Clear Day Emilie-Claire Barlow
- 1 Amundsen (feat. Metropole Orkest)00:59
- 2On a Clear Day (feat. Metropole Orkest)05:17
- 3Midnight Sun (feat. Metropole Orkest)03:55
- 4Because (feat. Metropole Orkest)04:52
- 5Fix You (feat. Metropole Orkest)05:48
- 7Under Pressure (feat. Metropole Orkest)05:00
- 8Si J’étais un Homme (feat. Metropole Orkest)04:59
- 9It’s Just Talk05:12
- 10Feelin’ Groovy04:26
- 11 La Llorona (feat. Metropole Orkest)07:17
- 12 I Don’t Know Where I Stand (feat. Metropole Orkest)04:10
- 13Sweet Thing03:22
- 14Mineiro de Coração03:53
Info for Clear Day
Emilie-Claire Barlow's 11th self produced album. Garnering a nomination for "Producer of the Year" and winning "Jazz Vocal Album of the Year" in 2016 - this critically acclaimed work was recorded with multi-Grammy Award winner "The Metropole Orkest" in 2015. This was the first recording at 96kHz 24bit for the MCO recording studio.
Mastered by Grammy winner Paul Blakemore, critics and fans have hailed Clear Day as a major work by an important artist in her prime.
"This album is the story of my personal journey over the last four years. Each song represents a milestone on my path, beginning with an experience in the vast expanse of the Canadian Arctic and ending here as I write this. I want to thank everyone who helped me to realize this story, most importantly Steve Webster. I’m so proud of the music we’ve made together. You amaze and inspire me every day." (Emilie-Claire Barlow)
A two time Juno Award winner and 6 time nominee, Barlow has released 12 self-produced albums on her own label, Empress Music Group.
Her performing career spans over 24 years in venues ranging from Toronto’s storied Montreal Bistro, Tokyo’s Cotton Club and more recently concerts with symphony orchestras at Toronto’s Massey Hall and Montreal’s Maison Symphonique. She has performed at the Montreal jazz Festival on 7 occasions including a 2015 performance on the Main Stage with 50,000 people attending.
Ms. Barlow has lead bands featuring the finest musician’s in Canada. Her work as a band leader and producer has been recognized with a Juno Award nomination for “Producer of Year” for her recording “Clear Day” — notable for being only the 2nd Jazz recording nominated in this category. Ms. Barlow is also one of a very few women to be honoured as “Producer of the Year”.
Fluent in English and French, Ms. Barlow also sings in Portuguese and Spanish. Her all francophone recording “Seule ce soir” won a Juno and Felix Award in 2013 representing an unprecedented achievement in Canadian bilingualism.
“The Juno award-winning Emilie-Claire Barlow is now clearly established as one of Canada’s very best jazz vocalists. She has also developed into an ace arranger, and both talents coalesce to stunning effect on Clear Day, the most ambitious offering yet in a prolific discography (it's her 11th album). Her interpretive gifts and pure vocals are displayed in fresh versions of tunes from a wide range of artists (Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Van Morrison to Coldplay, David Bowie and Queen, and Pat Metheny). All the songs were chosen to help tell the chronological story of a recent emotionally turbulent period in her life. Barlow and co-producer Steve Webster recruited Amsterdam's world-renowned 70- piece Metropole Orkest and conductor Jules Buckley to bring some of these songs a gloriously rich orchestral sound.“ (Kerry Doole Toronto Star)