Notes that love one another
[ A history of music as you've never heard it ]
''Did you know that the first microgroove was in invented in an egyptian pyramid ?"
"Why do singers with high-pitched voices drive girls crazy ?"
"Is the expression ''Dumb like a tenor'' justified by the laws of acoustics ?"
"How did the execution of Robespierre trigger the birth of Jazz ?''
André Manoukian, alone at his piano, provides some answers to these fundamental questions.
He reveals the secrets of the great composers, and explains how to express your feelings in music.
Through his numerous love affairs with muses and sirens, full of pitfalls, or invoking in turn Pythagoras or Claude Francois, he tells with his whacky erudition a history of music as you've never heard it.
You'll never listen to Sheila in the same way !
Anouch (trio + Balkanes)
The magic of a voice stands in its ability to make us perceive the sacred.
Music is the last repository of a magic that is nowhere else as noticeable as in the East.
André Manoukian takes us to the Levant of his ancestry, guided by the Balkanes who mixed their Bulgarian voices with the atmospheric jazz of his trio.
(Line up; Piano, violoncelle, tablas + Balkanes)
The Pianos of Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg's father was a bar pianist, and Serge Gainsbourg himself dabbled in this exhilarating yet ungrateful profession in his youth.
For the 30th anniversary of the death of Serge Gainsbourg, André Manoukian, Jazz pianist and media man adored by the French public, offers us an album tainted with piano bar atmospheres, a felted, elegant and sensual album.
In "Les Pianos de Gainsbourg", André Manoukian surrounds himself with female icons that the great Serge would certainly not have denied.
(Line up; Piano, double bass, drums, +3 singers or piano + 3 singers)