134

Corinne Letellier: Le Calice

Nenad Georgievski By

Sign in to view read count
Corinne Letellier: Le Calice Corinne Letellier makes her maiden voyage as a leader on Le Calice, a marvelous mixture of jazz and pop, under the guidance of Project Zlust member Olivier Samouillan. Letellier surrounds her vocal stylings with an interesting group of musicians and arrangers who showcase her crisp voice in a variety of settings. Her voice and the instruments come up with some engaging textures on songs like "La fille du Nord" and "Echo Donne."

The music is infinitely listenable, weaving strands of jazz, bossa nova, ballads and pop into a vibrant fabric that at the same time is both timeless and contemporary, with her voice always front and center. At moments Letellier's voice and delivery strike your memory in familiar ways. Comparisons to world-famous blues and jazz singers are tempting, perhaps justified.

The net result is diverse, whether moody ("L'autre rive," "La fille du Nord") lush and danceable ("Nous y sommes"), Latin-tinged ("Mon ame soeur") or tense ("Nadia"), but the overall feeling is of lounge jazz. Letellier takes various musical instruments in tightly-knit, interwoven elements and weaves magic with her voice. Le Calice is an excellent set that shows great promise from this fine singer.

Track Listing: Solitude; Tanja; Nadia; Echo Donne; Mon oraison; Mon ame soeur; La fille du Nord; Nous y sommes; L

Personnel: Corinne Letellier: vocal, lyrics; Wim-Jan Welker: guitars, arrangements; St

Year Released: 2006 | Record Label: Chicken Madness | Style: Vocal


Shop

More Articles

Read Nightfall CD/LP/Track Review Nightfall
by John Kelman
Published: May 22, 2017
Read Pekka CD/LP/Track Review Pekka
by Roger Farbey
Published: May 22, 2017
Read In the Still of the Night CD/LP/Track Review In the Still of the Night
by Nicholas F. Mondello
Published: May 22, 2017
Read Zea CD/LP/Track Review Zea
by Glenn Astarita
Published: May 22, 2017
Read Asian Fields Variations CD/LP/Track Review Asian Fields Variations
by John Kelman
Published: May 21, 2017
Read Left Right Left CD/LP/Track Review Left Right Left
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: May 21, 2017
Read "Where the Blue Begins" CD/LP/Track Review Where the Blue Begins
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: March 7, 2017
Read "Ballast" CD/LP/Track Review Ballast
by Dave Wayne
Published: June 6, 2016
Read "Skylines" CD/LP/Track Review Skylines
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: November 13, 2016
Read "Is It Me...?" CD/LP/Track Review Is It Me...?
by Edward Blanco
Published: April 25, 2017
Read "Broken Artist" CD/LP/Track Review Broken Artist
by James Nadal
Published: June 26, 2016
Read "Shock Axis" CD/LP/Track Review Shock Axis
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 21, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Why wait?

Support All About Jazz and we'll deliver exclusive content, hide ads, and provide read access to our future articles.