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by Zaz


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The self-titled album debut of Zaz is one of the more exciting French revelations of 2010, boasting a refreshingly unique gypsy jazz style as well as plenty of contemporary pop appeal. Thirty years old at the time of her solo album debut, Zaz is a seasoned vocalist with years of experience as a performer, and her vocals are indeed a wonder to behold. She's a talented jazz vocalist, for sure, and her resemblance to Edith Piaf is striking. In addition to her singing, Zaz is a gifted songwriter credited with either writing or co-writing six of the 11 songs on her debut album. French pop star Raphaël is credited with writing three of the remaining songs, "La Fée," "Port Coton," and "Éblouie par la Nuit," and Kerredine Soltani is credited with writing the stand-out lead single, "Je Veux." Moreover, Raphaël is credited with producing four songs on the album: the three that he wrote, plus "Trop Sensible." Alban Sautour, Germain Guyot, and Soltani are also credited with production, and their work is commendable. The gypsy jazz style of the album is tastefully produced, never sounding retro or clichéd and, more importantly, never taking anything away from Zaz herself. Moreover, the contributions of four different producers makes for a diverse sound, with the Raphaël songs in particular standing out from the others. Clocking in at 11 songs in 39 minutes, Zaz doesn't overstay its welcome and leaves you craving more after the awe-inspiring closing track by Raphaël, "Éblouie par la Nuit." Impressive from all standpoints, Zaz is a strong contender for French pop revelation of the year.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/05/2011
Label: Sin Uk
UPC: 0886977447327
catalogNumber: 74473
Rank: 15335

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zaz   Primary Artist
Robert Aaron   Cuivres
Alban Sautour   Ukulele,Choeurs
Raphael Haroche   Choeurs
Fred Lafage   Piano,Harmonium
Isabelle Geffroy   Choeurs
Germain Guyot   Piano,Clavier,Choeurs
Denis Laloup   Trombone

Technical Credits

Raphael Haroche   Composer
Jacques Datin   Composer
Vivian Roost   Composer
Kerredine Soltani   Composer
Isabelle Geffroy   Composer
Tryas   Composer
Dino Cirone   Composer
Mickaël Geraw   Composer
Farouk Kebila   Cover Photo

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