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Journeys by Night is the debut album by Caesar Gergess & The Dusk Wanderers. It depicts a stroll around a city at night punctuated by different stops in pubs, bars, cabarets and of course, jazz clubs.

Gergess, who has a rich breathy baritone, has chosen to cover eight songs which surprisingly, are not only jazz standards but also folk and pop. He made his choices while singing under the shower or when roaming the streets of cities to which he had travelled for the past four years.

From Nick Drake’s acoustic folk River Man to the Pet Shop Boys’ pop classic Love Comes Quickly and from Nino Ferrer’s bossa nova La Rua Madureira to Gershwin’s standard The Man I Love, Caesar Gergess & The Dusk Wanderers succeed in bringing all these songs together under the roof of the desired crossover between vocal jazz and classical music. Some songs are charged with complex emotional strings and some are slowed down and reduced to their very essence with merely piano and vocals.

Along with the covers, Gergess wrote two songs: When Love Hurts and Cold Wind Town in which he depicts two kinds of aftermaths following the end of an affair; one filled with and the other drenched in despair and. Despite all that melancholy, the album is strewn with luminous intentions in the voice and the music that shine through and light the dark.

The music on Journeys by Night is the result of animated discussions between Caesar Gergess and contagiously vibrant saxophone/flute player Hubert Camus that Gergess met in a wind instrument shop back in 2006 and without whom the album might have never existed.
On stage, the formation can include up to eleven musicians or be reduced to a quartet since The Dusk Wanderers can adapt, interchange and intermingle.

Once the recording and the mixing of Journeys by Night were complete, Raphaël Jonin, formerly member of Translab and Dyam Music was entrusted with the mastering task.

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released June 30, 2011

Caesar Gergess: Vocals, Synths, Theremin, Soundscapes
Hubert Camus: Flute, Tenor Sax
Philippe Nadaud: Soprano Sax
Franck Delpeut: Trumpet, Trumpet Mute
Lillie Daniel: Clarinet
Laura Daniel: Violin
Issey Nadaud: Viola
Aurore Daniel: Cello
Jonas Bouaniche: Cello
Alain Daniel: Piano, Synths, Orchestrations
François-Charles Delacoudre: Double Bass, Bowed Bass
Jean-Claude Montredon: Drums
David Pouradier-Duteil: Drums
Bernadette Ponties: Score
Nicolas Posé: Sound Engineer
Raphael Jonin: Mastering

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Track Name: Journeys by Night #6, The City Loves You
JOURNEYS BY NIGHT #6, THE CITY LOVES YOU (CAESAR GERGES, ©2009)

PARIS
TOKYO
LONDON
NEW YORK
OHRID
BERLIN
LEEDS
OSLO
BEIRUT
ISTAMBUL
EDIMBURG
MADRID
THE CITY LOVES YOU
THE CITY LOVES YOU
THE CITY LOVES YOU
Track Name: River Man
RIVER MAN (NICK DRAKE, ©1969)

BETTY CAME BY ON HER WAY
SAID SHE HAD A WORD TO SAY
‘BOUT THINGS TODAY
AND FALLEN LEAVES.

SAID SHE HADN’T HEARD THE NEWS
HADN’T HAD THE TIME TO CHOOSE
A WAY TO LOSE
BUT SHE BELIEVES.

GONNA SEE THE RIVER MAN
GONNA TELL HIM ALL I CAN
‘BOUT THE PLAN
FOR LILAC TIME.

IF HE TELLS ME ALL HE KNOWS
‘BOUT THE WAY HIS RIVER FLOWS
AND ALL NIGHT SHOWS
IN SUMMERTIME.

BETTY SAID SHE PRAYED TODAY
FOR THE SKY TO BLOW AWAY
OR MAYBE STAY
SHE WASN’T SURE.

FOR WHEN SHE THOUGHT OF SUMMER RAIN
CALLING FOR HER MIND AGAIN
SHE LOST THE PAIN
AND STAYED FOR MORE.

GONNA SEE THE RIVER MAN
GONNA TELL HIM ALL I CAN
‘BOUT THE BAN
ON FEELING FREE.

IF HE TELLS ME ALL HE KNOWS
‘BOUT THE WAY HIS RIVER FLOWS
I DON’T SUPPOSE
IT’S MEANT FOR ME.

