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Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin
Serge Gainsbourg
Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
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Import vinyl LP pressing of this collection from the French Pop icon. 17 tracks.


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All Artists: Serge Gainsbourg
Title: Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Original Release Date: 2/11/1997
Re-Release Date: 2/25/1997
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists, Latin Music
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Rock, Oldies, Euro Pop, French Pop, Cabaret, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731452262929


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Import vinyl LP pressing of this collection from the French Pop icon. 17 tracks.

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jumpy1 | New York, NY | 06/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Work of genius from a very versatile artist. I think this is his best album. I don't know how he does it -- sensitive yet callous, superficial yet intense. Sorry to sound corny but there it is. I hear his songs in my head, they are hard to shake off, they are so right-on. You think it's just for fun and then you realize later, this stuff is deep!"
pathetron | NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK USA | 05/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the font of 60's french beat-jazz-pop, lyrics french but anglified in the then-current fashion, liner pictures of Serge drinking coffee alone in a parisian cafe (so much ennui!), assuredly having just been left by Brigitte Bardot or some other of his string of gorgeous internationally-famous mistresses (see Bardot's own comp recording "Bubble Gum" for the more voluptuous & free-spirited side of the parisian spectrum. If you never liked Serge before, and assuredly you have been given every reason not to ("Harley-Davidson", my god), I guarantee you'll love this. "Comic Strip", in this same series, is also very good, although the third volume "Couleur Cafe" is way too faux-ethnic for my taste."
Requiem pour un twisteur
EriKa | Iceland | 09/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Gainsbourg dabbled with many styles, but he loved jazz and produced a lot of jazz works, particularly in the earliest parts of his career. This album is the product of his admiration for and emulation of jazz. It is clear he is trying to carve out something original. Indeed his work is quite distinctive... vintage Gainsbourg with its roots clearly in jazz. Still the same tongue-in-cheek Gainsbourg (if you understand French, a pretty funny set of lyrics is to be had in the tune "Du jazz dans le Ravin".) All recorded in the early 1960s, this record is a collection of Gainsbourg's experiments with jazz. While some of the music sounds standard and repetitive, there are moments of originality and brilliance. My personal favourites are "Requiem pour un twisteur", "Chez les Yé-Yé', "Black Trombone" (which sounds sort of a like a lounge singer's act), "Quand Mon 6.35 me fait les yeux doux" and "Machins choses" (which strikes me as somewhat melancholy for some reason.) This is definitely a worthwhile listen/purchase. For more Serge-related stuff (tribute albums) check out the Serge Gainsbourg CD of the Great Jewish Artists series and also the Mick Harvey CDs (with English language musical interpretations of many Gainsbourg songs)."