轻轻一句我爱你，一次再一次说我爱你，爱到深处情意浓，内心的悸动渴望，炽热灵魂触动感官、无限爱意情深款款，一个最浪漫深情的音乐爱恋国度；2009、2012、2013年「朱诺奖」(Juno Awards)连续三届提名「最佳爵士歌手」，全球最瞩目新世代爵士歌后-黛安娜潘顿(Diana Panton)第六张全新录音专辑「红色情深」(Red)一共演唱十三首温暖情歌，精选詮释三十年代到八十年代涵盖爵士、巴莎诺瓦、流行、音乐剧、电影歌曲、法国香颂和灵魂蓝调等十二首知名曲目以及一首原创曲；细致优雅的都会抒情爵士乐声融合透明轻快的巴莎诺瓦水漾音乐元素和古典小品纯净的诗意风格，营造出多层次唯美的梦幻气氛，黛安娜充满情感穿透力的清新甜美嗓音，轻轻唱出每一首深情款款栩栩动人的美丽恋曲，让人无法抗拒情不自禁陷入这音乐编织的梦幻情网。
浪漫多情萨克斯风吹出都会情迷、轻盈曼妙弦乐拉奏华丽繽纷乐章，在唯美的钢琴乐声伴奏下，黛安娜极富情感的纯净柔美嗓音娓娓唱出专辑序曲Say it (Over and Over Again)、美丽爱恋音乐情境；紧接著是幸福到永远的That's All、洋溢著快乐温暖的巴莎诺瓦水漾风情；拥有爱情不在乎一切、彷彿站在世界的顶端，三首轻快摇摆爵士情歌，音乐剧「海上情缘」(Anything Goes)主题曲You're the Top、比莉哈乐黛(Billie Holiday)三十年代畅销经典曲24 Hours a Day以及首部获得普立兹奖音乐剧「为你歌唱」(Off Thee I Sing)插曲Who Cares?；炽热的爱情让人心醉沉迷无法自拔，以绝美弦乐、萨克斯风和钢琴伴奏詮释著名爵士抒情曲You're My Thrill与轻柔巴莎抒情风格、黛安娜潘顿原创小品情歌I Only Love Because of You；再度与朱诺奖(Juno Awards)四届提名Harrison Kennedy男女对唱浪漫情歌Make Yourself Comfortable，轻快唱出甜蜜热恋气氛；亲密爱人的都会爱情物语，两首知名流行抒情歌，萨克斯风、空心吉他与弦乐重新詮释芭芭拉史翠珊(Barbra Streisand)巴莎诺瓦名曲The Island以及轻盈剔透钢琴与颤音琴solo烘托黛安娜深情动人温暖甜美歌声、全新演唱布拉森迪儿莉(Blossom Dearie)创作曲Isn't That the Thing to Do；一连两首绝美抒情曲刻画爱情的甜蜜，唯美浪漫弦乐、竖琴和钢琴伴奏，黛安娜美丽气音轻声吟唱八十年代最著名的巴莎情歌Love Dance和四十年代经典歌舞片「Sun Valley Serenade」抒情插曲I Know Why and So Do You；无法抗拒爱情魔力、美好心动的感觉，弦乐詮释改编演唱法国香颂情歌Amazing，优雅静謐彷彿一曲美丽的抒情诗、为专辑写下情深无限的结尾。
「红色情深」(Red)以音乐詮释爱情是黛安娜潘顿(Diana Panton)「爱情颜色三部曲」系列专辑的第二部曲，爱情首部曲是她第三张录音专辑「粉红爵士」(Pink)，甜蜜唱出一个女孩出现新恋情的幸福喜悦，本张专辑黛安娜情深唱出她的爱情第二部曲，唯美炽热的两人亲密恋曲；整张专辑黛安娜清新甜美的嗓音与迷人气音依旧在耳畔轻轻吟唱，充满情感穿透力演唱技巧更加成熟完美，充分展现女性细腻温柔感性的情感特质；黛安娜潘顿突破以往音乐詮释和制作，编曲首度以多样不同乐器编制配置较大乐团弦乐伴奏、呈现当代抒情叙事风格以呼应专辑炽烈情深的音乐主题，眾星云集伴奏，除了邀请五位弦乐手特别编制演奏以及老搭档爵士钢琴大师Don Thompson和吉他名家Reg Schwager，更请到当今加拿大最佳萨克斯风手、2012年「朱诺奖」(Juno Awards)得主Phil Dwyer和贝斯名家Jim Vivian共同助阵演奏，知名灵魂蓝调男歌手Harrison Kennedy则是再度男女对唱；专辑录音、混音、母带后期处理，一样由著名录音工程师Chad Irschick所负责，多层次立体音场与黛安娜绝美声音表情与美丽气音真实完美呈现；心灵交会情牵感官、心动情动深深爱意，本张专辑绝对是黛安娜潘顿演唱生涯最佳代表作之一。
黛安娜潘顿 / 红色情深
Diana Panton / Red
台压专辑 / CD / 1 片装 / 61分24秒
璀璨花漾 / Little Gems and Other Keepsakes
恋爱巴莎 / To Brazil with Love
也许是昨天 (重刻限定盘) / …Yesterday Perhaps
星星月亮的爱情 / If the Moon Turns Green…
粉红爵士 / Pink
圣诞轻吻 / Christmas Kiss
Number of Discs: 1
Label: eOne Music
Hamilton's Diana Panton wins Juno for Jazz album, Red
By Graham Rockingham
Hometown favourites the Arkells won group of the year honours Saturday night at the Juno Awards dinner, while Toronto singer-songwriter Bahamas and Calgary dance-pop sensation Kiesza each took home two awards.
