Lucienne Renaudin Vary

Orchestre National de Lille
Roberto Brizzi Brignoli

Warner Classics – 2017

“I chose vocal music as the theme for the album because I always aim to play the trumpet as if I were singing. It was a great honour to collaborate with artists I admire; notably Erik Truffaz, who improvises in duet with me in Gershwin’s Summertime, and Rolando Villazón who suggested we record a Donizetti aria together.”

The voice of the trumpet as you’ve never heard it before in arias, jazz standards and Broadway favourites: Lucienne plays it all with panache, alongside her guest soloists and the Orchestre National de Lille conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli. The album also pays tribute to Lucienne’s idol, Chet Baker, in a new arrangement of My Funny Valentine.

“Chet is a god to me. He played it and sang it, the perfect blend of voice and trumpet.”