OH, HOW THEY COME AND GO
OH, HOW THEY COME AND GO
Track Name: Almost Blue
ALMOST BLUE (ELVIS COSTELLO, ©1981)

ALMOST BLUE
ALMOST DOING THINGS WE USED TO DO
THERE'S A BOY HERE AND HE'S ALMOST YOU
ALMOST

ALL THE THINGS THAT YOUR EYES ONCE PROMISED
I SEE IN HIS TOO
NOW YOUR EYES ARE RED FROM CRYING

ALMOST BLUE
FLIRTING WITH THIS DISASTER BECAME ME
IT NAMED ME AS THE FOOL WHO ONLY AIMED TO BE

ALMOST BLUE
IT'S ALMOST TOUCHING IT WILL ALMOST DO
THERE'S A PART OF ME THAT'S ALWAYS TRUE, ALWAYS

NOT ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END NOW IT IS, ONLY A CHOSEN FEW
I HAVE SEEN SUCH AN UNHAPPY COUPLE

ALMOST ME
ALMOST YOU
ALMOST BLUE
Track Name: La Rua Madureira
LA RUA MADUREIRA (NINO FERRER, ©1966)

NON JE N'OUBLIERAI JAMAIS LA BAIE DE RIO,
LA COULEUR DU CIEL, LE NOM DU CORCOVADO,
LA RUA MADUREIRA, LA RUE QUE TU HABITAIS,
JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS, POURTANT JE N'Y SUIS JAMAIS ALLE.

NON JE N'OUBLIERAI JAMAIS CE JOUR DE JUILLET
OU JE T'AI CONNUE, OU NOUS AVONS DU NOUS SEPARER
POUR SI PEU DE TEMPS, ET NOUS AVONS MARCHE SOUS LA PLUIE,
JE PARLAIS D'AMOUR, ET TOI TU PARLAIS DE TON PAYS.

NON JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS LA DOUCEUR DE TON CORPS
DANS LE TAXI QUI NOUS CONDUISAIT A L'AEROPORT.
TU T'ES RETOURNEE POUR ME SOURIRE, AVANT DE MONTER
DANS UNE CARAVELLE QUI N'EST JAMAIS ARRIVEE.

NON JE N'OUBLIERAI JAMAIS LE JOUR OU J'AI LU
TON NOM, MAL ECRIT, PARMI TANT D'AUTRES NOMS INCONNUS,
SUR LA PREMIERE PAGE D'UN JOURNAL BRESILIEN,
J'ESSAYAIS DE LIRE, MAIS JE N'Y COMPRENAIS RIEN.

NON JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS LA DOUCEUR DE TON CORPS
DANS LE TAXI QUI NOUS CONDUISAIT A L'AEROPORT.
TU T'ES RETOURNEE POUR ME SOURIRE, AVANT DE MONTER
DANS UNE CARAVELLE QUI N'EST JAMAIS ARRIVEE.

NON JE N'OUBLIERAI JAMAIS LA BAIE DE RIO,
LA COULEUR DU CIEL, LE NOM DU CORCOVADO,
LA RUA MADUREIRA, LA RUE QUE TU HABITAIS,
JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS, POURTANT JE N'Y SUIS JAMAIS ALLE.
JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS, POURTANT JE N'Y SUIS JAMAIS ALLE.
JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS, POURTANT JE N'Y SUIS JAMAIS ALLE.
JE N'OUBLIERAI PAS, POURTANT JE N'Y SUIS JAMAIS ALLE.
Track Name: How Deep is the Ocean
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN (IRVING BERLIN, ©1932)

HOW MUCH DO I LOVE YOU?
I'LL TELL YOU NO LIE
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
HOW HIGH IS THE SKY?

HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO I THINK OF YOU?
HOW MANY ROSES ARE SPRINKLED WITH DEW?

HOW FAR WOULD I TRAVEL
TO BE WHERE YOU ARE?
HOW FAR IS THE JOURNEY
FROM HERE TO A STAR?

AND IF I EVER LOST YOU
HOW MUCH WOULD I CRY?
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
HOW HIGH IS THE SKY?