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Dundas native Dan Snaith, who records under the name Caribou, also won for electronic recording of the year, and Hamilton singer Diana Panton picked up her first Juno in the jazz vocal category for her album "Red."
"Wow, I'm from Hamilton so this is pretty cool to win this first Juno for me here in my hometown," said Panton in accepting the award.
The awards were presented during a three-hour gala dinner at the Hamilton Convention Centre attended by some 800 nominees and Canadian music industry insiders who dined on arugula salad, filet mignon and strawberry cheesecake.
Other winners included Dallas Smith for best country album, Montreal's Steve Hill in the blues category, Sarah McLachlan for adult contemporary album, Winnipeg's The Brothers Landreth for roots and traditional group, July Talk for alternative album, Fred Penner for children's album and The Weeknd for best R&B/soul recording.
Pop-reggae band Magic!, who scored an international hit with the song "Rude," took home the award for breakthrough group of the year.
"To be honest, when I was 14 (Nickelback's) "How You Remind Me" was my favourite song," Arkells lead singer Max Kerman said in accepting the award.
The Arkells have a chance to pick up another trophy Sunday night during the Juno Awards show which will be televised live by CTV at 7 p.m. from Hamilton's First Ontario Centre. The Arkells, who are performing on the broadcast show, are also nominated for rock album of the year. Other awards to be announced Sunday include artist of the year, single of the year and album of the year.
Kiesza, whose real name is Kiesa Rae Ellestand, won for best video and best dance recording for her hit world-wide hit "Hideaway."
"This is my brother Blayre (Ellestad)," said Kiesza, 26, in accepting the award with Ellestad. "I came up with this song ... but I had no means to create a video so I phoned up my brother in Calgary . Our whole budget was his plane ticket."
Bahamas is the stage name for Afie Jurvanen, who won in the songwriting category as well as taking the Juno for adult alternative album of the year.
"I've been making these albums for a few years and it seemed like nobody cared for a while," said Jurvanen, whose wife delivered a baby daughter 10 days ago, in accepting his first Juno.
"Her name is Yuri, like a Russian thug," Jurvanen said when asked backstage about his new-born daughter.
