Artist: Amy McConnell and William Sperandei
Year Of Release: 2016
Format: FLAC (tracks)
01. Where Do I Begin?
03. Dance Me to the End of Love
04. Wild Is Love
05. Ne Me Quitte Pas
06. On the Street Where You Live
07. If I Fell
08. Petite Fleur
10. Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
11. Don’t Forget Me
12. I Wish You Love
13. Une Histoire D’amour
Jazz singer Amy McConnell and trumpet player William Sperandei have followed up their JUNO nominated debut album Stealing Genius with an even more arresting offering, Accomplice.
Accomplice sees the pair taking on repertoire from composers of the 60s and 70s like Legrand, Brel, Loewe & Mancini. McConnell and Sperandei push the stylistic boundaries of jazz by taking these much loved, complex melodies and putting them in a fresh context influenced by the sound of vintage French pop and electronica. Their groovy takes on favourites like L-O-V-E, Where Do I Begin? and Wild Is Love embrace non-traditional jazz rhythms and instrumentation to dramatic and compelling effect.