French Impressionists, The - A Selection of Songs

(LTM2415: 5024545304022)
Release date: 2004
Genre: Jazz

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An archive collection from Scottish new jazz ensemble The French Impressionists, who recorded for Les Disques du Crépuscule between 1981 and 1983.

Formed by songwriter/pianist Malcolm Fisher in Glasgow, the group worked first with Postcard Records, recording a first demo in June 1981 with the help of vocalist Paul Quinn and Roddy Frame and Campbell Owens of Aztec Camera. Fisher subsequently formed a permament band in 1982, first with singer Beatrice Colin, and later Louise Ness, recording EP A Selection of Songs and festive Christmas single Santa Baby.

This digitally remastered CD and download contains 18 tracks, including 5 recorded live in Glasgow. The CD booklet includes a detailed band biography. After the group disbanded in 1983, Malcolm Fisher relocated to Milan and recorded several albums of solo piano music. Two such cycles, Seven Suite and Lantern Suite, feature here as bonus tracks.

Cover art by Hennebert and Lynn Hendry.


1. Pick Up the Rhythm
2. Blue Skies
3. Since You've Been Away
4. Theme from Walking Home
5. Santa Baby
6. Castles in the Air
7. Mannequin
8. Rainbows Never End
9. Waiting for Someone
10. Boo Boo's Gone Mambo
11. My Guardian Angel
12. My Rainy Day (live 1983)
13. Nothing Really Matters (live 1983)
14. Blue Skies (live 1983)
15. Helpless (live 1983)
16. Summertime (live 1982)
17. Seven Suite
18. Lantern Suite

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