Sunday Sleep In ~ “Close Your Eyes” ~ Térez Montcalm

What an absolutely refreshing rendition of this very old standard written in 1933 by composer Bernice Petkere.

This was Montcalm’s 4th album and her first singing in english, the first three in french. Born in Quebec, Ca. in 63′ this singer songwriter, guitarist & double bass player shows us here that she can adapt to just about anything and do it with a sophistication that other artists can’t seem to ever make it to that place.

Montcalm not only cuts it but does so with style we associate with the best of old jazz from the past. This song was done by some of the finest heavy hitters of vocalists.

Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson and Liza Minnelli.

And in 2006 here comes a relatively new voice to the mix and what a divine one at that. That goes for all the Canadian musicians on the album as well.

I’m not sure who is the exact credits on the song as far as main guitar here Carl Naud or Louis Côté or for the trumpet Aron Doyle or Benoît Glazer, all were apart of the album that Michel Cusson produced.

All I know is Canada and Jazz never sounded so good.

 

Térez Montcalm

 

 

Written by Bernice Petkere.
Released off of the 2006 album Voodoo (France).

Térez Montcalm – vocals
François Marion – bass
Alain Bastien – drums
Luc Boivin – percussion
Stéphane Montanaro – piano
Aron Doyle, Benoît Glazer – trumpet
Carl Naud, Louis Côté – guitar

 

Térez_Montcalm

 

Térez - Montcalm

 

 

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