Saint Germain des Prés is way more than a Paris district. Saint Germain is a whole universe on its own : imagine small jazz clubs with a smoky atmosphere where artists and intellectuals of all kinds used to meet up, witnessed by such eternal characters as Boris Vian or Albert Camus. After the war, Bee bop also started in Saint Germain des Prés. A few years later, flattererd by American Jazz great acceptation in Paris, American press confirmed Saint Germain des Prés fame while Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis trumpets kept resounding in these mythic club cellars.
After more than one million records sold worldwide, the Nu Jazz reference compilations collection Saint Germain des Prés Café carries on, with a brand new concept, searching wider Nu Jazz genres, would they be acoustic, instrumental, vocal or electro. This demanding and eclectic selection will take you for a new journey through the latest downtempo trends. Cd2 is dedicated to the trendiest electro selection thanks to the collaboration of the mythic German label Compost !