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Riviera Reunion

by The Tommy Sancton Trio & Quartet Featuring David Paquette

Traditional New Orleans jazz in a trio and quartet format
Genre: Jazz: New Orleans Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
3:33 $0.99
2. The Glory of Love (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
4:15 $0.99
3. I Surrender Dear (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
7:46 $0.99
4. Baby Face (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
3:48 $0.99
5. The Preacher (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
2:50 $0.99
6. True (You Don't Love Me) [feat. David Paquette]
Tommy Sancton
4:17 $0.99
7. A Porter's Love Song (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
3:38 $0.99
8. Dream (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
4:41 $0.99
9. At Sundown (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
4:57 $0.99
10. Gypsy Love Song (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
4:11 $0.99
11. Allez Les Bleus! (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
5:51 $0.99
12. It's the Talk of the Town (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
6:02 $0.99
13. I Want Somebody to Love (feat. David Paquette)
Tommy Sancton
3:59 $0.99
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Album Notes
David Paquette and I practically grew up in Preservation Hall, the legendary traditional jazz venue in the heart of New Orleans’s French Quarter. David’s parents, hard-bitten jazz fans from Connecticut, brought him down for frequent visits. I was lucky enough to live in New Orleans and spent many of my nights listening to the likes of George Lewis, Kid Thomas, and Sweet Emma Barrett in the Hall. That’s where David and I met as teenagers—we share the same birthday one year apart—and immediately hit it off. It was the beginning of a long friendship that has put us together on the bandstand, at jazz festivals in the U.S. and Europe, and in the recording studio.
Now available in this special 20th-anniversary digital reissue, "Riviera Reunion" was recorded in Nice, France, in July 1998, the day after we performed at the Grande Parade du Jazz festival. Like it’s predecessor, "New Orleans Reunion," it was conceived as trio album that would showcase David’s swinging piano and vocals behind a George Lewis-inspired clarinet lead. Stephane Roger’s tasteful, Zutty Singleton-inspired drumming provided the rhythm. The discerning listener will also note the presence of Gilles Chevaucherie's driving string bass on several tracks, added to the original trio session to provide more variety and texture.
The tunes on this album run the gamut from New Orleans standards ( Baby Face, At Sundown, A Porter's Love Song) to old pop tunes (The Glory of Love, I Can't Believe that You're in Love with Me), to ballads (I Surrender Dear, The Talk of the Town, Dream), to hard-bop pianist Horace Silver’s The Preacher, done here in a funky New Orleans street-style. We have also included tunes associated with two great Crescent City clarinetists, Raymond Burke (Gypsy Love Song, I Want Somebody to Love), and Louis Cottrell (True, a Cottrell feature often attributed to him but actually composed by Walter Samuels and Leonard Whitcup). We rounded out the session with my own composition, Allez Les Bleus!, dedicated to France's 1998 World Cup Championship soccer team.
The recording session was a wonderful way to top off our brief sojourn in Nice, one of France's most picturesque cities. As a student in 1974, I had worked with producer George Wein to help organize the first Grande Parade du Jazz fin Nice's historic Arenes de Cimiez park, built around an ancient Roman amphitheater. That first festival had featured a pantheon of jazz greats, including Eubie Blake, Barney Bigard, Cozy Cole, Kid Thomas Valentine, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Bob Haggart, Bud Freeman, Jimmy McPartland and many more legendary artists. I thought of them as we performed in that same amphitheater on Bastille Day, 1998—nearly a quarter-century later. So let this album be our tribute to all those wonderful jazz musicians who have come and gone before us, and who gave the gift of their artistry to the world.
—Tommy Sancton, Saint Germain-en-Laye, France, January 10, 2018



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