A pair of albums from French maestro Paul Mauriat – back to back on a single CD! C'Est La Vie is from a generation when so many other artists were moving their easy instrumental styles into disco grooves – but Paul Mauriat nicely finds his own path forward, and instead keeps things mellow – but while adding in some slinky funk elements that really make the record great! There's some nice keyboards, edgey guitar, and even sly drums in the larger backings – and the song choice
s keep things pretty groovy too – on titles that include "Ou Sont Les Femmes", "Il A Niege Sur Yesterday", "Lettre A France", "Pulstar", "Ainsi Soit-Il", "Desert De Neige", and "I Feel Love". On Brasil Exclusivamente Vol 2, Paul Mauriat returns to the Brazilian vibe he explored on the previous volume – which means that the set mixes samba percussion, light bossa elements, and even some slight 70s funk with the maestro's more familiar charts – on a set of tracks that includes work by Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos E Jocafi, Baden Powell, and Ivan Lins! Titles include instrumental readings of "Foi Assim", "Pra Que Chorar", "Amigo", "Sonhos", "Odara", "D Joao", and "A Noite Vai Chegar".