“If I had been blond, with blue eyes, tall and elegant, with a clear voice, I would not have had the same career”
A career spanning 85 years, 43 albums recorded, more than 300 million records sold: Chahnourh Varinag Aznavourian, aka Charles Aznavour, was this and so much more, he was the chansonnier par excellence. Although today to me this extraordinary artist also represents a subtle bridge between past and present, a journey across my memories: a turntable that plays while I run in the garden, a melancholic melody that accompanies my first readings, a black and white clip of a man theatrically telling a story. His song to me are about home, truth, warmth, the deep vibration that only the most authentic music can give; they are impressionist paintings that immortalize a story painted beyond space with hundreds of colors.
“Je vous parle d’un temps” are the opening words of “La Bohème”, the song that opens this CD; therefore, while I dare to sing his time, trying to regain possession of my own, I hope that the notes you will hear might bring you back to the most beautiful and most nostalgic memories, to recall your story and awaken some emotion … because that is what we live for.
I will give it a try … May I, Monsieur Aznavour?
The CD consists of 10 tracks, some famous ones and some less popular but equally evocative. They have been rearranged in a trio version (piano, bass, drums) with some wind instrument contributions, and contains three duets.
- La Bohème
- La Mamma
- Ti lasci andare
- Comme ils disent
- For me formidable
- Mio commovente amore
- Les deux guitares
- J’aime Paris au mois de mai