20150530 Chic Street Trio Artwork2It is probably safe to suggest that Gainsbourg’s timeless classic, “La Javanaise” has been featured once or twice before (for example here, here, here and, er, here – not forgetting though the original – and arguably the best).

And now New York Trio Chic Suite Trio have added their own sympathetic, acoustic and jazz-infused twist that will transport you to an intimate Rive Gauche café, where – with the air thick with the waft of Disque Bleu smoke – Gainsbourg’s immortal song permeates every nook and cranny..

The Trio have also covered Zazie’s “Chanson d’ami” – originally recorded for her 1998 album “Made in Love” and while vocalist Caitlin Seager’s vocals may not quite convey Zazie’s range of emotion, clever use of the guitar by Brent Vaartstra and especially the sombre double-bass playing of Wallace Stelzer provide for the air of melancholy and despair.