Nos Stars Célèbrent le Jazz à Montréal

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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), ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Distribution Select
  • UPC: 064027781120
  • Catalog Number: 2778112

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Someone to Watch Over Me - Benoît Charest (2:46)
  2. 2 Send in the Clowns - Daniel Lavoie (3:55)
  3. 3 Crazy - Jordan Officer (4:00)
  4. 4 Heart and Soul @@Marie-Élaine Thibert (2:39)
  5. 5 At Last @@Stéphanie Lapointe (4:58)
  6. 6 Nature Boy @@Céline Dion (3:47)
  7. 7 Fever - Eric Lapointe (3:31)
  8. 8 I've Got a Crush on You - Daniel Thouin (4:07)
  9. 9 I Put a Spell on You - Florence K (3:10)
  10. 10 My Funny Valentine - Michel Rivard (5:25)
  11. 11 Mack the Knife @@Garou (3:22)
  12. 12 The Lady Is a Tramp - Ginette Reno (3:27)
  13. 13 Petite Fleur - Jean Leloup (2:10)
  14. 14 Georgia on My Mind - Gerry Boulet (4:18)
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Album Credits

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
Guy Hébert Mastering
Stephane Dufour Arranger, Programming
Daniel Thouin Arranger
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