Recorded in 1996 at the "Six-huit" jazz club enthroned at the foot of Notre-Dame Cathedral, here's the album that every fan of Rodolphe Raffalli was waiting for.
The venue is equal to the guitarist's great reputation, which made him an ambassador for French jazz outside France. Skilfully blending the candour of gypsy swing with melodies from the great popular repertoire, his playing is light and aerial, filled with delicate expressions and a rare elegance.
This was Raffalli's first "live" album, and it gave his audience a chance to measure his full artistic talents, backed by a sparkling rhythm-section and excellent sound engineered by Philippe Labroue — a tasty "live" album which announced his "Brassens Tribute" of 2001, a record whose sales reached gold status for a jazz album.
RODOLPHE RAFFALLI GUITARE SOLO • RAMON GALAN GUITARE • JEAN CORTES CONTREBASSE • FRANÇOIS RICARD BATTERIE
Les copains d'abord
J'me voyais dejà
J'me suis fait tout p'tit
Elle m'dit t'es d'la mauvaise graine
My melancholy baby
Them there eyes
All of me
Les yeux noirs
Sous le ciel de paris
Sweet georgia brown