Aubry, René / Play Time
Album:Play Time Collection:Jazz
Artist:Aubry, René Added:Jun 2009
Label:Hopi Mesa 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-08-02 Pull Date:2009-10-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 4Sep 27Sep 20Sep 13Sep 6Aug 30Aug 23Aug 16

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 18, 2015:3-18-2015
Demi-Lune, Prima Donna, Sirtaki A Helsinki
4.Oct 03, 2009:Music Rollercoaster
2.Mar 20, 2010:Music Casserole
5.Sep 25, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Mar 12, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Sep 20, 2009:Transmission Overload
Prima Donna

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-08-01 
Chamber jazz with a touch of gypsy jazz, very clean-cut stuff. It's not at the energy level of Django Reinhardt style "hot club" music but has the same elements: perky acoustic guitar, violin, mandolin, etc. Piano & some synths too. An open-air artistic feel that's quite proper but still has a sense of fun -- there's a semi-sarcastic faux-sultriness to 3, for instance, and cartoony fun on 16. Instrumental, FCC clean.
(Full track-by-track is on Zookeeper.)

1- Calm, clean melody. Slowish, over busy triplet guitar. Speeds up by the end.
2- Coolly popping swing, midtempo
3- A complex tango. Mid/fast, fun
4- Spare, playful. A softly fun midtempo one.
5- Some tension. Gets into a strong flow w/some Eastern European flair.
6- Midtempo, slinky. Not quite a tango.
7- Fast and whispery intro, into snappy theme
8- Mid/fast. Tense chase-scene feel.
9- Calm, simple chiming.
10- Perky, quite hot club-like
11- Swirling synth-string drama, piping oboe(?) Slow. Later, a busier gypsy sound with banjo.
12- Tense, sneaky, and quiet. Soundtrack feel. Cool ending, where the piano really builds up.
13- Quite classical feeling. Cute piano exercising, maybe too cute
14- Pattering 9/8, quick and catchy
15- Slowish, with a cutesly classical theme.
16- Playfully sneaky, like mice thieves tiptoeing around.
17- Mid/fast but not busy. A very clean, harp-like sound; you could hear this at an art-gallery opening.
18- Flowing and sweet, quite soundtracky.

Track Listing
1.Sirtaki A Helsinki 10.Quintette
2.Prima Donna 11.Mémoires
3.Dare-Dard 12.Night Run
4.Chaloupée 13.Demi-Lune
5.Steppe 14.La Danse Des Trois Chapeaux
6.Rose 15.Ne M'oublie Pas
7.Facéties 16.L'abîme
8.Après La Pluie 17.Zig-Zag
9.Blue Lady 18.Les Sept Erreurs