The most beautiful and popular melodies from the « la chanson française » repertoire in Jazz !

Even if jazz has often courted the “la chanson Française », musical projects that have devoted themselves exclusively to the genre and its great authors and composers are rare. The saxophone is at the heart of RADIOSAX; its notes replacing the words. The five players are accompanied, backed and propelled forward by a dream team rhythm section.

The repertoire of the album is exceptional and the original arrangements give us a new look at popular songs without distorting them. Jazz fans, as well as lovers of “la chanson française” will be enchanted, a bit surprised, but never thrown off the track.


1. Le Poinçonneur des Lilas – Serge Gainsbourg (Warner Chappell Music France – Melody Nelson Publishing) 7’06
2. Que reste-t-il de nos amours – Charles Trénet (Ed. Salabert SA) 6’02
3. La Javanaise – Serge Gainsbourg (Warner Chappell Music France – Melody Nelson Publishing) 6’32
4. La mauvaise réputation – Georges Brassens (Warner Chappell Music France) 5’21
5. Je bois – Boris Vian, Alain Goraguer (Warner Chappell Music France) 5’32
6. Sous le Ciel de Paris – Jean Dréjac, Hubert Giraud (Choudens – Première Music Group) 5’40
7. Le Coq et la Pendule – Claude Nougaro, Maurice Vander (Éditions du Chiffre Neuf – Première Music Group / EMI Music Publishing France) 9’26
8. Chanson pour l’Auvergnat – Georges Brassens (Warner Chappell Music France) 5’12
9. Les Feuilles Mortes – Jacques Prévert, Joseph Kosma (Enoch et cie) 5’02
10. L’Hymne à l’Amour – Edith Piaf, Marguerite Monnot (Éditions Raoul Breton) 6’19

Jean-Paul Mallet (Tenor sax)
Philippe Chagne (Baritone sax)
Pascal Gaubert (Alto and tenor sax)
Ludovic Allainmat (Piano)
Gilles Naturel (Double bass)
Philippe Soirat (Drums)
Baptiste Herbin (Alto and soprano sax)
Olivier Defays (Alto and tenor sax)

Recorded by Carl Schlosser | at Théâtre de Chevilly-Larue
Mixed by Carl Schlosser
Mastered by André Charlier
Photos & Design by Thibault Joyeux

Production : Juste Une Trace & Jazz à Chevilly
With support : SCPP | IMM | Ville de Chevilly-Larue | Selmer | Vandoren | Buffet Group | Borgani
Release date : 26-02-2015