when she was handed a contract that tied her up every which way for ten years—including what she would sing. This was too much for her gypsy and jazz spirit to accept—so she quit. The French media so pursued Cyrille, she sought refuge in her mother's homeland—the Dominican Republic.
Cyrille Aimée's hybrid of influences has resulted in a sound that's fresh and enlivening. In addition, her distinctive voice—which did not escape the attentions of Stephen Sondheim, who cast Cyrille in an Encores! Special Event at New York City's City Center in November 2013—is guaranteed to enthrall. If the notion of joy factors into a concertgoer’s equation, Cyrille's concerts—whether with her band, an orchestra or in a duo setting—are not to be missed.

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