French pop/jazz chanteuse Zaz’s self-titled debut will finally be released in the U.S. via Sony later this summer. Zaz, whose real name is Isabelle Geffroy, bears such a striking vocal resemblance to Edith Piaf that it’s uncanny. The poor kid must be sick of the comparisons, but what else can I say here? This little gem of an album sounds like Edith Piaf singing modern, slightly quirky, jazz and pop tunes. I adore it.

The stunners on the disc are “Prends garde à ta langue” and “Ni oui ni non.” Other highlights include the opener “Les passants,” the piano torch number “Dans marve” and the jaunty pairing of “Je veux” and “Le long de la route.”

There really are no weak tracks on the album, the intricacies and charm of the arrangments are a perfect match for Zaz’ superb and distinctive voice.

I was not granted permission to share an mp3 of any of the studio tracks directly, but her label did authorize this free, legal, live mp3 (click the arrow icon to download)…

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You can also received a free, legal download from the album by signing up for Zaz’ email newsletter at her official site and hear samples of several other tracks at the links below…

Buy Mp3s @ Amazon

Buy CD @ Amazon

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