being notable examples. Vancouver-native Jaclyn Guillou is a multi-talented performer (song, dance and stage) who has carved out both an Old and New World presence. She released her first recording in 2011, To The City, a collection of standards are original compositions. She follows this recording with the present The Lover's Walk where she commands creation of seven probing compositions recorded in Belgium with her European quartet (she sported a Canadian quintet on her previous disc).
The Lover's Walk is a slim collection, perhaps too slim to be called an album but too long to be considered an EP (kind of like a "little big band"). It is a moody piece of work ranging from the Norma Winstone
' spacious flourishes. Guillou sings spaciously, floating above her piano partner, sometimes forcefully emotive, sometimes sotto voce.
"Sometimes" is an assertive, up-tempo piece approximating the sophisticated urban-pace of traffic, propelled by Weijters' rolling block chords. The pianst gets his blues chops on effectively. The disc ends on the most traditionally harmonic piece, "Goodbye December." Guillou gives a reverent performance well supported by Weijters. This is the sound of genre crossover at its most successful.
Track Listing: The Lover’s Walk; Burning Question; If You; Restless; The Road;
Sometimes; Goodbye December.