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La Javanaise

by Yann Viet Free Songs Trio

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    Digipack with a 16 pages booklet, including :
    1/ La Javanaise (S.Gainsbourg)
    2/ Le Vieux Léon (G.Brassens)
    3/ Spoutnik & Apollo (Y.Viet)
    4/ Les Passantes (G.Brassens)/Ne Me Quitte Pas (J.Brel)
    5/ Chemin De La Montrée (Y.Viet)
    6/ Hallelujah (L.Cohen)
    7/ Over the Rainbow (H.Harlen/E.Y.Harburg)
    8/ Geburstag im 7/4 (Y.Viet)
    9/ La Complainte Des Filles De Joie (G.Brassens)
    10/ Ma Plus Belle Histoire d’Amour (Barbara)
    11/ You Must Believe In Spring (M.Legrand)
    12/ Hot Bulldog’s Shuffle (Y. Viet)
    13/ La Bohème (C.Aznavour)
    14/ Avec Le Temps (L.Ferré)
    15/ Les Insomnies (Barbara)
    16/ Someday My Prince Will Come (F.Churchill)
    17/ Panini Blues (Y. Viet)
    18/ Bebopabondy (Y. Viet)
    19/ I Fall In Love Too Easily (J.Styne-S.Cahn)

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La Javanaise 04:48
Hallelujah 03:58
La Bohème 04:07
Panini Blues 03:58
Bebopabondy 03:13


Inspired by Chet Baker's trumpet-bass guitar-guitar trios, Yann Viet, Marc Eliard and Sylvain Gontard adapt a few chanson française and american classics.

"You do like elegant and ethereal melodies? The flood of notes in some jazz's styles tend to get you bored? Here is a CD that should delight you! Yann Viet, Marc Eliard and Sylvain Gontard have gathered for us some melodies arranged with taste. As always with exercises of this type, the pleasure linked to the mention of a familiar tune is mixed to the discovery of unheard arrangements. Of the nineteen tracks of this album, six are Yann Viet's compositions and nine come from french melody composers (Barbara, S. Gainsbourg, M. Legrand, L. Ferré, C. Aznavour, G. Brassens and J. Brel). The two remaining are intergalactic hits. Among the french songs’ adaptations, it's hard for me to make a choice. I especially love La Javanaise from Serge Gainsbourg and Les Insomnies from Barbara, however the proposed outlooks of La Bohème and Avec Le Temps have an unsettling beauty. Overall the CD, we can feel a variety of mixed influences: Chet Baker and his reference jazz trio, J.S. Bach for the delicacy of the contrapuntal writing. Even if the atmospheres change a lot, the melody is always sovereign. Yann Viet, Marc Eliard and Sylvain Gontard enjoy themselves, stacking voices living their own lives to offer us a delicious musical millefeuille. In the end, it gives to this album an undeniable unity. The parts "for guitar only” highlight Yann Viet's touch, dynamic, then precise and delicate... a real delight. On the top of all this, the sleeve and booklet coming with the CD are thorough and stylish... So... Don't hesitate anymore!!!"
Hubert BAYET for LAGUITARE.COM (Februrary 2010)


released September 15, 2010

Marc Eliard (bass guitar)
Sylvain Gontard (trumpet & bugle)
Yann Viet (guitar, arrangements & compositions)
Julio Goncalves (percussions)


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Yann Viet Paris, France

Guitarist Yann Viet has a large range of influences such as Metheny, Carlton, Catherine, Baker, but also Knopfler, Beck, Lockwood and Jarrett regarding instrumentalists. Definitely Brassens and Barbara for their poetic dimension and even some writers, painters and sculptors since for him, music is first and foremost something linked to storytelling and to matter and space occupation as well. ... more

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