Anne Ducros

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Anne Ducros
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Background information
Born (1959-12-01) 1 December 1959 (age 60)
Longfossé, Pas-de-Calais, France
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1989–present
LabelsDreyfus, Naive

Anne Ducros is a French jazz singer.

Career[edit]

In 1990, she started touring the world for the next ten years with musicians such as Chick Corea, Jacky Terrasson, and Kenny Barron.[1]

She recorded the album Piano, Piano (Dreyfus, 2006) with pianists Corea, Enrico Pieranunzi, René Urtreger, and Benoît de Mesmay.[2] The album includes standards such as "God Bless the Child" and "Never Let Me Go".[2][3] Her cover of the song "Taking a Chance on Love" was used in the 2005 Chanel Chance perfume commercials.[4]

Jack Goodstein of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, described her album Either Way as "perhaps the finest album from a jazz vocalist I've heard this year, and certainly the most interesting."[5][6] Christopher Loudon of JazzTimes called Ducros part Blossom Dearie, part Annie Ross, and part Yma Sumac.[2]

Discography[edit]

  • Purple Songs (Dreyfus, 2001)
  • Close Your Eyes (Dreyfus, 2003)
  • Urban Tribe (Dreyfus, 2007)
  • Ella My Dear (Plus Loin, 2010)
  • Either Way: From Marilyn to Ella (Naive, 2013)
  • Brother? Brother! (2017)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anne Ducros - bureauexport". French-Music. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Loudon, Christopher. "Jazz Reviews: Piano, Piano". Jazz Times. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  3. ^ Dryden, Ken. "Piano, Piano". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Take A Chance!". La Chanelphile. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  5. ^ Francis Marmande (11 March 2013). "Anne Ducros, Faithful to Jazz". Lemonde (in French). Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  6. ^ Jack Goodstein. "Music Review: Anne Ducros - 'Either Way: From Marilyn to Ella'" (4 December 2013). Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved 21 July 2014.