Exquisite

Daniel Roure

The songs swoosh past like fabulous gowns in a vintage fashion parade. With this New album,Daniel Roure continues to sing the best french love songs, with vintage spirit, jazzy, like his first album Les Baleines Bleues (more 40 million listeners) US

Daniel Roure : Piano, Vocal ,Kazoo Philippe Le Van: Drums Christophe Le Van: Bass Marc Campo: Guitar Thomas Roure: Tenor Sax Alice Martinez: Vocal (tracks 3 & 14) Théo Le Van: Keyboards (track 8)

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Vintage Love Songs

Daniel Roure

Daniel Roure's new album "Vintage Love Songs" has just been released. It includes covers songs of Blossom Dearie, Dean Martin, Trenet, Brel, Gainsbourg, Niel Diamond,Sinatra... the 50s and 60s.in french and english . Daniel Roure,Piano vocal, has made swing arrangements with an unexpected freshness of these musics, accompanied by Christophe Le Van on the bass, Philippe Le Van drums , Thomas Roure Sax Alto This album is to listen in good company with a glass of red bordeaux at the evening or anytime you want to fall in love...! Specially recommended for those who love Jazz and romance.Daniel Roure has a warm and sensual voice that gives this album a particular sensuality . Lovers ...let's go !

Bass: Christophe Le Van Drums:Philippe Le Van Sax Alto:Thomas Roure Piano,Vocal:Daniel Roure

@2017danielroure Daniel Roure Production

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Je Chante

Daniel Roure

"Je Chante" by Daniel Roure.
Pianist, composer and vocalist in French and English, Daniel Roure offers in his albums an inspirational Jazz experience combining elements of Cool Jazz,Vocal Jazz,Poetry,Blues,Swing and Popular Music.

Daniel Roure has an unmistakable timbre and attack incorporating Jazz Standards,Blues and French Ballads-Roure's warm voice and unforgettable swing won him an award at "Le Printemps Du Jazz" in Toulon, France.

Widely recognized in the international specialized press, his songs travel the world through the Internet and streaming radio stations and have reached more than 7 million listeners . Putumayo World Music label included the track "Les Baleines Bleues" in the compilation Vintage France.

Through his music, Daniel Roure invites you to share his passion for jazz and his devotion to American Standards of the 40's and 50's style.

Jazz shines and finds its cultural roots in all Daniel Roure's songs . - See more at: http://www.danielroure.com/index#s

Je Chante Lyrics Jacques Roure ,Iza Loris Music: Daniel Roure

In 2015, jazz singer and pianist Daniel Roure released the single, “Je Chante,” the latest in a long line of singles and albums to deliver jazz texture in the French language. Roure is joined by Christophe and Philippe Le Van on bass and drums respectively, forming a jazz trio that accomplishes a large amount in a song that’s a little over two and a half minutes.

“Je Chante” is driven by a constantly chugging, but not overly complex piano melody. The brisk pace is accompanied by a lyric that’s just as briskly delivered in Roure’s husky, but beautifully smooth voice. Christophe’s bass is simply there for rhythmic purposes, not entering the spotlight at all, and the same can be said for Philippe’s drumming. He opts for brushes instead of sticks, giving the percussion a soft, shuffling sound that doesn’t detract from the vocal.

In fact, all of the instrumentation here basically serves to be soft enough to let the lyric flow, but also maintain enough of a presence to keep the song lively and energetic. “Je Chante” accomplishes this staggeringly well. Every part is significant and memorable without being overstated. It’s the epitome of less is more with the only true “solo” of sorts being Roure’s scat singing towards the song’s end.

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of French language jazz or not, “Je Chante” is deserving of your attention. It’s actually more deserving of it if you’re not a fan of the genre because of how wonderful an introduction it can serve to this style of music. By mixing simplicity with depth and smooth vocals with a sweet lyric, Daniel Roure has constructed an absolutely charming single that any music listener can appreciate.

Artist: Daniel Roure Single: “Je Chante” Review by: Heath Andrews Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5)

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Nuit Bleue De L'automne

Daniel Roure

French Jazz Vocal and pop French.Daniel Roure Pianist, composer and vocalist in French and English, offers in his albums an inspirational Jazz experience combining elements of Cool Jazz,Vocal Jazz,Poetry,Blues,Swing and Popular Music.

New Single Dans La nuit Bleue De L'automne . Lyrics :Jacques Roure et Iza Loris,Music Daniel Roure

Daniel Roure’s love of jazz was evident on his 2014 album, Bar de Nuit (Bar of the Night). Whether he was performing at a fast tempo or a ballad tempo, the French cabaret/chanson vocalist was consistently jazz-minded on that excellent release. And he continues to move in a jazz-minded direction on his 2016 single “Dans la Nuit Bleue.”

In French, “Dans la Nuit Bleue” means “During the Blue Night,” and this relaxed, mid-tempo offering has a bluesy, smoky jazz-noir influence that Roure sounds perfectly comfortable with. The lyrics are in French, but even those who don’t speak French will pick up on the jazz connection. The melody is clearly swing-flavored, and one hears Roure using Duke Ellington’s name, mentioning George Gershwin’s standard “Summertime” and using the English-language term “blue note.” This single demonstrates that one need not perform in English to employ an abundance of jazz imagery.

