Christían Escoudé

Christían Escoudé plays Brassens: Au bois de mon coeur

by John Garratt

29 July 2012

 
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Christían Escoudé

Christían Escoudé plays Brassens: Au bois de mon coeur

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US: 19 Jun 2012
UK: 19 Jun 2012

The French look up to Georges Brassens not just as an artistic force but as an all around renaissance man. He was a restless and rebellious spirit who probably spent as much time writing poetry as he did skewering the right wing tendencies of the mid-century French government. All the while, he kept writing music. It is often said that his lyrics are too complicated to translate into other languages, so leave it to gypsy jazz guitarist Christían Escoudé to find a way to communicate the songs wordlessly. Christían Escoudé plays Brassens: Au bois de mon coeur swings, breezily so. Songs like “Cupidon S’en Fout” likely pack more punch to the listener in a live setting, but it’s not due to lack of trying on the part of Escoudé and his band, which features Fiona Monbet on violin and André Villéger on clarinet.

Christían Escoudé plays Brassens: Au bois de mon coeur

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