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Christine Capdeville

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Vocalist/songwriter Christine Capdeville's debut album VISION OF LOVE -- which includes seven original songs that she wrote - has just been released on La Cigale* Records. Vision of Love features an impressive line-up of talent including Grammy-winning Trumpeter Brian Lynch, Grammy Nominee and pianist Edsel Gomez (who also did the arrangements for most of the songs on the album); Drummer Ernesto Simpson; Bassists Howard Britz and Sergio Brandao; and percussionists Mestre Carneiro and Aryam Vazquez.

Born and raised in France, and a 15-year resident of New York City, Capdeville is already a composer and singer to be reckoned with. “My goal with this first recording project was to weave together a jazz tapestry of various music genres and create a coherent journey for the listener to enjoy,” she says. “The album is a tribute to all the jazz forms that I have studied and listened to and that have been my strongest influences: From acid jazz in my teen years, to Afro-Cuban jazz, Brazilian music, and last but not least American jazz. However, I don't consider myself an expert in any of these forms. I love to sing traditional jazz standards and improvise on them but I don't see myself as a traditional jazz vocalist. Neither am I a salsera or an artist doing traditional Brazilian music. I think my strength as an artist is that I am able to work with all these genres and create a unique form of music and expression....
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”Yes it is another recording by a female singer-songwriter but wait- something is a little different is going on here. Christine Capdeville skillfully blends usual elements and emerges with something more. She has a rich, distinctive voice and a quirky original approach to lyrics… Capdeville is composer of some skills with ears and heart open to many textures” --Donald Elfman, All About Jazz.

“Well, if Bebel Gilberto was a Frenchy that had musical bloodlines without the infused royalty, you would get Capdeville. A vocalist/songwriter with a deep love of all kinds of jazz. This debut finds her taking the listener around the horn of her interests and talents. A most impressive first step and it certainly ain't no baby step”. --Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“French in the City... Christine Capdeville, releases her first album solo. “Vision of love”, a declaration of love for Jazz with Afro-Cuban and Brazilian accents”. --Gilles Le Guen, Frenchmorning.com

As a Leader

Vision of Love
La Cigale Music
2007
Tracks:
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 & Composition
Edsel Gomez, Piano and arrangements
Sergio Brandao, Electric Bass
Ernesto Simpson, Drums
Brian Lynch, Trumpet & Flugel Horn
Howard Britz, Double Bass
Mestre Carneiro, Percussions
Aryam Vazquez, congas

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