Step onto the cobblestone streets of Paris with Rouge's "Land of Our Desires" (English Title). Refresh yourself with exhilarating waltzes, passionate chansons, and a love of life! Vocalist Janet Rayor, accordionist Laurie Andres, violinist Ruthie Dornfeld, and guitarist John Miller honor the traditional feel of these songs and musettes while adding their own style and backgrounds. The album is sensuous, urbane with a rough folk edge, classical yet improvisational, and deeply rhythmic. The CD contains arrangements of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour, Josephine Baker, Jacques Brel, Kurt Weill songs and musettes.
"Wonderful! This music is due for a resurgence!"
Brad Eaton, Classical KING FM
"The musicianship is unparalleled, the vocals breath-taking...joyous energy driving the tunes. As good as it gets!"
Chris Lunn, Festivals Directory Northwest, 2002
"My heart has been hungry for this ..."
An Excellent choice if you like: French Accordion, Female Vocals, Bal Musette, Folk Violin, World Music, International Cabaret, Java, Music of France