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Monday, November 10, 2014

Dancing And Dreaming - Jean-Michel DeFaye

Pourquoi Pas Moi
Dancing And Dreaming
Jean-Michel DeFaye
Philips PHM 200-023

From the back cover: Here are the musically romantic efforts of a twenty-seven-year-old Frenchman, Jean-Michel DeFaye, and a Gallic galaxy of half-a-hundred expert musicians. Maestro DeFaye's studies at the Paris Conservatory have led to a host of international awards (the Grand Prix of Rome, among them), and recognition as a serious composer of note. Jean-Michel, despite his classical training, had no trouble shifting to the other end of the musical spectrum, becoming a much-in-demand arranger for such popular theater and movie "names" as Zizi Jeanmaire.

This recording marks, auspiciously, the vinyl debut of the Defaye orchestra, richly fabricated aggregation whose principal component is a lush violin section that creates a many-mood panorama of melody.

Above average "lush strings" set featuring plenty of space age touches.

Guitar Tango
Reve Mon Reve
Nuit D'Espagne
In A Little Spanish Town
Le Voyageur Sans Etoile
Ton Adieu
Pourquoi Pas Moi
Oui Devant Dieu
I'm In The Mood For Love
Pizzicati Pizzicato
Moon River
Cristal Tango
Et Maintenant
C'est Joli La Mer

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