The Alsmann Treatment

On his new album “In Paris”, German entertainer Götz Alsmann gives a lot of classic French tunes a quite special treatment. On his version of Charles Trenet’s La Mer, he sounds every bit as brisk and snappy as Hauptmann Ernst Jünger when he played the piano for the rest of the German Kommandostab at the Parisian Hotel Majestic in 1941. The only difference probably is that Jünger had a more trendy haircut, and a significantly groovier swing.