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Jaclyn Guillou: Winter For Beginners

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If ever there was a voice that could balance an icy chill with fireplace comfort and warmth, it's this one. On Winter For Beginners, Jaclyn Guillou's intoxicating voice takes the ear through an odyssey of the seasons, communing with nature in all of its beauty, be it rich or stark. Guillou's originals are built in a contemporary and exploratory vein, eschewing form(al) simplicities for something more complex and meaningful, yet everything is easy and natural to grasp; she bridges modernity with accessibility in seamless fashion. At times, it's her way with words that catches attention and draws ...

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Jaclyn Guillou: The Lover's Walk

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Canada has long been the breeding ground for jazz musicians and vocalists, pianist Oscar Peterson and Diana Krall being notable examples. Vancouver-native Jaclyn Guillou is a multi-talented performer (song, dance and stage) who has carved out both an Old and New World presence. She released her first recording in 2011, To The City, a collection of standards are original compositions. She follows this recording with the present The Lover's Walk where she commands creation of seven probing compositions recorded in Belgium with her European quartet (she sported a Canadian quintet on her previous disc). The Lover's Walk ...



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