Jardin d'Hiver

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Frances Livings brings a playful approach to this tune by the French songwriters Keren Ann and Benjamin Biolay. The acoustic guitar compliments the vocals with tasteful, atmospheric counter lines, while the piano and bass fill out the rest of the track. The effect is light, uplifting and very danceable. The percussion creates an overall feel of a very nice Beguine or cha-cha in a moderate tempo. A bandoneon provides a wonderful texture throughout the track. Made popular in contemporary music by Astor Piazolla, this concertina like instrument originated in Germany and became extremely popular in Argentinian Tango music by the early 1900’s.

To read about my love of French music and songs and the ones I have integrated in my repertoire, go to the following blog post: www.franceslivings.com/french-chansons-repertoire-ipanema-lounge/

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JARDIN D'HIVER

Je voudrais du soleil vert
Des dentelles et des théières
Des photos de bord de mer
Dans mon jardin d'hiver

Je voudrais de la lumière
Comme en Nouvelle-Angleterre
Je veux changer d'atmosphère
Dans mon jardin d'hiver

Ma robe à fleurs sous la pluie de novembre
Tes mains qui courent, je n'en peux plus de t'attendre
Les années passent, qu'il est loin l'âge tendre
Nul ne peut nous entendre

Je voudrais du Fred Astaire
Revoir un Latécoère
Je voudrais toujours te plaire
Dans mon jardin d'hiver

Je veux déjeuner par terre
Comme au long des golfes clairs
T'embrasser les yeux ouverts
Dans mon jardin d'hiver

Ma robe à fleurs sous la pluie de novembre
Tes mains qui courent, je n'en peux plus de t'attendre
Les années passent, qu'il est loin l'âge tendre
Nul ne peut nous entendre

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from Ipanema Lounge, released August 31, 2016
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Written by: Keren Ann, Benjamin Biolay [Parlophone Music, France]

Frances Livings – vocal
Greg Porée – classical guitar
Mariano Dugatkin – bandoneon
Darrell Díaz – keyboards
Isaias Elpes – electric bass
Sandro Feliciano – percussion

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Frances Livings Los Angeles, California

The London-born artist Frances Livings can be heard on a variety of recordings. Besides music, she has worked as a designer, has earned a PhD in art history and is the founder of the music production company Moontraxx.
Drawing from these different life experiences has made her ability to both craft and tell a story very unique.
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