Ce chemin va á Paris so get your shaker and put on your smoking jacket because now you can fill in the gaps to your Eddy Louiss collection with Récit Proche. The French keyboardist and organist delivers a grand musical adventure filled with contentment and bien de l'inspiration from his amis, Jean-Marie Ecay on guitar, Paco Sery on batterie (drums), Julio Rakotonanahary on basse (bass), Daniel Huck on alto saxophone, and Xavier Cobo on tenor saxophone and flute. The nine compositions are all instrumentals and allow you to envelop your musical tastes in the ambiance of a gay Parisian night. Be prepared to feel exceptionally comfortable with the melodies from "Pour Toi," "Incertitudes," and "Marilyn & Bronsky." The title track, "Récit Proche," is a revelation for those unfamiliar with Eddy Louiss' excellent piano stylings and provides many new avenues to the beautiful musical ideas on this CD. No blazing bebop, or easy slidin' blues, just great French jazz delivered with deft lyricism.
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AllMusic Review by Paula Edelstein