The end of one chapter means the beginning of another. Like all the best cliffhangers, Cyrille Aimée Live leaves the audience wanting more…but also eager to discover what comes next. Recorded at a typically lively and engaging performance at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge in August 2017, the album finds the acclaimed vocalist bidding a fond adieu to her long-standing band and looking forward to a brand-new phase in her life and career. The August performance marked the band’s final show together, saying goodbye to this configuration of Aim.
French vocalist Cyrille Aimée is a 21st century award-winning performer whose jazz-based music touches upon an eclectic mix of gypsy swing, Brazilian bossa nova, and Latin rhythms. From her first independently released recordings, The Surreal Band (2008) and the following year's jazz and bossa standards set Smile -- co-billed to guitarist Diego Figueiredo -- Aimée won the attention of European and American jazz critics with her unique phrasing, bracing ideas, and commanding stage presence. She has won the Montreux Jazz Festival's Vocal Competition, the Sarah Vaughn International Jazz Vocal Competition, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition; she performed at virtually every major jazz festival in the world. Her 2016 Mack Avenue debut effort, Let's Get Lost, peaked at number 11 on the jazz albums chart.