Vocalist Cyrille Aimee is the face of post-modernity. She is the eclectic intersection of French, Dominican, and Roma genes and cultures. The result is brilliantly polyglot, the beautiful blending of goodness. This whispering description could just as easily apply to Aimee's music. Let's Get Lost boasts the same eclectic origins as the singer. For this current recording, Aimee is backed by two guitars, bass and drums, accentuating a Gypsy element in the music chosen. Her repertoire is a dizzying array of Broadway, Folk, and jazz standards...a stylistic moving target that informs through creative miscibility rather than discreet definition.
Aimee is equally comfortable in Spanish (Juan Luis Guerra's "Estrellits Y Duendes") and French (Edith Piaf's "T'es Beau Tu Sais" and "Samois A Moi"). The presence and interaction of guitarists Adrien Moignard and Michael Valeanu lend the Gypsy-1920s sound to Aimee's treatments of "Three Little Words" and "Let's Get Lost." The singer surprises with Stephen Sondheim's "Live Alone and Like" and especially her take on Oscar Pettiford's "Laverne Walk," where Aimee scats her way across the latter half of the 20th Century. It Aimee's own composing talent is well represented in the angular "Nine More Minutes" and the duet with Matt Simons on "Each Day."
Live Alone and Like It; There’s a Lull in My Life; Estrellitas Y
Duendes; Lazy Afternoon; Three Little Words; Samois a Moi; Nine More
Minutes; Laverne Walk; That Old Feeling; Each Day; Words.
Cyrille Aimee: vocals; Adrien Moignard: guitar; Michael Valeanu:
guitar; Sam Anning: bass; Rajiv Jayaweera: drums; Matt Simons: vocals
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.
Get more of a good thing
Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.