Christiane Legrand – Of Smiles And Tears / Le Brésil de Christiane Legrand (1971 / 1972)

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Now for an obscure and wonderful album. I can’t give you any definitive details about the original LPs. According to the scarce information available on the internet, the album was issued by Philips in 1971 as Of Smiles And Tears, then again by AMI Records in 1972 as Le Brésil de Christiane Legrand. The album got reissued in 2001 by Universal Music Japan, named after the Philips version. Brazilian standards, sung by the great Christiane Legrand and backed by lush radio orchestra sounds. Wholeheartedly recommended.

Some more info on the tracks:
http://jazzstation-oblogdearnaldodesouteiros.blogspot.com/2011/11/cd-of-day-christiane-legrand-of-smiles.html

Great stuff.

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Lucien Lavoute et le Travelling Orchestra vol.7

Dimension Futur

Library album from the French Epervier label. As the album is called vol.7, there are other parts of the series (see Discogs). The first track, Dimension Futur, is imho the best and most »librarily« track of all. The second track, Zero Zero Smart, sounds like a Neil Hefti track from the early 1960s. The rest is a mixture of old-style big band music and more typical library tracks. More background info. And what a great, typical, dreamy cover by the way.

Lucien Lavoute? Avec plaisir!