Chantal Chamberland – Autobiography (2016) DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Chantal Chamberland – Autobiography (2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 54:30 minutes | 2,15 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 54:30 minutes | 605 MB
Genre: Jazz | Source: SACD-R, EvoSound # EVSA336S | Artwork: Front cover

The Hamilton Music Award winner Chantal Chamberland releases her ‘Best of’ compilation album, Autobiography. Her trademark smoky, sultry jazz vocal is perfectly expressed in a wonderful diversity of genres, moving from sultry and soulful to bluesy and brassy with graceful ease. Her previous success with Soire´e cements her role as one of the finest female interpreters of jazz today. The compilation features tracks La Mer, Besame Mucho, Hit The Road Jack, Fever, You Are My Hero and more together with an all-new recording, Chantal’s take on Ed Sheeran’s heart-warming hit, Thinking Out Loud, performed with touch of tender affection and charm.

Chantal Chamberland has already released six albums and is well-known in Canada and Asia. The present volume is compilation, it seems, of tracks from those releases. If you examine the track listing you’ll get an idea of her style, but only an idea. “Feeling Good”, “Crazy” and “Fever” point to the stock middle of the road jazz canon that she seems to favor but it’s her treatment of these that catches the ear. Her voice is calm and moody, rarely being raised beyond a smooth crooning level, but in a manner that is highly intimate, personal and present. Instrumentation is relatively sparse, guitar (which she plays well), bass, drums, piano, with the occasional sax or horn, but the backings are loose, natural and embody the idea of accompaniment rather than competition with the singer. Production values here emphasize a late night club-date atmosphere, a singer, small band, and songs designed to make you relax rather than dance.


01 – Feeling Good
02 – Thinking Out Loud
03 – La Mer
04 – How Deep Is Your Love
05 – Hit The Road Jack
06 – Besame Mucho
07 – Time After Time
08 – Je l’aime À mourir
09 – Fever
10 – You’re My Hero
11 – At Seventeen
12 – Les Champs-Èlysées
13 – Crazy



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