Bergamot Rose à la française
Jennifer Scott's (aka Bergamot Rose's) debut album, Le temps de l'amour, reflects a musical archeology that began in years of classical piano, expanded into French and Spanish vocals, and culminated in a kaleidoscope of French and Latin music that evokes the unpretentious glamour of the 60’s. The soft, haunting melodies of Françoise Hardy and Astrud Gilberto receive new life in an album that shifts effortlessly from Paris and bossa nova to neo-tango and Cuban classics. Yet the cosmopolitan feel of the tracks sound just as wonderful in the park, at the beach or at home with friends.
The album begins with an effervescent samba La vie en rose ‘16, enthusiastically received by listeners in Latin America: “This is the first time ‘La vie en rose’ made me feel happy!” Flowing to a lounge-like feel, the album exudes the silky sound palette of Gotan Project mixed with Diana Krall: “Excellent! 100% from the soul!”
“Her performances include such addresses as the French Ambassador’s Residence, the Embassy of France in Washington DC, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Hall of the Americas of the Organization of American States, Malmaison and the Ritz-Carlton. Then again the rather playful side of this fascinating talent has found her performing on stage at Bushwick’s Public House and Freddy’s Back Bar, both in Brooklyn New York.” – The Examiner