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Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal
     

Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal

 
Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal features several of Quebec's most popular vocalists performing vocal jazz standards in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Produced and arranged by Dan Thouin, one of Montreal's leading jazz figures, the album includes some of the best-known vocal jazz standards ever

Overview

Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal features several of Quebec's most popular vocalists performing vocal jazz standards in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal. Produced and arranged by Dan Thouin, one of Montreal's leading jazz figures, the album includes some of the best-known vocal jazz standards ever such as "Heart and Soul," "My Funny Valentine," and "Fever." The performers are likewise well-known, practically all of them pop singers, and they're sometimes accompanied by jazz musicians. Highlights include Cœur de Pirate's version of "Someone to Watch Over Me" (in accompaniment with musician Benoît Charest), Isabelle Boulay's version of "Crazy" (with Jordan Officer), Stéphanie Lapointe's version of "At Last," Céline Dion's version of "Nature Boy," and Garou's version of "Mack the Knife." There are 13 songs overall on Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal plus a bonus track version of "Georgia on My Mind" by the late vocalist Gerry Boulet's blues-rock band Offenbach (with the Vic Vogel Big Band) that was recorded live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 1980. As a means of promoting jazz music in general and the festival in particular among Quebecers, Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal is effective. The drawing power of rising stars like Cœur de Pirate and well-established superstars like Dion is undeniable, and while the material is arguably as time-worn as it is classic, at least it's tastefully produced by Thouin. Jazz purists will likely scoff at the integrity of Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal, but this release isn't oriented toward them. It's designed as an appeal to mainstream music listeners who otherwise might not take the time to consider a jazz album such as this, let alone the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/2009
Label:
Distribution Select
UPC:
0064027781120
catalogNumber:
2778112

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Performance Credits

Celine Dion   Voices
Daniel Lavoie   Piano,Voices
Paul Brochu   Drums
Jorge Calandrelli   Piano
Michel Donato   Contrabass (Vocal)
Yannick Rieu   Saxophone
Ginette Reno   Voices
Jean-Pierre Zanella   Saxophone
Jeff Fisher   Piano
Michel Rivard   Voices
Eric Lapointe   Voices
André Ménard   Musical Direction
Jean Leloup   Guitar,Voices
Benoît Charest   Classical Guitar
Maxime St-Pierre   Trumpet
Isabelle Boulay   Voices
Tony Albino   Percussion,Drums
Jordan Officer   Guitar
Marie-Élaine Thibert   Voices
Stephanie Lapointe   Voices
Jacques André Dupont   Musical Direction
Stephane Dufour   Guitar,Voices
Adrian Vedady   Contrabass (Vocal)
Daniel Thouin   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Glockenspiel,Marxophone

Technical Credits

Marc Blitzstein   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Kurt Weill   Composer
Willie Nelson   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Bertolt Brecht   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Sidney Bechet   Composer
Humberto Gatica   Sound Recording
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Marc Gordon   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Louis Gauthier   Sound Recording
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger
Eddie Cooley   Composer
André Ménard   Liner Notes
Jean Leloup   Arranger
Denis Savage   Sound Recording
Jean Massicotte   Sound Recording
Justin Douglas   Sound Recording
Stephane Dufour   Arranger,Programming
Daniel Thouin   Arranger

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