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
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