Alex Scheuerer & Najwa Ezzaher – The French Jukebox (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:20 minutes | 434 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Alex Scheuerer
At the time when neo soul is booming with innovations, guitarist and songwriter Alex Scheuerer is releasing his second album featuring singer Najwa Ezzaher (The Voice). “The French Jukebox”, a cover album, pays tribute to the French classics by revisiting them with touches of Neo Soul. A Franco-Swiss musician, Alex Scheuerer was strongly influenced by French chanson, the poetry of which, and evocative nature of its word he particularly appreciates. From Aznavour to Gainsbourg, Johnny and Françoise Hardy, he revisits 10 timeless titles, mixing them with the music he discovered in London, Neo Soul Jazz.
Inspired by artists like jazz pianist Robert Glasper who took similar steps for his album Black Radio or Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote, Alex favoured an ensemble of 7 musicians and recorded the album in the prestigious Eastcote studio where artists like Adèle, Tom Jones, James Arthur, Gossip, or Seal have also recorded. Revealed to the public in the Voice and the Nouvelle Star, Najwa Ezzaher, masterfully interprets these songs with subtlety and gentleness.
1-1. Alex Scheuerer – La javanaise (03:25)
1-2. Alex Scheuerer – Mon amie la rose (03:55)
1-3. Alex Scheuerer – Savoir aimer (03:48)
1-4. Alex Scheuerer – La bohème (03:40)
1-5. Alex Scheuerer – Je l’aime à mourir (03:43)
1-6. Alex Scheuerer – Foule sentimentale (04:10)
1-7. Alex Scheuerer – Je te promets (03:43)
1-8. Alex Scheuerer – Sans contrefaçon (03:46)
1-9. Alex Scheuerer – L’été indien (Africa) (04:13)
1-10. Alex Scheuerer – Le paradis blanc (04:50)