Among the live acts performing at the Juno dinner Saturday was Hamilton-raised Daniel Lanois, who was nominated in the instrumental category but lost to contemporary tango group Quartango. The dinner was hosted by former MTV Canada host Jessi Cruickshank.
Other Hamilton nominees included Steve Strongman in the blues category, Elliott Brood Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, both in the roots and traditional category, Jeremy Fisher in the adult alternative category and Lenny Derose for recording engineer.
One of the highlights of the night was Rush receiving the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award for the band's long history in charity work, including raising some $500,000 for Alberta flood relief. The band's long-time manager Ray Daniels, founder of Anthem Records, was also given the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his contributions to the Canadian music business.
Rush singer Geddy Lee "gratefully" accepted the award on behalf of the band, admitting he felt uncomfortable receiving "an award for doing something that you should do."
The Arkells, a band that took its name from the west Hamilton street where it came together, beat Alberta rock giants Nickelback in the prestigious group of the year award for the second time in three years, having also won the category in 2012.
"We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through
the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters."
Diana Panton - vocal
Don Thompson - piano, vibes
Reg Schwager - guitar
Phil Dwyer - saxophone
Jim Vivian - bass
Harrison Kennedy - vocal (track 5)
Moshe Hammer - first violin
Praise Lam - second violin
Diane Leung - viola
Coenraad Bloemendal - cello
Erica Goodman - harp
As a follow-up to her critically acclaimed "pink" album (2011 Silver Disc Award Winner in Japan) about first love, Diana Panton’s "red" album is a profound expression about deeper love. Diana leads a stellar group of Canada’s finest musicians from both the classical and jazz worlds in the creation of an album of rare beauty and emotional intensity. Don Thompson (Order of Canada) specially tailored string quartet arrangements, plus harp to compliment Panton’s ethereal voice. Phil Dwyer’s saxophone (2012 JUNO Award Winner) provides a wonderful counterpoint to Panton’s pure vocals and underscores the sensuality of much of the album. Don Thompson, Reg Schwager and Jim Vivian round out the ensemble with sensitive performances. There is also a delectable duet with bluesman Harrison Kennedy that has unbeatable chemistry! RED was also selected as a Top Vocal Album of the Year by Peter Hum (Ottawa Citizen) and Paul Pearce (Cool Jazz Set 90.1). It spent 10 weeks at Number 1 on the jazz sales chart in Taiwan and Hong Kong. It earned Diana a nomination for Best Jazz Vocalist at the 2014 and 2015 SiriusXM INDIES and took home the Hamilton Music Award for Jazz Album of the Year as well as the 2015 JUNO for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
On her new album of love songs – Red – Diana Panton has further expanded and perfected her range of musical expression. The album showcases an impressive variety of sophisticated love songs. Once again she is backed by the exceptional guitarist Reg Schwager, Don Thompson on the piano and vibes with his colleagues Phil Dwyer on saxophone and Jim Vivian on bass. Thompson's' arrangements for a string quartet and harp give the jazz quartet a particularly powerful and elegant complexion.
NU:ANCE, The Magazine for Digital Audiophiles, Germany
Diana demonstrates the impressive ability to discover quality songs which have not been over-recorded. She told me that she used to borrow many CDs and cassettes from the library and enjoyed listening to them whilst in high school - the track selection on this album is a testament to how well she did her homework on that repertoire. In addition, this is her first recording with strings. The superb string arrangements by Don Thompson are worthy of special mention.
Keizo Takada, from the liner notes of the Japanese release
Don Thompson's elegant musical arrangements remind me of the jazz albums produced by Claus Ogerman, and the guitar and saxophone sound so warm and tender. This collection of love songs covers the excitement and anxiety of love and Diana's message in the liner notes "This album is best paired with someone you love" perfectly sums up her intention for this album.
