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A French Session

February 2019

"A French Session" is a fundamentally an organic and honest album that has all the necessary ingredients to become a Blues piano manual with a remarkable influence of New Orleans music. Paul´s  tours around the French circuit over the years might be responsible for not only  his unique style when it comes to play but leaving an evident influence right from the beginning with "What Can I Do" with  Tejerizo Sylvain on sax and the classic "New Early In The Morning" by Sonny Boy Williamson I in shuffle time  both with undeniable Louisiana accent going through  Boogie Woogie in "Got to Get to My Baby" with Mississippi piano player Sunnyland Slim signature. We visit the French Quarter again with a magnificent cover of the classic "Tipitinas" by the great Professor Longhair. In "Bumble Boogie" Paul pays tribute to American pianist Jack Fina and his recreation of the classic piece by the composer Nikolai Rimski-Kórsakov. "Too many dirty dishes" by Albert Collins takes us to slow Blues time, where Paul unfolds all his potential as a vocalist. The band returns to shuffle on Earl Hooker's "This Little Voice" with the great Texan guitarist Chris Ruest. Ending with a “Hey Pocky A-Way" cover.


Paul San Martin  "A French Session" proposes a journey throughout the history of the Blues piano from a perspective with a French accent taken from both sides of the Atlantic. On the one hand, the experiences lived during endless nights at the Caveau de la Huchette in Paris and on the other, the love for the eternal New Orleans music executed from the mastery and maturity of an artist who does not obviate any additional influence within the genre when he f express himself, becaming  in his own right, a reference for many.

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