AND IF I EVER LOST YOU
HOW MUCH WOULD I CRY?
HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
HOW HIGH IS THE SKY?
Track Name: When Love Hurts
WHEN LOVE HURTS (CAESAR GERGESS, ©2009)

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
IT'S JUST A START
LEAVING YOU BABY
IS BREAKING MY HEART

IT'S UNNECESSARY
TO PICK UP THE PARTS
THEY'RE BROKEN FOREVER
MY FLESH FULL OF DARTS

WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH

TAKE ALL MY STUFF AND
HEAD TO THE DOOR
I SEE IT'S WIDE OPEN
NO NEED TO HURT MORE

DON'T TRY TO STOP ME
I MADE UP MY MIND
I'M FEELING ALL WARY
WITH YOU BEHIND

WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH

WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH

WIPE YOUR EYEBROWS AND
SWEEP ALL YOUR TEARS
NO NEED TO CRY FURTHER
'CAUSE NO-ONE HEARS

YOU'RE BEING PATHETIC
I'M NOT TO BLAME
IT ISN'T DRAMATIC
AND I FEEL THE SAME

WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH

I WAS LOST AND FOUND
NOW I'M SAFE AND SOUND
WITHOUT YOU

I HAVE FOUND MY HOME
HAVE A LIFE OF MY OWN
WITHOUT YOU

WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH
WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH
WHEN LOVE HURTS US BOTH
Track Name: Love Comes Quickly
LOVE COMES QUICKLY (NEIL TENNANT / CHRIS LOWE, ©1986)

YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE LONELY
HEAVY AS STONE
LIVE YOUR LIFE LEARNING
AND WORKING ALONE
SAY THIS IS ALL YOU WANT
BUT I DONT BELIEVE THAT ITS TRUE
CAUSE WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
WAITING AROUND THE CORNER FOR YOU

LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING
LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING

YOU CAN LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY
IF THATS WHAT YOU WANT
TASTE FORBIDDEN PLEASURES
WHATEVER YOU WANT

YOU CAN FLY AWAY TO THE END OF THE WORLD
BUT WHERE DOES IT GET YOU TO?
CAUSE JUST WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT
JUST WHAT YOU LEAST EXPECT

LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING
LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING

I KNOW IT SOUNDS RIDICULOUS, BUT SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE
IT MAY SEEM ROMANTIC, AND THATS NO DEFENSE
LOVE WILL ALWAYS GET TO YOU

SOONER OR LATER, SOONER OR LATER, THIS HAPPENS TO EVERYONE
TO EVERYONE

YOU CAN FLY AWAY TO THE END OF THE WORLD
BUT WHERE DOES IT GET YOU?

LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING
LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING
LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING

LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING
LOVE COMES QUICKLY, WHATEVER YOU DO
YOU CANT STOP FALLING
Track Name: The Man with the Child in his Eyes
THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES (KATE BUSH, ©1978)

I HEAR HIM, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
AND FOCUS ON THE DAY THAT'S BEEN.
I REALISE HE'S THERE,
WHEN I TURN THE LIGHT OFF AND TURN OVER.

NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT MY MAN.
THEY THINK HE'S LOST ON SOME HORIZON.
AND SUDDENLY I FIND MYSELF
LISTENING TO A MAN I'VE NEVER KNOWN BEFORE,

TELLING ME ABOUT THE SEA,
ALL HIS LOVE, 'TIL ETERNITY.

OOH, HE'S HERE AGAIN,
THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES.
OOH, HE'S HERE AGAIN,
THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES.

HE'S VERY UNDERSTANDING,
AND HE'S SO AWARE OF ALL MY SITUATIONS.
AND WHEN I STAY UP LATE,
HE'S ALWAYS WAITING, BUT I FEEL HIM HESITATE.

OH, I'M SO WORRIED ABOUT MY LOVE.
THEY SAY, "NO, NO, IT WON'T LAST FOREVER."
AND HERE I AM AGAIN, MY BOY,
WONDERING WHAT ON EARTH I'M DOING HERE.
MAYBE HE DOESN'T LOVE ME.
I JUST TOOK A TRIP ON MY LOVE FOR HIM.

OOH, HE'S HERE AGAIN,
THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES.
OOH, HE'S HERE AGAIN,
THE MAN WITH THE CHILD IN HIS EYES.
Track Name: Lilac Wine
LILAC WINE (JAMES SHELTON, ©1953)

I LOST MYSELF ON A COOL DAMP NIGHT
GAVE MYSELF IN THAT MISTY LIGHT
WAS HYPNOTIZED BY A STRANGE DELIGHT
UNDER A LILAC TREE
I MADE WINE FROM THE LILAC TREE
PUT MY HEART IN ITS RECIPE
IT MAKES ME SEE WHAT I WANT TO SEE
AND BE WHAT I WANT TO BE
WHEN I THINK MORE THAN I WANT TO THINK
DO THINGS I NEVER SHOULD DO
I DRINK MUCH MORE THAN I OUGHT TO DRINK
BECAUSE IT BRINGS ME BACK YOU...

