香朵除了歌声风情多元、魅力别具，其专辑制作之杰出声响效果也是深获乐迷推崇的原因。以这张「香朵5号」来说，英法文二种歌声风情加上厚实丰沛的声音能量，经典程度保证您联想到法国名牌香奈儿最富盛名的香水「香奈儿5号」。本次专辑录音请来了最早发掘香朵的录音师Bob Doidge，他同时也是「Grant Avanue Studio」录音室的老闆兼制作人，录音室鑑听喇叭包括Dynaudio Acoustic、JBL、KRK、Monitor Audio、Paradigm、Thiel等品牌，是位不折不扣的发烧制作人。慧眼独具的他为「香朵5号」担纲录混音制作，让香朵带著Big Band风格的Smooth Jazz听起来更加充满新鲜活力。想找张音质优异、耐听舒服的软爵士，这张「香朵5号」是必然的经典之选。
Audio CD (March 13, 2012)
Number of Discs: 1
hantal Chamberland continues to perfect her corner jazz bar mystique with the smoky seduction of her aptly titled album NO. 5. Easily her jazziest album yet, Chamberland's breathy croon entrances on each of these classics, including songs made popular by Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon. The arrangements have a small ensemble feel to them - snappy bass is joined by the relaxed elegance of the piano; sax and trumpet both give the music a soulful edge, while soft drums and Chamberland's signature guitar add a cool, collected angle to the music. The bluesy groove of "Honeysuckle Rose" proves to be a wonderful pairing for the velvety smoothness of Chamberland's vocals and a cover of "Hit the Road Jack" gives the old standard a delightfully sultry edge. Also included are several original songs, including "Infectious Slow" and "When I Look at You."
Chantal Chamberland, Québec-born performer has just released her much-anticipated fifth jazz CD, Chantal Chamberland No. 5. This is her tribute to the original artists. Using her unique style to make these songs like her own, Chamberland who co-produced the CD with Bob Doidge and Amy King at Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, made this a record going back to the basics and simplifying things. “The Other Woman”was a big band, big production, big sound recording. But this one was stripped down to a quartet – drums, bass, piano, sax – with guitar on some of the tracks. In the end, Chamberland put together a collection of deeply personal songs by some of the music industry’s most respected songwriters, recorded by artists who continue to inspire her life and career.
Like her previous jazz recordings The Other Woman, Dripping Indigo, Serendipity Street and This Is Our Time, Chamberland included a French song on No. 5, entitled ‘les champs-élysées’.
Other songs included in the album are: “Love Me or Leave Me”, “Feeling Good” and “You’re My Hero” that she wrote for her grandmother. It’s also the first song she wrote on piano.
Format:Audio CD|Amazon Verified Purchase
I just received this album in the mail and it is great. Chantal's voice is better than ever. Her interpretation of the songs is fantastic. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves jazz or standards. She is an amazing singer!
Was this review helpful to you?
sensual, smokey,satisfying. April 21, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Amazon Verified Purchase
If by purchasing this disc, you are discovering Chantal for the first time, your are in for a treat. As implied by the title "5", this is her fifth album. Her four other albums are equally wonderful. She has a way of delivering lyrics in a smokey, sensual way that will keep you coming back for more and more. So sit back, enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, but be fair warned, this will be one of many purchases of Chantal Chamberland that will be made...Cheers!
上星期在整理CD柜时，才重听过这位来自加拿大的爵士女歌手於02年制作的处女作《This Is Our Time》，凑巧地今个星期就收到她这张出道十周年最新CD《No. 5》。No. 5顾名思义就是她的第五张唱片，她以往推出的唱片都有一个既定的方程式，就是演绎大量Standards，再加上一至两首法文歌曲(她在加拿大法语系的魁北克省出生)，又再酌量添上一两首自己的创作。今次也不例外，十三曲中，Standards/旧歌佔九首，再加一首法文歌及三首为她祖母而写的原创作品。方程式一样，亦同是用她Vocal Jazz手法的Smoky voice去演绎，所不同是今次又换回了爵士小组去演奏，而不是去年《The Other Woman》的大乐队演奏模式。整体看，水準十分稳定，唱来轻巧又温馨，情感拿捏不慍不火，几好听。
01. Love Me Or Leave Me 爱我或离开我
02. Feeling Good 感觉真好
03. Make Way For The Lady 多替女人想想
04. When I Look At You 当我凝视著你
05. Still Crazy After All These Years 多年后，依旧疯狂
06. Nice And Easy 好与容易
07. Les Champs-Élysées 香榭丽舍大道
08. Hit The Road Jack 滚蛋吧！杰克
09. Honeysuckle Rose 忍冬玫瑰
10. Infectious Slow 慢性传染病
11. Get Out Of Town 走出镇外
12. You’re My Hero 你是我的英雄
13. Here’s To Life 这里是我的生命
01. love me or leave me
02. feeling good
03. make way for the lady
04. when I look at you
05. still crazy after all these years
06. nice and easy
07. les champs-élysées
08. hit the road jack
09. honeysuckle rose
10. infectious slow
11. get out of town
12. you’re my hero
13. here’s to life