Emilie-Claire Barlow – Winter Wonderland (2006/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 40:41 minutes | 433 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: highresaudio | Artwork: Digital booklet | @ 2xHD
Winter Wonderland is the fifth album by the Canadian jazz singer and voice actress Emilie-Claire Barlow. It was released in 2006 as a Christmas album.
This is a really great Christmas album by Emilie-Claire Barlow and if you like Diana Krall and similar female jazz vocalists, you’ll probably really enjoy this. Emilie-Claire’s vocal performance on here along with her arrangements, conducting the strings as well as producing the album herself is amazing. The orchestral style backing in some songs only helps make this recording even better rather than just a straight jazz album, bringing in that old „crooner“ sound that accompanied many Christmas recordings back in the 1950’s/1960’s. But make no mistake, this is a „jazz“ Christmas album overall.
Emilie-Claire Barlow can sing straight and beautiful like Julie London or very jazzy, like Annie Ross (from Lambert, Hendricks and Ross)- old jazz vocal trio from decades ago). Here is a singer who not only is making inroads in the jazz world but also has creative control on all the songs and albums she makes. This one came out before her big smash ‘The Very Thought Of You’. This is a gem.
01 – What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
02 – Winter Wonderland
03 – Sleigh Ride
04 – Santa Baby
05 – Christmas Time Is Here
06 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
07 – Little Jack Frost
08 – On the Avenue: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
09 – Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
10 – Angels’ Lullaby
Produced and Arranged by Emilie-Claire Barlow.
Recorded and mixed by Daniel LeBlanc at Doane-LeBlanc Inc.
2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme. 2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry.