Canadian Jazz Vocalist/Pianist Anne Bisson returns with her sophomore album, “Portraits & Perfumes”. Featuring covers from legendary artists such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Carole King amongst others, along with two new musical gems written by Anne, this album is an Audiophile Must Have!
“Canada’s Oracle Audio had a room that contained the Vienna Acoustics Klimt The Kiss speakers along with every product they make. The highlight, though, was seeing singer Anne Bisson there and hearing her new release, Portraits & Perfumes, on LP and CD, using Oracle’s CD player and turntable, of course.” – www.soundstageglobal.com
Anne’s debut album, 2009’s Blue Mind, is a fantastic audiophile recording featuring a rich and warm midrange, with sultry tones that envelop and embrace, with melodies that soar with a delicate confidence through changes that are a unique blend of jazz and vocal pop. 2011’s “Portraits & Perfumes” is an opus of jazz standards featuring expansive, original arrangements and covers, including a brilliant cover of “Us and Them” by Pink Floyd, stunning rendition of “With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles, a calming transcription of “Call Me/You’ve Got A Friend” by Carole King, alluringly sweet adaptation of “The Nearness Of You” by Hoagy Carmichael, and many, many more!
Bisson is joined again by some of the best jazz musicians in Quebec and by Legendary producer, conductor, and arranger Guy St-Onge. Recorded at St-Onge’s Reference Studio in St-Calixte, Quebec, Canada.
Sennheiser MKH40 microphones
Raindirk Symphony mixer
Dynaudio monitoring system
Moon power amplifiers
Weiss 102 series mastering console
Boreal Acoustik custom monitoring speakers
Anne Bisson, vocals, piano
Guy St-Onge, double bass, drums, percussion, vibraphone, accordian, organ, chimes, guitar, synthesizer, piano, tambourine
Andre Leroux, flute, clarinet, tenor sax
Normand Guilbeault, double bass
Paul Brochu, drums
Ron Di Lauro, trumpet
Phillippe Dunnigan, Chantal Bergeron, violin
Ligia Paquin, alto
Carla Antoun, cello