Térez Montcalm is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She describes herself as "a jazz singer with a very 'rock' attitude". As a musician Montcalm sings and plays acoustic guitar, which she has played since a young age, as well as playing double bass. Her influences include artists from a variety of genres, including Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley and Billie Holliday and her music has been compared to that of Edith Piaf and Janis Joplin. Her career started in 1981 and during her early years as a musician, she performed as a warm-up act for bands such as Cowboy Junkies. As of October 2009, she has released five studio albums. Her first album, Risque was released in 1994 and saw Montcalm nominated for five ADISQ awards in 1995. The tour following the release of the album consisted of over 100 shows in Canada and around Europe. Her second album, Parle Pas Si Fort was brought out in 1997 and this was followed by an eponymous album in 2002. In 2005, she released the album Voodoo, her first sung in the English language. The album achieved a peak position of #43 in the French albums chart, and was on the chart for 30 weeks. Her most recent album, Connection, fared even better in France, reaching a top position of #37 on 3 October 2009.
2005 - Voodoo
Térez is a jazz musician who's always been true to her style and originality. Co-producer Michel Cusson arranged and orchestrated this album to complement and blend with Térez's distinctive style. Here are Térez's interpretations of some classic favorites. In addition, Térez's song-writing skills are showcased on three tracks. Along with a group of musical colleagues, Térez creates a program that will delight fans of her beautiful and unique voice, her creative stylings, and her talented contributions on guitar and bass. - amazon.com
TRACKS: 01. Love 02. Growing Stronger 03. Sweet Dreams 04. Shattered 05. Close Your Eyes 06. Parce Que Y'a Toi... 07. Voodoo Child 08. I Want To Be Around 09. For Heaven's Sake 10. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
11. How Sweet It Is 12. Be Anything
2009 - Connection
A subtle mix of personal compositions, rock covers and jazz standards.
TRACKS: 01. Connection 02. Where The Streets Have No Name 03. Le Requin Danse 04. C'est Magnifique 05. My Baby Just Cares For Me 06. Je N'Attendais Que Toi 07. Private Lies 08. Si Je T'ai Décu 09. Risque 10. I'll Be Seeing You 11. C'est Extra 12. Comme Je Suis 13. E Penso A Te
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