As part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations, XLO has released a brand new album: ‘Bélanger et Bisson—Conversations’. Featuring internationally renowned singer and pianist Anne Bisson and cellist Vincent Bélanger, these two artists have pooled their talents to produce a unique album combining jazz and classical stylings, with a touch of the Far East, for an unforgettable listening experience. As playful as it is bold, ‘Conversations’ will quickly become one of your favorite albums.
The multi-talented pianist and vocalist Anne Bisson and cellist Vincent Belanger collaborate for an album of musical “Conversations”.
The album includes music composed by Belanger and Bisson along with Sylvie Massicote, Pierre Lenoir, David Chesky, Vincent’s uncle Marc Belanger, and Fung Sou. The variety of composers brings a variety of styles to the table including Chinese music (sung in Mandarin), jazz, Latin rhythms, Bossa Nova, and songs of relationships and lost loves
Review from Hi-Fi News for the 180g Vinyl Release:
“Anne Bisson has emerged as the darling of audiophiles by dint of two assets: she sings like an angel and she attends shows all over the world, to support high-end manufacturers and meet music-lovers in person… Here, with cellist Vincent Belanger, she has produced an LP of original material (including a composition from David Chesky) that blends jazz with classical and pop… Sung in French, Chinese and English, the material is simply gorgeous, with sound quality worthy of the performance – as well as the continued allegiance of her fans. Divine.” – Ken Kessler, Hi-FiNews, May 2017, Album Choice, Sound Quality 90%