French Canadian singer Chantal Chamberland strikes a perfect balance between the soul of the classic singer/songwriter and the dynamic verve of a jazz chanteuse. She can swing with the best of them, then capture your heart with a soft torch song. Her sixth album, SOIREE, captures both of those components - lively and tender, with a beautiful collection of songs mostly sung in French. Chamberland describes this set as a collection of songs with personal meaning; songs and composers that she grew up with like Charles Aznavour, Francis Cabrel and Diane Tell…
Jan 4, 2009 - Chantal Chamberland Nominated - Female Vocalist Of The Year - Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. This is Our Time, is an impressive sampling of sultry originals and traditional standards, delivered in Chamberland's trademark seductive vocal style."Music is an expression of life - in all its beauty, sorrow and delight. This is especially true of Jazz which has always been my passion. Intrigued by the musical and emotional legacy of the great Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn and Edith Piaf, it is my admiration of these legends that is the inspiration for "This is our Time". - Chantal Chamberland - - THIS IS OUR TIME - IN REVIEW - Slow burning passion and world-weary grit coalesce in the sultry, urban nightclub-style vocals of Chantal Chamberland. The Canadian singer/songwriter mines the depths of emotion once again with her album THIS IS OUR TIME, a collection of original compositions, pop covers and classic torch songs. With her mature, aggressive vocal delivery, Chamberland turns each of these songs into an intense display of soul-searching poignancy.Included is a lusciously smoky rendition of the Peggy Lee classic "Fever,"an already sensual song that Chamberland makes even more potent. Also included are covers of Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" and The Eurythmics'"Here Comes the Rain Again"" Chantal has always had the ability to create moving, atmospheric music out of pop arrangements, and now she effortlessly transfers that ability to jazz… sparse but never empty, This Is Our Time is a smoky affair that manages to avoid the glossy trappings to which some jazz recordings succumb."Chamberland puts a unique spin on Edith Piaf's beautiful "La vie en rose" as well as her lead-off radio single "Here Comes The Rain Again", first made famous by the Eurythmics."This is our time showcases Chamberland's talent for jazz with deep, resonating, passionate vocals."
“These are changing times: sad times but times that are also filled with hope. And I felt like this changing world required a different position from me, another way of relating to it. Working on this album helped me in the process.
I was searching for connections: with myself, with others and with something bigger than all of us. Soon I realised that writing an album in solitude – like I usually work – started to feel hypocritical, and that playing shows at venues with great PA systems and the perfect sound and lights couldn’t feel more different from how I normally write my music.
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