A lovely set of modern French work from Camille – done in a style that mixes the earthy with the electronic – in a way that's vaguely reminiscent of the modes used by Benjamin Biolay or Keren Ann, but which has a spirit that's clearly its own as well! Camille has a very strong vocal ... read moreCD
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Charlotte Gainsbourg —
5:55 ... CD Because/Vice, 2006. Used ...
Beautiful work from Charlotte Gainsbourg – the kind of record that would have made her old man proud! The album's got a sense of depth and texture that ranks right up there with the senior Gainsbourg's classics – a breathy approach to the music that's filled with subtle sensuality and ... read moreCD
Charlotte Gainsbourg —
IRM ... CD Because/Warner, 2010. Used ...
A stunner from Charlotte Gainsbourg – in keeping with her style of crafting a diverse body of avant pop sounds by working with stellar collaborators – this time with producer/composer Beck, and it's her best to date! A few tunes are sung in French and have a kind of dramatic French pop ... read moreCD
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms ... read moreCD
Serge Gainsbourg —
Initials SG ... CD Universal (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ...
One of the grooviest collections of work by Serge Gainsbourg we've ever seen – a 23 track set that features most of his coolest numbers! In case you don't know Serge, he's one of the most incredible singers ever – a sexy Frenchman with a good talent for a groove, with a sound that was ... read moreCD
A dramatic score by Jerry Goldsmith – written for the film Papillon, a dark prison film that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffmann. The manner of the work is similar to other Goldsmith scores of this nature – with many tense horn and string passages that underlie the mood of the ... (Soundtracks, French)read moreCD
A spare set of solo piano tracks by the great soundtrack composer Michel Legrand – recently recorded, and featuring some wonderful variations on some of his more famous tunes from the 60s and 70s. Legrand's style here is free and flowing – moving across the keys of the piano in loose ... (Jazz, French)read moreCD
Great early work by this swingin' French vocal group! These guys swung as hard as American jazz vocal groups, like Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross or The Hi Los – but they stuck to hipper, jazzier material, and had a driving sound that never let up! The group is led by singer Mimi Perrin, who ... (Vocalists, French)read moreCD
Don't mix this one up with our other Belmondo/Morricone CD! This one's a 2CD set, and it features tracks from 3 classic Morricone scores to action films starring Jean-Paul Belmondo. The first score – Le Casse – is one of our all-time favorites, and the other 2 – Le Professionel ... (Soundtracks, French)read moreCD
A newly-remastered collection of work by one of our favorite French singers ever – the amazing Claude Nougaro, a singer who brought an incredible amount of jazz to his music! In the 60s, Claude first made a name for himself by singing French lyrics to American jazz tunes – particularly ... read moreCD
One of the more unusual albums on ZTT from the 80s, but one of the most compelling too – the only full length set we've ever seen from singer Anne Pigalle, a vocalist who moves easily between French and English lyrics, in a lush summation of the best continental pop of the time! The sound is ... read moreCD
A beautiful album of French bossa nova tracks – sung by vocalist Henri Salvador, and backed with some light jazzy guitar and piano, very much in the style of backings you'd hear on a classic album by Joao Gilberto. Salvador's voice is wonderful – with that warm, honest quality you'd ... read moreCD
Great new work from Henri Salvador – the legendary French vocalist who's back on top, and better than ever! There's a really warm and gentle feel to the set, slightly different than some of Henri's other recent work – and a bit more relaxed and comfortable with his revived role in ... read moreCD
A really beautiful collection of work from the legendary French label Saravah – and one that comes at the music in a very different way! As the title implies, the approach here is to focus on songs that are best for after 10pm in the evening – music that has maybe a different vibe than ... read moreCD