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The French Impressionists \ Fête [LTMCD 2471]

Pianist and sonwriter Malcolm Fisher gathered together a new group of French Impressionists in 2007, including singers Cressida Jenkins, Sara Cicenia and Alberto Antoniazzi, as well as multi-media artist Sally Titterington.

The resulting album offers a beguiling mix of jazz, lieder, tone poems and modern piano composition. Several lyrics are based on texts by the poets Amelia Rosselli and William Blake.

The CD booklet features images by Malcolm Fisher, and cover art by Moderne.


1. Fête
2. Metal Bird
3. A Pretty Rose Tree
4. Angel Blues, Madelaine
5. Indiscretion
6. The Chimney Sweeper
7. Just Take a Moment
8. Dress
9. Emporer Suite
10. Nobody Tells You
11. Silk Gleaming As
12. Red Silver Gold
13. Exit the Emporer
14. View
15. Se Nella Luce
16. l'Infelice Luna
17. Se Per Un Canto
18. Lotus
19. Sail You On
20. Lips
21. Haiku
22. My Guardian Angel

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"Glasgow pianist Malcolm Fisher first recorded under this moniker in 1981, when the whiff of nouveau cabaret was getting especially fragrant. Originally associated with Postcard Records, and now resident in Milan, Fisher and his four new vocalists add different hues to 22 understated, Satie-esque miniatures. The effect is akin to This Mortal Coil, imbued as it is with ethereal smatterings of delicately elegant clssicism" (Plan B, 12/2007)

"This new venture features some of Fisher's most arresting material to date. A cross-genre blend of solo piano, vocal jazz and modern composition, much of the lyrical content is taken from classical poetry - a move which makes perfect sense in the context of the ineffable beauty of the music" (Boomkat, 10/2007)

"Fisher's solo compositions are always a delight, with lovely rolling melodies, their wordless elegance conveying heady romance and intrigue. There's an argument to say that there has been no real musical development since TFI first started out, but that's the beauty of the music - much of it could have been made 50 rather than 25 years ago. Fete doesn't rely on gimmicks to display its charms, rather it's a triumph for old-fashioned musical values such as melody and minimalism" (Leonard's Lair, 02/2008)