Thursday, 15 May 2014

ODG023 : Himiko Paganotti / Jazz Songs

Cover art : Anne Maizia

ODG023 : Himiko Paganotti / Jazz Songs

After so many fabulous projects and travels with her voice, singing for people and genre as various as Touré Touré, Patrick Gautier, Sophia Domancich, Magma, Nguyên Lê... (bio), or SLuG (on Off, see here), Himiko finally tries to have some fun with Jazz!
And this is a superbe try as not only she sings beautifully those classical jazz songs, but she is also naturally followed in her desire by her husband Emmanuel Borghi (bio) who wanted to help her to discover new territories for her voice.
Backed by a quartet of fantastic musicians, she is delivering four songs for now, but they will go back in the studio soon to record a full album (here).
Mixed by Ludovic Lalen and mastered by Pierre Vervloesem.
Digital only release at a bargain price on the 26th of May 2014.

Himiko Paganotti: voice
Emmanuel Borghi: keys
Nicolas Rageau: bass (he has play, among others, with: johnny Griffin, Benny Golson, Kenny Wheeler, Grant Stewart, Manu Katché, Claude Bolling...)
David Prez: tenor sax (bio and website)
Philippe Soirat: drums (bio)

1) Never let me go
2) My one and only love
3) You must believe in spring
4) Candy

Here is a very nice pice of writing ( in French) about Himiko's past, present and future works and about this Ep: " Gimme a Hi, gimme a Mi, gimme a Ko...Himiko!" (here).

The beautiful cover art is by Anne Maiza (website here) after a pic from Thierry DocMac.

And on Bandcamp:

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