New things to say

Joanna Forbes L’Estrange – vocals
Alexander L’Estrange – double bass, fretless bass, piano, electric piano, guitar, backing vocals

John Turville – piano
Mike Bradley – drums
Adam Riley – percussion
Simon Allen – saxophone
Photographs by Susan Porter Thomas
Sleeve design by Jan Cisek



1 How do you keep the music playing? (Legrand)
2 Touch the sky (L’Estrange)
3 Once upon a summertime (Legrand)
4 So says my song (L’Estrange)
5 A friend has gone away (Legrand)
6 Hello life!  (L’Estrange)
7 Pack of three (L’Estrange)
8 That was then (L’Estrange)
9 On strike  (L’Estrange)
10 I will wait for you (Legrand)
11 What are you doing the rest of your life? (Legrand)
12 Tea totally (L’Estrange)
13 You must believe in spring (Legrand)
14 The summer knows (Legrand)
15 Legacy of love  (L’Estrange)
16 How do you keep the music playing? (reprise) (Legrand)

Total duration – 60:57

Dedicated to the memory of Christiane Legrand
(21st August 1930 – 1st November 2011)

“I fell in love with Christiane’s voice when I was about eight, listening to my mother’s collection of early Swingle Singers LPs. I was struck by the purity and apparent effortlessness of her sound; it was unique. Ten years ago, when I was on tour with The Swingle Singers, Ward (Swingle, founder of the group) brought Christiane to see us perform in Paris and, to my delight, she was wonderful, charming and generous with her praise. It was, without a doubt, a highlight of my seven years in the group. When she died last year, I knew immediately that we should record our favourites of her brother Michel’s songs and dedicate this album to her. We have always loved performing his music and no L’Estranges in the Night set is complete without the beautiful How do you keep the music playing? It also gave us the perfect opportunity to release some of Alexander’s previously unrecorded songs.
Christiane, thank you for being my inspiration.”

Joanna (October 2012)

Joanna with Christiane, Paris, September 2002

Joanna with Christiane, Paris, September 2002

Green Christmas

CD Cover - Green Christmas by L'Estranges in the Night

New things to say: Songs of L’Estrange & Legrand

CD Cover - New Things To Say by L'Estranges in the Night

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