The blues has always been one of the backbone of the music of Après Minuit. In fact, the birth of the duo (Giannotti/Chaparro) has taken their band name from the J.J. Cale song After midnight.
"Back to the roots", Après Minuit latest album are mainly tracks from their album "Déjà Voodoo" plus some previously recorded material, the CD was recorded live going for a more stripped down sound to capture a rawer bluesier sound. The CD was mixed in mono giving it a great vintage tone... Cece Giannotti soulful vocals, and tasty guitar and bass playing accompanied by his long time buddy Francesc Chaparro on drums, percussion and piano give offers great readaptation of Déjà Voodoo in addition in this album you'll find great harmonic playing by virtuoso Joan Pau Cumellas and the wonderful piano, B3 and wurly of Fernando Tejero.
Back to the roots is a nice vintage sonic postcard.
BACK TO THE ROOTS
After the success of his heartfelt tribute to J.J. Cale, Italian-Canadian composer Cece Giannotti felt the pressing need to evolve beyond an exclusively solo creative process, in which compositional dialogues would give meaning to the project, with Francesc Chaparro as the other inseparable element of Après Minuit.
In this new project, Déjà Voodoo, the Giannotti-Chaparro duo moves eclectically along well-defined musical paths: restrained when rock has the last word – “Devil’s Eyes”–, fresh when it comes to reggae sounds – “Memories of you” -, groove with roots when ancestral rhythms sweep the composition along – “Old man trouble”, with a cinematic influence as in “Mother Road”, and totally malleable when required by a track such as "Change will come". Déjà Voodoo showcases this compositional plasticity and the balance between two talented musicians. To get this started, the rhythmic brawn of “Déjà Voodoo” which is not only a single, but also the title of the record.
DÉJÀ VOODOO PRESS FILE
APRÈS MINUIT JJ Cale tribute band formed in Barcelona by 5 excellent musicians of different origin, inspired by the music of the great maestro of the “Tulsa Sound”.
This great band journeys the listener through CALE'S extended carrer adding its own personal and ethnic flavor to the blues, jazz, funk, electro...
LIVE AT THE JAMBORRE (JJ CALE TRIBUTE BAND)