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 some of the best work of the hardbop and soul jazz years, which really took on a new life in his hands – thanks to some especially well-penned vocal bits. As the 70s moved in, Nougaro expanded his work a lot – not just writing his own tunes from scratch, but exploring Brazilian modes, as well as some more experimental territory too – all with results that were always great – extremely dynamic and creative! This excellent set features 36 tracks from Nougaro's best years, plus a few key titles from the 90s – and it's a great introduction to his music, with new remastering that makes the older tunes sound even better than before. Titles include "Le Cinema", "Don Juan", "Cecile Ma Fille", "Chanson Pour Marilyn", "La Marche Arriere", "Armstrong", "Sing Sing Song", "L'Amour Sorcier", "St Thomas", "Toulouse", "Paris Mai", "La Cle", "La Pluie Fai Des Claquettes", and "Tu Verras".