Michael Fix once had this to say about himself: "My music reflects the ups and downs that are part of life." This album is definite proof of that.
The Heart Has Reasons is a highly emotional album and a musical milestone that came at the start of an exciting career in music. His first CD was released in 1996 by ABC Music. In 2004, it was brilliantly remastered. We have now made this version available.
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He was one of the influential figures on the acoustic music scene. With his technique and performance style, Marcel Dadi inspired an entire generation of musicians. What could make more sense, then, than paying musical tribute to this artist posthumously, twenty years after his death in July 1996, by devoting a special album to him.
Thirteen musically unimpeachable giants give an impressive interpretation of Dadi’s most beautiful works and breathe new life into them. Richard Smith, Martin Taylor, Michel Haumont, Jacques Stotzem, Peter Finger, Muriel Anderson, Albert Lee, Pierre Bensusan several others perform musical and technical highlights from Dadi’s repertoire and show how remarkable, and lively, modern and virtuosic this music still sounds to this day.
In Germany, he may only be known to the dyed-in-the-wool cognoscente of the scene. So it's really great that Jean-Luc Thievent, a Frenchman living in Canada, is now introducing himself to a broader audience.
Proof of the recognition that Thievent enjoys in the Francophone guitar scene is the fact that he recorded this album together with Michel Haumont.
Each cut is proof of how well these two men harmonize musically. So all sixteen tracks sound like a relaxed meeting over an espresso, maybe with a snifter or two of Cognac. Calm ballads and waltzes alternate with sassy ragtimes in Marcel Dadi style, or fast pieces performed percussively. Guitar music for the soul!
With The Way To Go, he has come back to his own abilities as a composer.
The album is a "genuine Stotzem". It's lyrical, even gentle, one could say, but also powerful music. This convivial Belgian artist always imbues his melodic phrases with the highest musical expressiveness. He shows the most incredible instinct for tempos, for dynamics, for ritardando. He holds back modestly and always puts his virtuosity in the service of music. The album features ten wonderful compositions, that is, ten dreamy, almost introspective ballads, played, most expressively, on acoustic guitar.
The signed CDs are already sold - but of course, the CD is really great even if Jacques has not signed it :-)