Winner JUNO 2012 – Vocal Jazz album of the year
Nomination ADISQ 2011 – Jazz Creation
In the great city, a middle-aged woman walks between the very gentle echo of childhood and the terrible noise of the present. She sleeps, dies, struggles, fragile. Tossed between the truths of love and her tricks, she often experiences the feeling of being alien to life. Words do not come across the threshold of her lips. She walks in search of some certainty. Her gaze sometimes tries to escape to heaven, scrutinizing the horizon, begs him. But far less than the stratosphere, she finds refuge a few steps from her home, at Carré Saint-Louis, where the souls of the poets unite the lonely hearts. She recognizes her dreamy nature, her heart as a rebel, a she-wolf. The woman walks more than ever, with the safety of knowing who she is. She will not hesitate to bare her soul. What she feels, is her profound femininity.
In the big city, a woman advances, fragile and strong at the same time. At the heart of the voice, the contradictions are resolved. The voice releases its anger, rage and the cry of love. The voice gives meaning to the meaning of the word lost. Under the pulse of the musicians from yesterday and today, the voice of this woman now follows the jazz phrasing, making fun of the arpeggios and never falling for the musical traps, light, aerial. This area of freedom where everything is possible has led to the birth of a female – musician. ~Denys Lelièvre
Composers and Collaborators: Luc Beaugrand, Frédéric Alarie, Christian Mistral, Yves Lanthier, Anthony Rozankovic, Charly Bouchara, Claude André, André McNicoll, Marc Chabot, Marie-Chantale Gariépy et Stanley Péan
Musiciens : Luc Beaugrand, Frédéric Alarie, Camil Bélisle, Pierre Côté, André Leroux,
Ron DiLauro, Muhammad Abdul Al-Khabyyr, Mélanie Guay, Stéphanie Boulay, Vincent Potel et James Johnston.
Design: Pascal Milette
Photos: Mathieu Rivard
Production : Les Productions Sonia Johnson 2010