Cyrille Aimée's sixth solo album and debut for the Mack Avenue label, 2014's It's a Good Day, showcases her lithe vocal prowess and eclectic, expressive jazz style. Backing Aimée here are her core sidemen of bassist Sam Anning and drummer Rajiv Jayaweera, along with a handful of guitar collaborators including Michael Valeanu, Adrien Moignard, and Guilherme Monteiro. A native of France, Aimée first became interested in jazz by performing Django Reinhardt songs with local Gypsy swing artists. Later, while honing her craft in New York City, she branched out into Brazilian bossa nova, Latin rhythms and, of course, jazz standards. She brings all of this talent and experience to bear on It's a Good Day. Included here are exuberant originals and inspired cover songs including takes on such classics as "Where or When," "Caravan," "Love Me or Leave Me," and "Tricotism."
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AllMusic Review by Matt Collar