"Here is fresh approach to musical dexterity with thoughts and words delivered with colors that paint the words in each phrase.
Cécile Andrée relies on vocal skill and never overloads the limit of nuance, with special care given to lyrics emanating from her heart.
Place this new release high on your new-found talent list - sure to bring smiles to your ears!
"What interests me is to go for emotions, to express feelings with an economy of words"
says Cécile Andrée.
A need to return to the heart of beings and things, to be guided by what really matters to her: the harmony of sounds, body, soul and nature. We could talk about aesthetics, quest, even utopias ... but it would take useless shortcuts to try to define her approach.
Just listen to "nature", her first album of original compositions, recorded at Studio Éole (near Aix-en-Provence), to realize that this songwriter and performer master her arguments.
The voice, first of all, airy and sensitive, as gripping when it envelops the texts as when it flies freely in the onomatopoeia. A stamp that grabs you from the first notes of "The wheel of life" opening the album.
The melodies then, dense and beautifully haunting, which she has signed most of the scores and arrangements, at the crossroads of modern jazz and pop. And finally, the use of haiku (on three pieces), a concise and codified form of Japanese poetry, whose verses are inspired by observation, inner emotions, the passing of time or the evanescence of the world around us. "
It is via the IMFP (Musical Institute of Professional Training in Salon de Provence) that she met the strong musicians who accompany her today: drummer Cédrick Bec, pianist Ben Rando and bassist Olivier Lalauze.
But if Cécile Andrée took the time to let her project mature, she did not land on the planet jazz without luggage!
At the age of 8, a choir singer and now a choirmaster, she studied piano, guitar and sang at the Francofolies de Spa, Montreal, at "Voix de Fête" in Geneva, for a young audience show company. or in a crazy vocal quartet. It is even found in the heart of "Pause", a concept that consists in tuning his heartbeat on standards Tom Jobim, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington ...
Trained in jazz vocals with Michele Hendricks, Roger Letson, Thierry Peala, Eduardo Lopes, Loïs Le Van, Norma Winstone and David Linx, she also participated in the international Voicingers vocal jazz competition in Poland.
She lived in England, Bordeaux, New Zealand and Paris, before landing in Marseille, south of France, five years ago. Not far from the creeks that inspired her "entre ciel et mer".
The album was released in the spring. A season favorable for the hatching of the seeds.
Where "Nature" regains its rights ...