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Henri Salvador: Room With A View (Chambre Avec Vue)

Read "Room With A View (Chambre Avec Vue)" reviewed by Jim Santella

French cabaret singer Henri Salvador was the toast of Paris in 1935. And it's remained that way ever since. Chambre Avec Vue was released two years ago in France on the Source label and was later selected album of the year by Les Victoiries de la Musique. Its reissue by Blue Note contains a few minor changes: English lyrics for selected songs. A pleasant entertainer with a youthful, soft-edged voice that recalls Jobim, Salvador offers something for everyone.


Album Review

Henri Salvador: Room With A View (Chambre Avec Vue)

Read "Room With A View (Chambre Avec Vue)" reviewed by Jim Josselyn

On his new Blue Note release, Room With A View, Henry Salvador croons softly of “Jazz, Silver Moonlight." On the opener and the title track, Salvador overdubs his voice to less than wonderful results. The disc has a decided retro feeling to it, as the rhythm sections Latin and Bossa Nova accompaniments seem a little stuck in the '60s, as do the occasional string arrangements. On “J'ai Vu," when Salvador enters, its sounds as if (all of a sudden) the ...


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