"It's really rich and complex and funny, and then it turns on you and it's really tragic. We don't have music like this anymore."
"The show lets the music speak for itself. You get a sense of the effect the war had on him, and on many of his contemporaries. He sings about it a fair amount, but not as often as he sings about women. There are songs about love and his own mortality - another song thread."
"The more I find out about him, and get into the songs we're doing, it's incredible how relevant his music is to today. He talks a lot about war and the human condition, and how we never asked to be where we are. How a lot of what we have has been given to us, and then what do we do with what we've been given. It's very thought provoking and dark, but it's not despair. There's hope and little pieces of light."
Watch this interview with Brel after one of his shows to get a better understanding of him and what his music meant to him:
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
June 20-30, 2013| Buy Tickets!