Did you know that the Tony Bennett hit "The Good Life" and the Bobby Darin swinger "Beyond the Sea" were originally written in French? How about "Autumn Leaves" or "What Now My Love?" Singer Laurent Fourgo does. But of course, that's only natural: he lives in San Francisco now, but this silky-throated crooner is Parisian through and through, born and raised in the romantic City of Lights.
On his brand new CD, Half & Half / Moitié-Moitié, Fourgo salutes eight beloved tunes that had their origins in France, singing choruses both in French and English. His style is swinging, warm and serene, with a hint of Bennett and Darin, but with a whole lot of Fourgo!
At Jazz at Pearl's, Fourgo will celebrate the release of the new CD with all of the favorites on that fine recording, and more.
This show is a must for lovers of grand singing and of the Great American (and French!) Songbook.
C'est Si Bon!
copy by Jerry Karp