Renaud Garcia-FonsCinematic Double Bass
Cat-Nr:RGF3664215
Barcode:3521383480526
Release datum:12/8/2023
Label:RGF Records
Labelcode:99999
Genre:Jazz/World Jazz

As we were going into lockdown for the first time - and a whole season of cancelled concerts - Frédéric Leibovitz of Cezame Music Agency came up with an exciting proposal: "Why don't you do another thematic album like Méditerranées ten years ago, all based around the double bass, we could call it Cinematic Bass?”

First off, we were drawn to the film noir soundtracks of the 50s and 60s, in which the “walking” double bass would inevitably accompany the suspense, the chase, the anxious nocturnal doubts and fears... whether in French or American gangster films, B movies or the Nouvelle Vague. Film composition has, for decades, successfully yielded to the influence of jazz. Now we are seeing the emergence of wider influences: world music, east and west, the continent of Africa…

The double bass is a multi-facetted instrument and can be played in many ways - pizzicato, bowed, pizz d'arco, percussion and used with many different effects - which allowed the project to diversify, taking in new colours and opening up a great variety of soundscapes and moods.

Drums, vibraphone, voice, percussion and the occasional keyboard complete these orchestrations resolutely centred on the multiplicity of the double bass, from lows to extremely highs, every aspect of the instrument. Dare I say it? In all its glory.

You have in your hands the results of this exploration, under the generic title of Cinematic Double Bass, 44 pieces grouped in 2 Cds, In a Jazzy Mood, and In a Spirit of Travel, two collections of music for films yet to be made...

  • CD 1 In A Jazzy Mood
  • 1Breakneack Speed02:34
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27990
  • 2Across the Golden Gate03:36
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28130
  • 3Small Screen Girls02:03
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28030
  • 4Jungle Drums Swingin03:36
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28010
  • 5The Thrill of the Chasse03:03
    Music: Renaud Garcia-Fons
  • 6Film Noir Blues03:29
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28050
  • 7The Suspense Is Killing02:47
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28020
  • 8Whistle By Night03:18
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28000
  • 9Motor Town Groove05:24
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28060
  • 10Close Up View03:28
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28140
  • 11Snap n Scat03:31
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28080
  • 12On The Prowl Again04:02
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28070
  • 13Silver Fingers02:29
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28110
  • 14Down Home Blues02:00
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28100
  • 15Easy As Pie01:56
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28090
  • 16City of Embers02:52
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28120
  • 17Good Time Swing01:46
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28150
  • 18Waiting for Nothing at All03:28
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28160
  • 19Running Scared02:46
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28170
  • 20Like a Déjà Vu02:54
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28180
  • 21Window Shopping03:56
    Music: Renaud Garcia-Fons
  • 22Detective Movie Addiction03:02
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-28200
  • CD 2 Ina Spirit Of Travel
  • 1Travel Wide Travel Wild03:12
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27660
  • 2Nowruz Celebration03:24
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27710
  • 3Savanna Rainfall02:45
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27680
  • 4Long Distance Run04:03
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27670
  • 5Jewish Tarentella02:52
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27690
  • 6Lemurian Groove02:10
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27700
  • 7Global Village Dweller05:13
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27740
  • 8Soledad del Exilio02:18
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27720
  • 9Imaginary Folk Dance04:47
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27750
  • 10Djumbo Steps03:39
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27760
  • 11The Open Road03:14
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27770
  • 12City Night Stalking02:15
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27780
  • 13Bossa Nicely03:59
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27790
  • 14Invitation au Voyage03:01
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27810
  • 15No More Moarnin'03:24
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27730
  • 16Narita Express03:48
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27800
  • 17Ice and Fire02:31
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27820
  • 18Towards a New World03:00
    Music: Renaud Garcia-Fons
  • 19Unknown Adventure04:15
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27850
  • 20Desert Reflection02:44
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27860
  • 21Beyond the Dream03:58
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27870
  • 22Going Home03:13
    Music: Renaud Garcia-FonsISRC: FRZPA-23-27880
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  • Renaud Garcia-Fons: 5 strings double basses, percussions, voice, keyboards
  • Solea Garcia-Fons: Voice
  • Stéphan Caracci: Drums, Vibraphone
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