A very unusual album from reedman Darius Jones – a special project dedicated to the legendary French vocalist Brigitte Fontaine
, with vocals that definitely recall the singer at some of her most adventurous moments! Fontaine
's no stranger to the racks at Dusty Groove – as we've loved her music for years – both under her own name, and collaborations with Areski
and the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! This album's most like Brigitte
's recording with the latter – as it features strongly expressive jazz passages from a group led by Jones on alto, with Matt Mitchell on piano, Sean Conly on bass, and Ches Smith on drums and percussion – fronted by French vocalist Emilie Lesbros, who really gets at the sort of poetry that Fontaine
brought to her recordings, a style that's way more than jazz – and which interacts with the instrumentation both at a verbal and musical level. Titles include "Two Worlds One Soul", "Chanteuse In Blue", "Universal Translator", "Beneath The Skin", and "I Can't Keep From Weeping".