Album of the Week: "It's a Good Day" from Cyrille Aimée
Monday, August 18, 2014
As a young girl in the northern French town of Samois, vocalist Cyrille Aimée fell in love with the vibrant local music scene. You may be familiar with Samois as it is the home of another jazz great, guitarist Django Reinhardt, whose gypsy jazz virtuosity Aimée has carried into the modern era.
These days, Aimee calls Brooklyn her home. Immersed in the New York scene, she's developed a unique approach to jazz. On her new album, Aimee's influences are apparent, as she blends the American songbook with her French-Dominican roots. This fusion is evident on several tracks from her new record, including her standout interpretation of Duke Ellington's "Caravan".