最佳爵士女伶 Emilie Claire 向美好六零年代致敬的爵士专辑《The Beat Goes On》
＊National Jazz Awards 2006「年度最佳女伶」2007「年度最佳爵士女伶」双料提名入围
这位深黯多项乐器的加拿大才女，从她即兴哼唱的乐句中不难发现Ella Fitzgerald的影响。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。自2001年的处女作发表以来，她参与音乐制作的比重也逐渐提高，这张专辑她更一肩挑起制作人与编曲著的责任。『The Beat Goes On』保有过往爱蜜莉令人惊艳的拉丁味火烫节奏，但乐器的编排更为精鍊简洁。选曲的部分则显示她停不下的玩心，无论是民谣、芭莎、香颂或灵魂乐，通通收纳为爱蜜莉本人的标準曲。所以谁都能哼上两句的《Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head》变成脚痒难耐的小步舞曲；摇滚传奇Bob Dylan的《Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright》则散发芭莎的切分韵致；《Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow》则呈现不温不火的忠实演绎，每段歌词彷彿祈祷情伤过渡的和平鸽，沿著婉转柔美的嗓音飞翔。
艺人 Emilie Claire Barlow (爱蜜莉)
埃米莉 - 克莱尔·巴洛/敲打继续
艾米莉克莱尔巴洛[位的推移 - 60年代的流行标准收藏]
加拿大女歌手埃米莉 - 克莱尔巴洛收到了如此广泛的爱爬加拿大Juno奖的最高权力机构。这项工作她拾掇了一个致敬60年代流行的爱情通常来到史提夫汪达，尼尔·塞卡是，鲍勃·迪伦，多诺万，南希·西纳特拉，索尼和雪儿唱歌等给出了各种歌曲录制的重击。为了舒适地把怀旧歌曲的华丽的声音传达最有吸引力的日子。
스티비 원더, 닐 세카다, 봅 딜런, 도노반…
로맨틱한 음성으로 노래한 60년대 팝 스탠더드 컬렉션들!
Emilie-Claire Barlow / The Beat Goes On
에밀리 클레어 발로우 [비트 고즈 온 - 60's 팝 스탠더드 컬렉션]
캐나다 출신 여성 싱어 에밀리-클레어 발로우는 캐나다 최고 권위의 주노 상 후보에 오르는 등 폭넓은 사랑을 받고 있다. 그녀가 평소 사랑해 온 60년대 팝에 대한 오마쥬를 담은 이 작품에는 스티비 원더, 닐 세카다, 봅 딜런, 도노반, 낸시 시나트라, 소니 & 쉐어 등이 노래해 큰 히트를 기록한 다양한 곡들이 수록되어 있다. 화려했던 시절에 대한 향수를 담아 편안하게 노래하는 음성이 최고의 매력을 전한다.
보너스 트랙 Mas Que Nada 등 14곡 수록!
Release Date 2010
Vocal Styles Vocal Jazz Standards
Audio CD (October 12, 2010)
Number of Discs: 1
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Monday, January 10, 2011
Righteous Reconfiguration: Emilie-Claire Barlow's The Beat Goes On
In December 2008, my wife and I saw Canadian jazz singer, Emilie-Claire Barlow, perform a Christmas-centric concert at Markham Theatre north of Toronto. Markham Theatre is a wonderful place to see concerts because the acoustics are great and the space is relatively intimate. Barlow on that night was in a fine fettle. She sang wonderfully (in English and French) and had a great deal of off-the-cuff fun with the audience. As befits a concert in Markham, afterwards Barlow spent another hour in the lobby signing CDs for audience members. When we got to the front of the line my wife, who is trilingual (English, French and Spanish), asked Barlow if she spoke French. Barlow admitted she did not and that she always sang the songs phonetically.
Talking afterwards, my wife and I were astonished how near perfect her phrasing was, not just in her English-language songs, but her French ones too. This near-perfect phrasing is evident all over her new CD, The Beat Goes On. The CD is Barlow's jazz tribute to the pop songs of the 1960s. She's not the first jazz singer to do this, but this might be the best. Ranging from Burt Bacharach to Buffy Sainte-Marie to Sonny Bono to Bob Dylan, Barlow's choices are frequently inspired. She has taken many very recognizable tunes and, with skilful rearrangements, crafted songs I may have liked at one time, but since have grown tired of (Bacharach's “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”), or songs I never liked to begin with (Neil Sedaka's “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”) and given them a spin that makes them fresh and rejuvenated.
Doing all her own arrangements, she sometimes reduces the start of songs to just her voice, hand claps and double bass (Donovan's “Sunshine Superman”) creating an aural soundscape that brings you into the song anew. She completely alters Sonny Bono's mildly irritating “The Beat Goes On” by combining it with snippets of Bosso Nova beats, plus snatches from the theme song to the old Canadian game show, Definition (via the rap band The Dream Warriors' 1991 reinterpretation), to make it into an exhilarating creation.
Emilie-Clair Barlow and bassist Ross MacIntyre
She even takes a whirl at Portuguese in her interpretation of “Little Boat (O Barquinho)” when she sings one verse of the song, impeccably, in that language. The only misstep on the CD is with the Buffy Saint-Marie song, “Until It's Time for You to Go.” The English version, which I always found too pleading, is given a beautifully wistful reading here. Unfortunately, her decision to do it again, in French (under the title “T'es Pas Un Autre”), was too much. Again, her phrasing is wonderful, but the song comes across like filler or a sop to the Quebecois market.
That probably is just nitpick, because if an album of 13 tracks has only one misstep (albeit a well-sung misstep), that is still quite an achievement. Barlow is gradually developing a career that I can easily see following the same path of Michael Bublé or Diana Krall. I just hope she keeps her big, funky heart firmly in place.
– David Churchill is a film critic and the author of The Empire of Death. You can read an excerpt here. Or go to http://www.wordplaysalon.com/ for more information.
01. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
02. Sunshine Superman
03. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
04. Dont Think Twice, Its Alright
05. He Thinks I Still Care
06. The Beat Goes On / Soul Bossa Nova
07. These Boots Were Made For Walkin
08. Until Its Time For You To Go
09. Little Boat (O Barquinho)
10. Comme Je Crie, Comme Je Chante
11. Will You (Still) Love Me Tomorrow?
12. Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
13. Tes Pas Un Autre
14. Mas Que Nada (Bonus Track)