Victor Janusz Band | Cafe Pluvieux (feat. Arwen Dewey)

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Cafe Pluvieux (feat. Arwen Dewey)

by Victor Janusz Band

Singer-Songwriter-Pianist delivers his fourth full-length studio work, spotlighting collaborators: chanteuse Arwen Dewey, saxman Medearis Dixson, bassist/guitarist Spencer Hoveskeland. Dreamy, eclectic, --6 originals, 6 cover tunes
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't Start the Show Without Me
3:08 $0.99
2. Cafe Pluvieux
6:57 $0.99
3. Night and Day
4:35 $0.99
4. Prince of Piece of Mind
3:24 $0.99
5. Sous Le Ciel De Paris
4:13 $0.99
6. Over the Rainbow
6:23 $0.99
7. Soldier On
5:08 $0.99
8. I Saw the Light
3:36 $0.99
9. Saint-Malo
5:22 $0.99
10. Crescent Noon
4:55 $0.99
11. One
4:44 $0.99
12. Le Baiser (French Kiss)
3:15 $0.99
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Album Notes
With six, original tunes, Janusz juxtaposes global unrest of 2018 with 1940s-France....
Says Janusz... "I am intrigued by the emotional weight of profound change --upheavals that force individuals
to define their beliefs, their sense of justice...their humanity. I want these songs to touch people deeply... people from all walks"

Janusz' title track ("Cafe Pluvieux") sets the tone: Four people walk into a Cafe --are they strangers?
Or co-workers? Are they planning a party to lift their spirits? Or an assassination? Are we in Paris-1944 during
the final collapse of the Occupation? --Or Seattle 2018, planning a march? The record includes Janusz' high-stepping "Don't Start the Show without Me!" the hard-driving "Prince of Piece of Mind", and the more subdued "Soldier On" and "Saint Malo"--the latter a duet inspired by Anthony Doerr's Pultizer-winning book "All the Light We Cannot See". Standards by Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, and imaginative covers of Todd Rundgren, Carpenters, and U2 round out this 2018 Release.

VJ Band's most serendipitous, eclectic offering to date! An adventurous follow-up to "Living In A Blue State" (2015), "Cosmo Street" (2005) and "Hands Solo" (2002). Spencer Hoveskeland (Upright Double Bass, Guitar), Steve White (Congas, Percussion), Jacques Willis (Vibes, Percussion), Roberston Witmer (Accordion), and more guests!

"You might say working and creating this album became a survival tool" ---Victor Janusz.



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Jerry Frank

Smooth & Intimate
A great musical journey with great songs, arrangements, and very original delivery with top-notch performances by Victor's band.
It's a collection of moving cuts that begs for repeat listening. A wonderful and moving experience.

Lauren Williams

Refreshing and rare because it's not the standard stuff
This album is anything but routine! I was struck by the band's unusual selections - for once, no Gershwin, no Sondheim, no Lerner and Loewe. Nonetheless, the band's choices were woven together to tell a story and set a mood, which is always a fascinating perspective for performers to give their listeners. And Victor's ensemble is pleasurably versatile - they are obviously tightly-knit, and very comfortable with each other, fluidly playing with a very intimate sound one offering, then evoking a much "larger" big-band sound with ease. It's a fantastic production.


Delightful "Cafe" Miusic
Very sweet and soulful. I love the vocals -- so clear and smooth. Listening to "Café Pluvieux" always elevates my mood. I'm ready for the sequel.

Marilyn Deering

All The Light
This new album has a collection of songs that are endearing and emotional. I especially like Victor Janusz's original songs, written with a personal depth of character and experience that draws you in. Victor brought out the best in all of these musicians, and layered their eclectic talents into a lovely flow of sound that is complex and joyful!


Smooth delicious and delightful
Victor you have just gotten more smooth and delicious . Like a fine wine. And the delightful group of musicians have just made this jazz fusion all the more sophisticated . I’ve always compared you to a modern Kurt Weill but this takes all the rough edges off and leaves things like melting chocolate in your mouth. Your musically referenced Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See” is haunting much like that beautiful story!!! The fabulous rendition of Under Paris Skies took me back to my childhood . And I love the meld of your voices in the signature song . A consummate culmination of all the good in your musicality ! Congratulations !