JAN 4, 2009 - CHANTAL CHAMBERLAND NOMINATED -
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR - CANADIAN SMOOTH JAZZ AWARDS
This is Our Time, is an impressive sampling of sultry originals and traditional standards, delivered in Chamberland's trademark seductive vocal style.
"Music is an expression of life - in all its beauty, sorrow and delight. This is especially true of Jazz which has always been my passion. Intrigued by the musical and emotional legacy of the great Ella Fitzgerald, Shirley Horn and Edith Piaf, it is my admiration of these legends that is the inspiration for "This is our Time".
- Chantal Chamberland -
- THIS IS OUR TIME - IN REVIEW -
Slow burning passion and world-weary grit coalesce in the sultry, urban nightclub-style vocals of Chantal Chamberland. The Canadian singer/songwriter mines the depths of emotion once again with her album
THIS IS OUR TIME, a collection of original compositions, pop covers and classic torch songs. With her mature, aggressive vocal delivery, Chamberland turns each of these songs into an intense display of soul-searching poignancy.Included is a lusciously smoky rendition of the Peggy Lee classic "Fever,"an already sensual song that Chamberland makes even more potent. Also included are covers of Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" and The Eurythmics'"Here Comes the Rain Again"
" Chantal has always had the ability to create moving, atmospheric music out of pop arrangements, and now she effortlessly transfers that ability to jazz... sparse but never empty, This Is Our Time is a smoky affair that manages to avoid the glossy trappings to which some jazz recordings succumb."
Chamberland puts a unique spin on Edith Piaf's beautiful "La vie en rose" as well as her lead-off radio single "Here Comes The Rain Again", first made famous by the Eurythmics.
"This is our time showcases Chamberland's talent for jazz with deep, resonating, passionate vocals."