Toru Hashimoto from the liner notes of the Japanese release
Diana Panton continues to captivate and enthral her fans with magical moments and swinging grooves. Her latest recording, RED, is right at the top of our list of 2013's "Best Jazz Recordings."
Paul Pearce, Cool Jazz Set, WDCE-FM
Quand Diana chante, on se sent invité à partager des secrets. Si la chanteuse en est encore un pour beaucoup de gens, dépêchez-vous de le révéler à votre tour!
Frédéric Cardin, Espace.mu
... I am a big fan of this recording. It's a pleasure to experience a musical project that grew so surely and elegantly from concept to execution, and that brings together such talented artists as these.
Katie Malloch (excerpt from the liner notes)
Diana Panton's new release has a wonderfully nostalgic vibe offering up jazz standards with an acoustic sound, some tracks featuring strings and others saxophone. Included in the song list are two of Ivan Lins’ classics: The Island and Love Dance which are refreshing accents, providing colour and textural variety to the album. Diana has a special affinity for Brazilian music. Diana’s vocals express subtleties of feeling and her sweet tone compliments the elegant jazz sound very well. This album fills the listener with a gentle happiness.
CD Journal, Japan
Holly Cole, Diana Krall, Sophie Milman … Canada has introduced some big names into the world of female vocal jazz so far. Now Diana Panton is poised to be the next star there. Often compared to Blossom Dearie, Diana sings gently like a sweet whisper, but this doesn’t mean that she simply lures us in with the calming atmosphere she creates. I can assure you that her technique as a singer is more solid than many vocalists who may present themselves as technical gymnasts. For Diana, her technique is rather a vehicle for expression, so that her musical message reaches the listener. Her prior album, pink had a theme of “new love”, and the romance has moved to the next level in this new album RED. Diana’s expression doesn’t lose any of its grace in communicating these mature love songs and further reveals her purity. In addition, the elegant sounding arrangements by Don Thompson, who has supported Diana since her debut, are truly superb.
This Canadian singer, Diana Panton, is a rising star in Asia too where she has topped the Jazz music charts in Hong Kong and Taiwan over Norah Jones and Diana Krall. This album with 13 fabulous tracks starts with “Say It (Over and Over Again)” which is also the opening song of Coltrane’s “Ballads”. Diana sings in a mellow tone, gently offering up her heartfelt lyrics to listeners. The string backing is elegant and the recording quality too, is exemplary. Alto sax, guitar, piano and vibes contribute very well and the enchanting vocals are further enriched by them. My "favourite" is the relaxing duo track “Make Yourself Comfortable”.
Jazz Life, Japan
The disc makes a strong impression from the get-go with a sumptuous version of the classic ballad Say It (Over and Over Again), introduced by Dwyer and strings, before Panton and Thompson’s piano carry the tune. Much variety follows, from the classy bossa of That’s All to the Shearingesque, vibes-bolstered arrangement of You’re The Top, from Make Yourself Comfortable, a slow, slinky duet with Harrison Kennedy enlivened by Schwager’s bluesy guitar, to You’re My Thrill [...]. Who Cares and the romping 24 Hours A Day are deeply swinging. From the Ivan Lins songbook come string-enriched versions of The Island and Love Dance.
Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen
Amazing, wondrous and emotive. This latest album proves that Diana Panton is not just a singer with a beautiful voice, but a singer capable of creating dreamily elegant music with profound depth.
AV Magazine, Hong Kong
[This] three-time Juno-nominee’s smooth delivery conjures a unique atmosphere on her most recent album, Red. Especially during bilingual songs, there is an overall vibration from another time and place — calm and peaceful rather than busy and bold.
Brian Gall, The Expositor
01. Say it (Over and Over Again)
02. That’s All 4:00
03. You’re the Top
04. You’re My Thrill
05. Make Yourself Comfortable
06. 24 Hours a Day
07. The Island
08. Isn’t That the Thing to Do
09. Who Cares?
10. Love Dance
11. I Know Why and So Do You
12. I Only Love Because of You