Yes, it’s time so start the happy party again! The mysterious Swedish groove man Mr Glam Sam has been cooling things down in his shining Riviera studio, and now it’s time to return to the world.
Get ready for the new cool’n’jazzy offering from the man, the 6-track EP named The Riviera Sessions.
The music is heavily inspired by the sunny glamorous days of Côte d’Azur, when Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn were the top ladies and Miles Davies knocked everybody on stage in the Gould Pine Grove in Juan-les-Pins.
The opening track “Brigitte” has an overwhelmingly charming vibe to it, with funny time-typical samples and an intense jazzy rhythm section. And then the flute man comes along! Oh man, does he blow his lungs out, or what?
“Intermezzo” is Glam Sam’s funky ode to the spy movie music of the 60’s, presenting the theme of the coolest and most stylish spy movie never made.
When listening to “The Riviera Stroll” you find yourself cheerful, smiling and just totally relaxed, singing along and snapping fingers to a fine jazz guitar and a pumping horn section. Yes, jazz music can be this fun!
Then the sun sets and the night gets sweet, oh, so sweet and funny. What else could be the case when you’re celebrating the golden age with the best of friends? The jazz ballad “Those Sweet And Funny Nights” captures this mood – and on top you get a sax and even a trombone solo that makes you shout: “This is the new birth of the Cool!”
But even a charming Riviera man gets the blues every now and then, as can be heard on the heart-felt Blues du Soleil.
The nostalgic piano ballad “Charmy” ends the show for this time, making this set the most solid and jazzy Glam Sam selection so far.
Glam Sam will return in the spring of 2012 in “The Brooklyn Sessions”.
Digital Release Date: January 13th 2012
Catalogue number: LGM 088-8
Label: Lemongrassmusic – LC 12644