Justin Francoeur | No Delicacy Required

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No Delicacy Required

by Justin Francoeur

A fusion jazz album, combining elements of black metal, soundscapes, sound effects, and completely new arrangements of standards and pop music.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. No Delicacy Required
4:28 $0.99
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2. Because You Cried
6:20 $0.99
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3. Someday My Prince Will Come
4:28 $0.99
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4. All Blues (Interlude)
1:10 $0.99
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5. Force 100
5:17 $0.99
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6. All Is Full of Love
3:48 $0.99
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7. What Is a Youth?
6:40 $0.99
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8. Blue Highway
7:33 $0.99
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9. Take the "A" Train Home
6:04 $0.99
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10. Auld Lang Syne (To the End of the World) [Hidden Track]
2:02 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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No Delicacy Required is my second studio album but my first fusion jazz project. Some of the material dates back to my first attempts at songwriting and reharmonization in high school. Needless to say, it is very exciting to see this music that has lived in my head and on my shelves come to life! There are two originals that are also my first attempts at writing jazz. I cover several standards, a Bjork song, Auld Lang Syne, Star Wars music, and the Romeo and Juliet theme from the Franco Zeffirelli movie. All of these are completely reinvented and were produced in a pop mindset, with a focus on heavy production while maintaining the improvisational approach of jazz. I am very pleased with how the album turned out and love the mix of jazz changes with funk, blues, black metal, cinematic, country, and samba musical styles.

The album is more than just interesting music though. It tells the story of someone who has gone through some sort of loss or trauma, renounced caring and the world, then is brought back in touch with their heart through reliving their entire life. The journey begins with birth, then childhood dreams, young love, disillusionment, regret, death, and then finally moving beyond the material in a song I titled "Auld Lang Syne To The End Of The World." It is a reharmonized melody set to heavy Brazilian rhythms - a totally Carnivale song!

I feel this album is unique in that I followed the title in all respects - performance, production, and writing. No Delicacy Required! I threw out all convention and "good taste!" What is there is something totally raw and unique. For myself I can say this music brought out the best playing and writing I have ever done.

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