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Cyrille Aimée: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue)

Considering his iconic status as Broadway’s towering genius, Stephen Sondheim hasn’t made much of an impression on the jazz canon. I can’t remember the last time I heard a jazz singer tackle “Send in the Clowns,” his only song that can fairly be called a standard (well, aside from the West Side Story tunes that … Read More “Cyrille Aimée: Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue)”

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Cyrille Aimée: Cyrille Aimée Live (Mack Avenue)

This hour-long session captured at Greenwich Village’s Le Poisson Rouge in August 2017 isn’t a first for vocalist Cyrille Aimée—she’s previously released live albums from Smalls and Birdland—but it is a last, her final date with long-time bandmates Dylan Shamat (bass), Dani Danor (drums) and dual guitarists Michael Valeanu and Adrien Moignard. As always, Aimeé’s … Read More “Cyrille Aimée: Cyrille Aimée Live (Mack Avenue)”

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Cyrille Aimee: Let’s Get Lost

Speaking with JazzTimes two years ago, vocalist Cyrille Aimée explained why, viewing music as an essentially positive force, she purposefully focused on upbeat material. No sad songs, she insisted. That rule has at last been bent, if only slightly. Otherwise Let’s Get Lost checks all the requisite Aimée boxes: her love of guitar; her French … Read More “Cyrille Aimee: Let’s Get Lost”

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