Lumières d'hiver Emilie-Claire Barlow
- 1Combien de Noël?03:42
- 3I'll Be Home for Christmas04:03
- 4Hey Santa04:02
- 5The Christmas Waltz (version français)04:30
- 6Le dernier Noël03:41
- 7Lumières d'hiver03:48
- 8Please Come Home for Christmas02:18
- 10Marie Noël03:26
- 11Chanson pour une nuit d'hiver04:23
- 12As-tu vu le Père Noël?03:32
- 13Noël blanc03:55
- 14My Dear Acquaintance03:15
Info for Lumières d'hiver
Felix and Two-time Juno Award winning vocalist, arranger, producer Emilie-Claire Barlow presents Lumières d’hiver (Winter Lights).
Her 12th album, Lumières d’hiver (Winter Lights), continues Emilie-Claire’s musical evolution with her first foray into song writing. Lumières d’hiver showcases three new original compositions — Le dernier Noël, Janvier and title track Lumières d’hiver.
Always pushing her boundaries, her original compositions honour Emilie-Claire’s love of sophisticated pop music. Emilie-Claire’s re-invention of cherished classics such as I’ll Be Home for Christmas, River, Noël Blanc breathe new life into these familiar chestnuts.
A surprise duet appearance by Mitsou Gelinas on Renée Martel’s As-Tu Vu Le Père Noël? is charming and jazzy and a re-imagined 90’s pop duet Hey Santa (en français) with chanteuse Ingrid St-Pierre is sophisticated and groovy. The album features Emilie-Claire’s usual cast of stellar musicians as well as Québec music scene luminaries Jean-François Beaudet (gtr) and Melissa Lavergne (percussion).
Lumières d’hiver is Emilie-Claire’s homage to the beautiful winters of Québec and the Québécois who celebrate them with warmth and charm.
Emilie-Claire Barlow, vocals
Jon Maharaj, double bass
Amanda Tosoff, piano
Mélissa Lavergne, percussion
Reg Schwager, guitar
Kelly Jefferson, tenor saxophone
Sheila Hannigan, cello
Fabio Ragnelli, drums
Jean-François Beaudet, guitar
François Pilon, violin
Ingrid St-Pierre, vocals
Karine Pion, vocals
Mélanie Bélair, violin
Bojana Milinov, alto
Kim Richardson, vocals
Creighton Doane, drums
Kevin Turcotte, flugelhorn
Steve Webster, guitar, drums, piano
A two time Juno Award winner and 6 time nominee, Barlow has released 12 self-produced albums on her own label, Empress Music Group.
Her performing career spans over 24 years in venues ranging from Toronto’s storied Montreal Bistro, Tokyo’s Cotton Club and more recently concerts with symphony orchestras at Toronto’s Massey Hall and Montreal’s Maison Symphonique. She has performed at the Montreal jazz Festival on 7 occasions including a 2015 performance on the Main Stage with 50,000 people attending.
Ms. Barlow has lead bands featuring the finest musician’s in Canada. Her work as a band leader and producer has been recognized with a Juno Award nomination for “Producer of Year” for her recording “Clear Day” — notable for being only the 2nd Jazz recording nominated in this category. Ms. Barlow is also one of a very few women to be honoured as “Producer of the Year”.
Fluent in English and French, Ms. Barlow also sings in Portuguese and Spanish. Her all francophone recording “Seule ce soir” won a Juno and Felix Award in 2013 representing an unprecedented achievement in Canadian bilingualism.
“The Juno award-winning Emilie-Claire Barlow is now clearly established as one of Canada’s very best jazz vocalists. She has also developed into an ace arranger, and both talents coalesce to stunning effect on Clear Day, the most ambitious offering yet in a prolific discography (it's her 11th album). Her interpretive gifts and pure vocals are displayed in fresh versions of tunes from a wide range of artists (Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Van Morrison to Coldplay, David Bowie and Queen, and Pat Metheny). All the songs were chosen to help tell the chronological story of a recent emotionally turbulent period in her life. Barlow and co-producer Steve Webster recruited Amsterdam's world-renowned 70- piece Metropole Orkest and conductor Jules Buckley to bring some of these songs a gloriously rich orchestral sound.“ (Kerry Doole Toronto Star)