“During the Blue Night” describes a female pianist who Roure encounters in a piano bar. She is playing instrumental versions of Ellington songs on an acoustic piano; Roure requests “Summertime,” saying, “Je le chanterai pour vous” (“I would sing it for you”). Notice that Roure uses “vous” instead of “toi”; in French, “vous” is the formal “you,” while “toi” is the familiar “you.” Roure, in the song, is formal with the pianist but would like to get to know her better. And the French lyrics work perfectly well with Roure’s jazz-influenced melody.

English is the dominant language of vocal jazz and traditional pop, but the romance languages can also work really well in a jazz-minded or jazz-friendly environment. That is true when Spanish is used with Afro-Cuban jazz or Portuguese is used with the Brazilian bossa nova. And as “Dans la Nuit Bleue” shows, it is also true when French is used with jazz-influenced chanson. Indeed, there have been many examples of that over the years, from the soundtrack for the French movie Un Homme et une Femme (a Man and a Woman) in 1966 to young French singer Zaz’s exuberant swing version of the standard “Paris Sará Toujours Paris” (a gem associated with Maurice Chevalier) in 2015.

Those who enjoyed Roure’s Bar de Nuit album should have no problem at all appreciating the memorable “Dans la Nuit Bleue.”

Daniel Roure “Dans la Nuit Bleue” (Single) Review by Alex Henderson 4 stars out of 5

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Bar De Nuit

Daniel Roure

With the album BAR DE NUIT, Daniel Roure sings and adds the spirit of Vintage France music with all the compositions :Swing, Jazz vocal ,easy listening,french pop.

BAR DE NUIT - Daniel Roure. Review by Alex Henderson 09/2014

French cabaret, French pop and chanson have a long and rich history, from Edith Piaf’s classic recordings of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s to the soundtrack of the 1966 film Un Homme et une Femme (A Man and a Woman). And in recent years, the chanson tradition has been kept alive by younger vocalists such as Amélie les Crayons, Coralie Clément, Camille Dalmais and Keren Ann. Some masters of chanson are from France, while others might hail from Belgium, Luxembourg or the Quebec province of Eastern Canada. Some chanson has a strong jazz influence, and there is no shortage of jazz influence on Daniel Roure’s excellent Bar de Nuit (which means Bar of the Night in French).

A veteran singer who was born in Marseille, France in 1948, Roure (danielroure.com) occasionally inserts English lyrics into his performances on this album. For example, a few English phrases are inserted on “Le Piano Jouait” and the Brazilian-influenced “Lily.” But those songs are mostly in French. At least 97% of the time, Roure sings in French on this album. And he has a pleasingly smoky vocal style that works well with the strong jazz influence whether he is performing at a slow, relaxed tempo on “Rien Ne Change” (“Nothing Changes”), “Un Bateau, Une Ile,” “Vous Mes Souvenirs” and “M’en Aller” or swinging passionately at a faster tempo on “Le Cirque” (“The Circus”), “Venez Ce Soir” (“Come This Evening”) and the bluesy “Arizona.” Roure is a skillful torch singer, and French lyrics serve him well when he is going for a torchy, dusky, noir-ish ambiance. But as “Le Cirque,” “Venez Ce Soir” and “Arizona” demonstrate, Roure also has a more energetic side. And on “Venez Ce Soir,” Roure gets his energy from chanson as well as from gypsy jazz. That track has an infectious swing beat, bringing to mind the gypsy jazz style that the seminal acoustic guitarist Django Reinhardt (a French speaker who was born in Belgium and lived in Paris) and his colleague, violinist Stéphane Grappelli, made popular in the 1930s.

When this album is playing, there is never any doubt that Roure’s love of jazz runs deep. On Bar de Nuit’s title track, Roure mentions the seminal alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (who, in the 1940s, brought bebop to the forefront of the jazz world). Roure also mentions Cole Porter (one of the great Tin Pan Alley composers of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s) on that selection, and when he is referencing those American icons, one is reminded of the impact that American culture had on French culture during the 20th Century. In fact, Roure’s publicity bio states that his musical inspirations range from French stars Yves Montant and Charles Trenet to American greats such as Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Count Basie.

Roure employs a bossa nova beat on “Lily,” which is not unusual for a French-speaking vocalist. When the bossa nova movement exploded commercially in the early 1960s thanks to Antonio Carlos Jobim (who was exalted as “the George Gershwin of Brazil”), João & Astrud Gilberto, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, guitarist Charlie Byrd, composer/guitarist Luis Bonfá and others, a lot of French-speaking vocalists in France, Belgium and Quebec were quick to incorporate bossa nova’s influence. And the fact that many of them didn’t speak Portuguese (which is Brazil’s official language) didn’t matter. A bossa nova beat and French lyrics can work really well together; parts of the soundtrack for Un Homme et une Femme made that abundantly clearly 48 years ago, and it is abundantly clear when Roure is singing “Lily.”

From smoky ballads to uptempo swingers, Roure's vocals have a great deal of character. And those who like their French pop, French cabaret and chanson with a strong jazz influence would do well to give Bar de Nuit a close listen.

Daniel Roure Bar de Nuit Review by Alex Henderson Reviewyou.com 4 stars (out of 5)

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