Worldly leisure. That’s how I describe the new self-titled album from St. Germain, aka Ludovic Navarre. Silky, fall-like emotion rolls off each piece of jazz & blues-influenced title that’s been combined with traditional West African Malian music. It all makes perfect sense.

St. Germain

The album features a variety of musicians and singers from the African diaspora, including Malian kora players Mamadou Cherif Soumano and Cheikh Lo Ouza Diallo, Malian violinist Zoumana Tereta, Senegalese bass player Alioune Wade (Ismael Lô) and Malian guitarist and n’goni player Guimba Kouyata.

If you’re not familiar with St. Germain’s brand of jazz and electronic music, check out the first single “Real Blues.” It’s sure to satisfy the most discerning and sophisticated pallet. There’s even a remix package that provides a variety of interpretations of the single. I’m particularly found of the Terry Laird “Come Back Home” remix with it’s saucy house music groove.

Relax, sit back and enjoy the ride.

A great fit for World-influenced retail, galleries, hotels, lounges and eateries.

– Submitted by Randy Schlager, Music Design