244

Christine Capdeville: Vision of Love

By

Sign in to view read count
Christine Capdeville: Vision of Love If you're a jazz listener who likes to be surprised every so often by a new name, make a note of aspiring vocalist Christine Capdeville. The songs, including seven originals, are immediately captivating, as are the exuberant Brazilian and Afro-Cuban rhythms percolating throughout this album.

Capdeville was born in France, but has been a New York resident for the past fifteen years. She equates herself quite well on her own "Reveries," sung in French behind a mesmerizing pulse. Capdeville reports that she is not trying to emerge here as a Brazilian, Latin or any other type of singer, but rather as one who is weaving a jazz tapestry. This philosophy works due to the variety of music heard here, the quality of the musicians and Capdeville's own enthusiasm.

In addition to her own tunes, Capdeville turns in a fine performance on the first wave Bossa classic, "Chega de Saudade." The English language version of this Jobim/de Moraes tune ("No More Blues") may be more familiar, but Capdeville offers a glowing and rhythmic version in Portuguese, closing the album with the standard "These Foolish Things."

The one-two punch of the opening two tracks is an easy hook. After the Brazilian-based title tune, Capdeville renders "You've Lost a Friend" as a Latin piece, spurring the band on with a closing coda sung in Spanish. As he does on several tracks, trumpeter Brian Lynch adds some fire to this number as well as providing the romantic flavor needed on "Change in Your Heart."

Pianist Edsel Gomez's arrangements on most of these tunes are also noteworthy, as is the participation of guitarist Sergio Brandao. This is one artist to keep an eye on.


Track Listing: Vision Of Love; You've Lost A Friend; Craving Your Love; Providencia; Reverie; So Close; Chega de Saudade; Change In Your Heart; These Foolish Things.

Personnel: Christine Capdeville: vocals; Edsel Gomez: piano; Sergio Brandao: electric bass (1, 4, 6, 7), electric stand-up bass (5, 8); Howard Britz: double-bass (2, 3, 8); Brian Lynch: trumpet and flugelhorn (2, 4, 7); Ernesto Simpson: drums and guiro; Mestro Carneiro: percussion (1, 4, 6-8); Aryam Vazquez: congas (2).

Year Released: 2007 | Record Label: La Cigala Records | Style: Vocal


Shop

More Articles

Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Love Dance CD/LP/Track Review Love Dance
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Honest Woman CD/LP/Track Review Honest Woman
by James Nadal
Published: February 20, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 19, 2017
Read The Final Concert CD/LP/Track Review The Final Concert
by John Sharpe
Published: February 19, 2017
Read "Stille Post (Radio Works: 2003-2011)" CD/LP/Track Review Stille Post (Radio Works: 2003-2011)
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 17, 2016
Read "Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons" CD/LP/Track Review Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons
by Mark Corroto
Published: March 14, 2016
Read "In All My Holy Mountain" CD/LP/Track Review In All My Holy Mountain
by Roger Farbey
Published: February 12, 2017
Read "Porto da Madama" CD/LP/Track Review Porto da Madama
by Budd Kopman
Published: May 25, 2016
Read "Impulsive Illuminations" CD/LP/Track Review Impulsive Illuminations
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: October 28, 2016
Read "Koan" CD/LP/Track Review Koan
by Mark Corroto
Published: August 12, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!