National Jazz Awards 2006「年度最佳女伶」
不仅在08年的National Jazz Awards中获提名《年度最佳女歌手》奖项，也受邀献声於多部精采的动画原声带。
从Diana krall.Michael Buble.Matt Dusk到今天介绍的Emilie都是加拿大知名的爵士歌手
Emilie Claire Barlow的父亲是一位爵士鼓手，在耳濡目染下很快的她就喜欢上爵士乐了
艺人 Emilie-Claire Barlow
Number of Discs: 1
By Christopher Loudon
Though Diana Krall remains Canada’s most celebrated jazz vocalist, Emilie-Claire Barlow, now 11 albums into a career of steadily escalating prowess, nips ever closer at her heels. Barlow’s voice is lighter and brighter than Krall’s, her range wider and her interpretive expressiveness fully as acute. Like Krall, Barlow started out focusing almost exclusively on standards from the American and Brazilian songbooks but has started of late to include more contemporary covers. While her last studio album in English (she also records extensively in French), 2010’s The Beat Goes On, concentrated solely on ’60s pop hits, Clear Day explores a wider palette. With backing from the 70-piece Metropole Orkest, plus Barlow’s five regular bandmates augmented by nine other players and backup singers, it’s also her grandest outing to date.
Occasionally, that vast sea of sound can become a bit overwhelming. Most noticeably on “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and “Midnight Sun,” Barlow struggles against towering, crashing waves. But those are exceptions. The dozen remaining tracks (five of which are absent the Orkest) are more temperately arranged. She adds newfound depth to such varied selections as Lennon and McCartney’s “Because,” Coldplay’s “Fix You,” Van Morrison’s “Sweet Thing,” Joni Mitchell’s “I Don’t Know Where I Stand,” Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” and a dramatically slowed “Feelin’ Groovy.” Most impactful are the album’s quietest track, Brad Mehldau’s dark-cornered “Unrequited,” and its knottiest, Pat Metheny’s multi-shaded “It’s Only Talk.”
Emilie-Claire Barlow embraces new possibilities on Clear Day
Many visiting musicians, actors and filmmakers will tell you how much they love Montreal, but before you can say “Mile End,” they’re back on the plane to Los Angeles, London or Paris and they’ve quickly forgotten our fair city.
But that’s not Emilie-Claire Barlow. She walks the walk and talks the talk.
The Toronto jazz singer has long had a great relationship with Quebec fans. The love affair really started with the Winter Wonderland album in 2006, was greatly strengthened via her first all-franco album, Seule ce soir, in 2012, and was underlined in dramatic fashion when she performed in front of a huge outdoor crowd at the jazz festival in the summer of 2014.
Barlow talks the talk, literally. As in, elle parle français. Pushed by her Montreal-based manager and publicist, Simon Fauteux, she started doing interviews in French with Quebec journalists a few years back. That ability came in mighty handy when she was doing promotion for Seule ce soir, which ended up winning the award for jazz-interpretation album of the year at the 2013 ADISQ gala.
Now she’s living the talk. She recently moved into the condo she bought in the Plateau, just days before the launch of her new album, Clear Day, which will be released Friday, Oct. 23.
We met last week after an afternoon of rehearsals at Le National on Ste-Catherine St. E., where she was preparing for a taping of the Télé-Québec show Belle et Bum. The episode with Barlow performing airs on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 9 p.m.
We began our conversation by agreeing that it’s a real shame there isn’t anything like Belle et Bum in the rest of Canada — a live-performance TV series that showcases artists from here and elsewhere playing their tunes with the show’s crack house band.
“It’s disappointing that it doesn’t exist (in the rest of Canada),” Barlow said in a
01. Amundsen 0:59
02. On a Clear Day 5:19
03. Midnight Sun 3:58
04. Because 4:54
05. Fix You 5:42
06. Unrequited 6:37
07. Under Pressure 5:04
08. Si J'étais un Homme 5:01
09. It's Just Talk 5:16
10. Feelin' Groovy 4:31
11. La Llorona 7:19
12. I Don't Know Where I Stand 4:11
13. Sweet Thing 3:24
14. Mineiro de Coração 3:56