Artist: Malou Beauvoir & Jean Chaudron Trio
Title: An Evening At The Swan
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Transmundia Music
Genre: Jazz/Pop Vocals
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 45:06
Total Size: 106 MB
WebSite: Album Preview
1. It Don’t Mean A Thing (5:30)
2. Corcovado The Man I Love (5:09)
3. Les Feuilles Mortes (5:08)
4. Honeysuckle Rose (4:56)
5. Cry Me A River (6:30)
6. You Made A Fool Out Of Me (3:58)
7. Misty (4:41)
8. Lullaby Of Birdland (3:48)
9. Good Morning Heartache (5:22)
Born in Chicago of Haitian parents, raised in New York, Malou is a unique combination of her multi-cultural influences and experiences. Raised among musicians; her brother, Jean Beauvoir, is the renowned hard rock phenomenon – performer/singer/songwriter/producer (The Ramones, Kiss, The Plasmatics), her other brother is a proficient bass player.
At 15 she moved to Paris to attend the American University while pursuing her Artistic passions; acting and singing. Her debut single Waste my Time was released a few years later.
After her BA she obtained an MBA in the US, and worked her way up the corporate ladder, ultimately becoming Director of Business Development for Southern Europe and Africa for a US-based high-tech company. At the same time, Malou kept her passions going by recording and acting from time to time.
By the end of the 90s Malou had decided to give up the world of business to concentrate wholly on her singing and acting. She quickly secured engagements in leading venues around the world, including in Dubai, Rio, Beirut, London, and in Paris where she performed for two years as the lead singer at the renowned Paradis Latin. Then, more recording; a featured Artist for Universal (Datafolk); M-Tracks; co-writing and recording with Artists in diverse styles — Hip Hop, Dance, House — co-signing many of her tracks with DJs and lending her versatile voice to different productions while continuing to compose on her own.
A chance encounter in a London venue with a jazz drummer led her to sign up for a Jazz course being held in a chateau near Paris in 2006. It was there that she discovered the beauty and freedom of singing jazz. One evening, after one of several dates at the Petit Journal Montparnasse, performing with her R&B band, she wandered into The Swan, a small club to see a friend perform. Fate struck in the person of Jean Chaudron, who immediately upon hearing her sing, proposed to produce a jazz album built around her vocal style.
AN EVENING AT THE SWAN with the Jean Chaudron Trio is the fruit of that collaboration. A subtle cocktail of diverse styles, cultures and musical influences tempered by the warm sensuality of Malous voice, the unique musical phrasing of Jean Chaudron on the bass aided by Bernard Désormières proficiency on the piano and Alain Bouchauxs subtle and pervasive style on drums applied to the great jazz classics.
LIVE at The LIONEL HAMPTON with the Jean Chaudron Quintet is the vibrant memento of a weeks residence at the famed Lionel Hampton Jazz club in Paris. Jeff Hoffman (guitar) and Bobby Rangell (Sax and flute) are added to the explosive cocktail and the result is a soulful, eclectic mix of recordings which retrace the evenings events.
After a year in New York where Malou concentrates on acting (The Pan Man (theatre) and television, Malou resurfaces in Brussels in 2011 with the Yvan Paduart (piano) who introduces her to the Music Village. She will perform there twice in the following months with the Jean Chaudron trio, with whom she is working on a new album of original tunes. Enamoured of Brussels, the Music Village and the inspiration the offer her, she and Jean Chaudron decide to produce a LIVE at the MUSIC VILLAGE in March 2012.
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