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Lou Tavano

For You - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9733-2
  • Barcode: 614427973320
  • German Release: 26/02/2016
  • Genre: Vocal Jazz, Jazz

She is the new vocal-jazz sensation in a Parisian scene already jam-packed with impressive names. Now at the age of 29 years, Lou Tavano is bringing out her first album, an oeuvre that will attract the same attention as her trade-mark shock of fiery-red hair. Every song on “For You” is its own little cosmos that reveals Tavano’s extraordinary talent for creating a musical universe in which words carry just as much weight as the notes.

CD € 17,50



France’s new singing hope: Vocal jazz with edge, depth and that certain je ne sais quoi.She is the new vocal-jazz sensation in a Paris scene already filled with inspiring names. Now at the age of 29 years, Lou Tavano is bringing out her first album, an oeuvre that will cause just as much of a stir as her fiery-red mane of hair.Despite its simplicity and apparent unambiguousness, the title of her debut ACT album “For You” has many dimensions. It is coined for everyone, and yet for one person in particular. For everyone because this young artist’s singing, which takes its inspiration from within, is directed to the outside and demands to be heard. For one, because this is the fruit of a collaboration of many years with the pianist Alexey Asantcheeff, who stands at Tavano’s side in the Parisian music milieu. He is the author of most of th...

line up

Lou Tavano / vocals
Alexey Asantcheeff / piano, spoken word in Russian
Arno de Casanove / trumpet, flugelhorn
Maxime Berton / soprano & tenor saxophones, bass clarinet, alto flute
Alexandre Perrot / acoustic bass
Ariel Tessier / drums
Background vocals and percussions performed by Lou Tavano & her musicians


Recording Information

Music & lyrics by Alexey Asantcheeff & Lou Tavano, unless otherwise noted

All songs arranged by Alexey Asantcheeff, except “The Letter” by the whole band,
“Afro Blue” by Alexey Asantcheeff and Lou Tavano, and “The Call” by Arno de Casanove

Recorded at Studio de Meudon, July 2015
Engineered by Philippe Teissier du Cros, assisted by Clément Gariel
Mixed by Philippe Teissier du Cros at Studio Boxson (Paris)
Mastered by Raphaël Jonin at Jraphing (Bois-Colombes)

Produced by Sébastien Vidal
Executive Producer: Onde Libre

Photos by Alice Lemarin