Avalon Jazz Band / Je Suis Swing
Album:Je Suis Swing Collection:World
Artist:Avalon Jazz Band Added:Dec 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-12-29 Pull Date:2017-03-02 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Mar 5Feb 26Feb 12Feb 5Jan 29Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 20, 2022:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Mar 1, 2017)
Je Suis Swing
4.Feb 25, 2017:Butter and Jams
Seul Se Soir
2.Feb 18, 2022:At the Cafe Bohemian (rebroadcast from Mar 1, 2017)
Je Suis Swing
5.Feb 11, 2017:Homeroom
Seul Se Soir
3.Mar 01, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Je Suis Swing
6.Feb 09, 2017:Melange
Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, I Can't Give You Anything But Love

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-12-26 
Modern take on the Django Rheinhardt/Stephane Grapelli collaboration in 1934 in the Quintette du Hot Club du France; very pleasant and mellow; singer puts a nice spin on the enunciation of both French and English lyrics

NO FCC”S; Favorite tracks: 4, 9, 12, 13

1- Menilmontant (3:40) – very familiar and smooth

2- Coquette (3:22) – very nice clarinet intrumental intro's English lyrics

3 – Je Suis Swing (3:30) – nicely articulated lyrics and instrumentals; very light and upbeat

*4 – La complainte de la butte (3:43) – voice and guitar, lyrical waltz; tenderly sung with violin and accordion accents

5- I can't give you anything but love (4:00) – competent breezy version of the old standard

6- Stompin' at decca (2:52) – quick and pretty uptempo instrumental; virtuoso mandolin (?)

7- Darling je vous aime beaucoup (3:24) – cross-language romance ; nice quick fox trot

8-C'est si bon (3:20) – sounds more 50's than 30's with female doo-wop

*9- Songs d'automne (3:34) – valse a little bit triste to start and then segues to uptempo two-step; instrumental

10-Le soleil et la lune (2:32) – very light and lyrical; quick tempo

11- Sweet Sue, Just You (3:22) – English lyrics; long instrumental interlude; a little camp

*12-Seul se soir (4:23) – pensive French lyrics with guitar chords; lovely; nice guitar and then violin interlude

*13- J'ai ta main (3:45) – nice mise en scene with accordion backing

14- Rosetta (2:58) – peppy little number in English

15-Claire de lune (3:59) – starts with nice clarinet solo; segues to guitar and violin; instrumental

16- Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour etre heureux? (3:20)--uptempo and light

Track Listing
1.Menilmontant 9.Songs D'automne
2.Coquette 10.Le Soleil Et La Lune
3.Je Suis Swing 11.Sweet Sue, Just You
4.La Complainte De La Butte 12.Seul Se Soir
5.I Can't Give You Anything But Love 13.J'ai Ta Main
6.Stompin' At Decca 14.Rosetta
7.Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup 15.Claire De Lune
8.C'est Si Bon 16.Qu'est-Ce Qu'on Attend Pour Etre Heureux?