Margeaux Lampley CD "Love for sale"
Contemporary jazz swing and originals. This soulful new jazz singer from the Parisian jazz scene offers a warm, elegant debut album featuring well-loved American and French jazz standards, plus a few inspired originals tinged with soul and latin flavors. Born in New York, raised in California, Margeaux left the US and a career in law to live the artist’s life in Paris, studying jazz and in no time establishing herself as a featured artist and backup vocalist for various French groups, including Marathonians, Les Pétroleuses (producer of Nouvelle Vague) and Funkaroma. Her song “Come on girl, come on boy”, co-written with the Marathonians, was an international success and as part of the duo Sodex, she released two successful singles, including “Move Me”, featured on the soundtrack of the film “De battre mon coeur s’est arrêté”, in addition to compilations in France and throughout various parts of the world. « Love for Sale » was recorded in Paris with Romain Molist (piano), Nicolas Grammosenis (double bass) and Jérôme Villefranque (drums). The album reflects a true love of the great jazz standards sung by her idols Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday. She offers us simple and elegant versions of these favorites, each with its own personal musical style. The tracks “Buildin’ Walls” and “Still in the mood” give a taste of Margeaux’s own composition style, a vibrant fusion of pop, jazz and soul. With her warm, intimate style of jazz, Margeaux has become a regular on the Paris jazz scene, accompanied by brilliant musicians such as pianists Alain Jean-Marie and Olivier Hutman.