Daniel ROURE was born in Marseille, 1948,France and began formal music training at the age of 6.His father was a pianist and Roure grew up surrounded by the sounds of jazz and French chanson .Sharing is life between California and France.Roure has released many albums and considers his main influences to be French stars Charles Trenet and Yves Montant as well as American legends such as Dean Martin ,Nat King Cole, Mel Torm and pianists like Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner,Fats Waller, Art Tatum .Count Basie ,composer Henry Mancini .
Daniel ROURE is also physician and psychiatrist.
"Les Baleines Bleues" song from the Album "le Temps d'un Jazz" is compiled on "VINTAGE FRANCE" by Putumayo World Music, with Juliette Greco,Madeleine Peyroux, Art Mengo …
"Le Temps d'un Jazz" 2001 azur jazz club, compositions and standards with French.Lyrics by Jacques Roure and Christophe Marie
"French Kiss" 2008;drproduction
"Blue Whales" 2012 drproduction ,English adaptation of « Les Baleines Bleues »
"Vintage France" 2013 Putumayo World Music (Collectif with Madeleine Peyroux,Juliette Greco, Art Mengo,...)
"Bar de Nuit"2014 drproduction. 11 Compositions
LE TEMPS D'UN JAZZ
Piano /Vocal Daniel Roure
Trombon Francesco Castellani
Drums Gilles Alamel
Bass Fabien Giacchi
Pianiste et compositeur, fortement influencé par le Jazz ,les standards americains ,les compositeurs Cole Porter, Henry Mancini, les pianistes Errol Garner, Fats Waller, Art Tatum, les chanteurs de de légendes Dean Marten,Nat King Cole,Charles Trenet ,Mel Tormé, Daniel Roure relance par ses compositions l'esprit Vintage de la musique swing et des standards.
Son premier album "Le temps d'un jazz" ,diffusé à plus de 6 millions de fois sur Radio Pandora avec le titre" les Baleines Bleues " a fait une percée remarquée dans l'audimat des radios internet , aux Etats Unis, Canada, Australie.
Son dernier Album, "Bar De Nuit" est tout à fait dans l'esprit de cette musique Vintage.
LE TEMPS D'UN JAZZ (TIME OF JAZZ.) Daniel Roure (p, voc), Paul Pioli (g), Francesco Castellani (tb), Fabien Giacchi (b), Gilles Alamel (dm) in March 2001, Marseille. 42 '38' Autoproduit (www.danielroure.com) Daniel Roure saw his album Man on a jazz broadcast to more than 6 million times on Pandora Radio (USA). He made a remarkable breakthrough in the ratings of internet radios, the United States, Canada and Australia. By Jove! We're impressed! Daniel Roure has a deep voice, pleasant, well-modulated with perfect diction, the relaxation, charm. I sometimes find him accents Jean Sablon especially in the low and slow tempos; he shows, very gentle. For this record he is surrounded by great jazz musicians of the South-East of France. There is sometimes a certain perfume King Cole trio with Pioli in the role of Oscar Moore and Giacchi in that of Wesley Prince such as in "I saw" plus a discreet drummer. it scales well. A nice trombone solo on "A small boat" kind bossa nova. All trombone solos are very good, as well as guitarist. "I read" which is actually an adaptation of "Rosetta" is perhaps, the best time of the disk, so swing song that fits perfectly with the group. Other pieces are as French as adaptations of standards. The song "Blue Whales" has a lot of charm and quiet up. No, it makes a surprising unhappiness among Anglo-Saxon who like this "French touch" with the sound of the French bonus. The first song says "it's time for a jazz of yesteryear" That's exactly right, beautiful swing song with clever lyrics, all in a beautiful musical setting. Serge Baudot. JAZZHOT 2014.
BAR DE NUIT - Daniel Roure.
Review by Alex Henderson 09/2014
French cabaret, French pop and chanson have a long and rich history, from Edith Piaf’s classic recordings of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s to the soundtrack of the 1966 film Un Homme et une Femme (A Man and a Woman). And in recent years, the chanson tradition has been kept alive by younger vocalists such as Amélie les Crayons, Coralie Clément, Camille Dalmais and Keren Ann. Some masters of chanson are from France, while others might hail from Belgium, Luxembourg or the Quebec province of Eastern Canada. Some chanson has a strong jazz influence, and there is no shortage of jazz influence on Daniel Roure’s excellent Bar de Nuit (which means Bar of the Night in French).
A veteran singer who was born in Marseille, France in 1948, Roure (danielroure.com) occasionally inserts English lyrics into his performances on this album. For example, a few English phrases are inserted on “Le Piano Jouait” and the Brazilian-influenced “Lily.” But those songs are mostly in French. At least 97% of the time, Roure sings in French on this album. And he has a pleasingly smoky vocal style that works well with the strong jazz influence whether he is performing at a slow, relaxed tempo on “Rien Ne Change” (“Nothing Changes”), “Un Bateau, Une Ile,” “Vous Mes Souvenirs” and “M’en Aller” or swinging passionately at a faster tempo on “Le Cirque” (“The Circus”), “Venez Ce Soir” (“Come This Evening”) and the bluesy “Arizona.” Roure is a skillful torch singer, and French lyrics serve him well when he is going for a torchy, dusky, noir-ish ambiance. But as “Le Cirque,” “Venez Ce Soir” and “Arizona” demonstrate, Roure also has a more energetic side. And on “Venez Ce Soir,” Roure gets his energy from chanson as well as from gypsy jazz. That track has an infectious swing beat, bringing to mind the gypsy jazz style that the seminal acoustic guitarist Django Reinhardt (a French speaker who was born in Belgium and lived in Paris) and his colleague, violinist Stéphane Grappelli, made popular in the 1930s.
When this album is playing, there is never any doubt that Roure’s love of jazz runs deep. On Bar de Nuit’s title track, Roure mentions the seminal alto saxophonist Charlie Parker (who, in the 1940s, brought bebop to the forefront of the jazz world). Roure also mentions Cole Porter (one of the great Tin Pan Alley composers of the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s) on that selection, and when he is referencing those American icons, one is reminded of the impact that American culture had on French culture during the 20th Century. In fact, Roure’s publicity bio states that his musical inspirations range from French stars Yves Montant and Charles Trenet to American greats such as Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Count Basie.
Roure employs a bossa nova beat on “Lily,” which is not unusual for a French-speaking vocalist. When the bossa nova movement exploded commercially in the early 1960s thanks to Antonio Carlos Jobim (who was exalted as “the George Gershwin of Brazil”), João & Astrud Gilberto, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, guitarist Charlie Byrd, composer/guitarist Luis Bonfá and others, a lot of French-speaking vocalists in France, Belgium and Quebec were quick to incorporate bossa nova’s influence. And the fact that many of them didn’t speak Portuguese (which is Brazil’s official language) didn’t matter. A bossa nova beat and French lyrics can work really well together; parts of the soundtrack for Un Homme et une Femme made that abundantly clearly 48 years ago, and it is abundantly clear when Roure is singing “Lily.”
From smoky ballads to uptempo swingers, Roure's vocals have a great deal of character. And those who like their French pop, French cabaret and chanson with a strong jazz influence would do well to give Bar de Nuit a close listen.
Bar de Nuit
Review by Alex Henderson
4 stars (out of 5)
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