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Album-Release:
2016

HRA-Release:
27.01.2017

Label: Neuklang

Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Vocal

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  • 1My Favorite Things06:02
  • 2Here Comes the Sun04:58
  • 3Between the Bars04:11
  • 4The Road05:45
  • 5Detour Ahead04:32
  • 6On Children05:04
  • 7Ordinary World07:10
  • 8Danza Lirica05:25
  • 9Desert Song06:09
  • 10In My Dreams05:04
  • Total Runtime54:20

Info for Roads



„Roads“is the first album of the Léa Castro 5tet. The project began as she started in 2010 her cooperation with Antoine Delprat (piano, violin). In 2013, the double bass player Alexander Perrot, the drummer Ariel Tessier and Rémi Fox on the saxophone joined the formation. Between new compositions and standards, jazz dyes from soul and pop, reflecting the way of a young generation of jazz musicians grown up with many different musical genres. The warm, moving alto voice of Léa Castro, full of swing, intensive mildness and quiet strength seduces from the beginning on. Inspired by jazz and soul legends such as Nina Simone, Carmen McRae or Diane Reeves, but also Otis Redding and Bill Withers, some of her compositions get their inspiration in a colourful imaginary world – from Spain up to the Orient, on the way to Léa Castro's North African roots.

The innovative formation of the quintet can be completely adapted, sometimes with a piano, a flute, drums, a cajón or a choir. The album moves from an exalted energy to the gentleness of a chamber music, where sounds subtly mingled, only following the voice and the emotions.

Léa Castro, vocals
Antoine Delprat, piano, violine, backing vocals
Rémi Fox, saxophones, backing vocals
Alexandre Perrot, double bass, backing vocals
Ariel Tessier, drums, cajon, backing vocals Guests:
Macha Gharibian, piano, vocals (track 6)
Axel Rigaud, flute (track 3, 8)
Boris Lamerand, violin (track 6, 10)
Julia Robert, viola (track 6, 10)
Louise Leverd, cello (track 6, 10)

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