LILAC WINE IS SWEET AND HEADY, LIKE MY LOVE
LILAC WINE, I FEEL UNSTEADY, LIKE MY LOVE
LISTEN TO ME... I CANNOT SEE CLEARLY
ISN’T THAT SHE COMING TO ME NEARLY HERE?

LILAC WINE IS SWEET AND HEADY WHERE’S MY LOVE?
LILAC WINE, I FEEL UNSTEADY, WHERE’S MY LOVE?

LISTEN TO ME, WHY IS EVERYTHING SO HAZY?
ISN’T THAT SHE, OR AM I JUST GOING CRAZY, DEAR?

LILAC WINE, I FEEL UNREADY FOR MY LOVE
FEEL UNREADY FOR MY LOVE
Track Name: Cold Wind Town
COLD WIND TOWN (CAESAR GERGESS, ©2009)

THERE ARE FEELINGS HIDDEN DEEP INSIDE
PAINS I’VE ALWAYS DENIED
DOWN IN ‘COLD WIND TOWN’

THERE ARE WORDS I CANNOT EVER SAY
FEELING LOST AND BETRAYED
SINCE I’VE BEEN LET DOWN

NIGHT FALLS OVER MEMORIES
OF THE LOVE WE BOTH HAD
SHARP THOUGHTS WITH NO MERCY
TEAR OFF THE PULSE IN MY HEART

SPEND ALL MY NIGHTS IN THE LONELY STREETS
TRUDGE AND CRY BY THE WALLS
TRY TO TAME SUDDEN FEARS

WAIT IN THE DARK ‘TIL THE MORNING SUN
FADE AWAY WHEN IT SHINES
PRAY I’D NEVER WAKE UP

COLD WIND BLOODY COLD WIND
BLOWING DOWN THE LINE
COLD TEARS KEEP ON ROLLING
BLURRING THE SIGHT OF MY EYES

HOLDING ON, HOLDING ON
TO OUR LOVE IN THIS TOWN, I’M HOLDING ON
Track Name: The Man I Love
THE MAN I LOVE (GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, ©1926)

SOMEDAY HE'LL COME ALONG, THE MAN I LOVE
AND HE'LL BE BIG AND STRONG, THE MAN I LOVE
AND WHEN HE COMES MY WAY
I'LL DO MY BEST TO MAKE HIM STAY

HE'LL LOOK AT ME AND SMILE, I'LL UNDERSTAND
THEN IN A LITTLE WHILE, HE'LL TAKE MY HAND
AND THOUGH IT SEEMS ABSURD
I KNOW WE BOTH WON'T SAY A WORD

MAYBE I SHALL MEET HIM SUNDAY,
MAYBE MONDAY, MAYBE NOT
STILL I'M SURE TO MEET HIM ONE DAY
MAYBE TUESDAY WILL BE MY GOOD NEWS DAY

HE'LL BUILD A LITTLE HOME, THAT'S MEANT FOR TWO
FROM WHICH I'LL NEVER ROAM, WHO WOULD, WOULD YOU
AND SO ALL ELSE ABOVE
I'M DREAMING OF THE MAN I LOVE

HE'LL BUILD A LITTLE HOME, THAT'S MEANT FOR TWO
FROM WHICH I'LL NEVER ROAM, WHO WOULD, WOULD YOU
AND SO ALL ELSE ABOVE
I'M DREAMING OF THE MAN I LOVE

I'M WAITING FOR THE MAN I LOVE
Track Name: Journeys by Night #10, In The City
JOURNEYS BY NIGHT #10 IN THE CITY (CAESAR GERGESS, 2009)

ENDLESS YEARNING IN THE CITY
PEOPLE LAUGHING IN THE CITY
BABY'S CRYING IN THE CITY
A MAN DIES IN THE CITY
A WOMAN WEEPS IN THE CITY
TOWERS FALLING IN THE CITY
CARS MOVING IN THE CITY
DOGS BARKING IN THE CITY
I AM RUNNING IN THE CITY
CALLING YOU IN THE CITY
WE MAKE LOVE IN THE CITY

FIRES BURNING IN THE CITY
CONSTANT CRAVING IN THE CITY
RAIN FALLING IN THE CITY
A BOY KILLS IN THE CITY
A GIRL SCREAMS IN THE CITY
PLANES CRASHING
BUS IS SPEEDING IN THE CITY
ETERNAL LONGING IN THE CITY
ARE YOU HERE IN THE CITY
HOLDING YOU IN THE CITY
WE MAKE LOVE IN THE CITY