...with Nicolas Reggiani
Léo, en toute liberté
...with Agnès Bihl
La terre est blonde
Merci maman Merci papa
| Giovanni Mirabassi has been interested and working on songs for a long time.
Since the beginning of his career, he has shown a great attachment to this field of creation.
In Nicolas Reggiani’s songs, he accompanies him on the piano in the album Léo, en toute liberté (2004).
| « Reggiani,
Ferré ! Names which make lovers of the Chanson française
dream. We are dealing here with a descendant: Nicolas is Serge
Reggiani’s greatson, who thus perpetuates the interpret’s
path and voice. For this particular album he takes on Léo
Ferré’s songs. Some are rare pieces which were handed
down to him by Mathieu Ferré, La mauvaise graine ,
La nuit a fière allure, which Nicolas Reggiani tackles
without restraint, with just a touch of timid gravity. He also takes
back songs by the duo Aragon / Ferré, Est-ce que les
hommes vivent ?, Blues …In our
current world where everything is consumable, it is worth noting that
those songs never fall out of fashion ; rather they are eternal
and their poetry reach to your heart. Vingt ans , L’âge
d’or are songs which give back hope, make us dream of
a better world.
With Giovanni Mirabassi, he has found an ideal partner who is more used to
the free expression of jazz, and as a refined pianist, offers more
than just a standard accompaniment. He stays close to the singer’s
voice and offers beautiful melodic passages when the voice ceases.
Nicolas Reggiani ‘s real achievement is singing Ferré’s
songs, without trying to sound like Léo. » www.mirabassi.com