Rachel Beausoleil

Rachel's Music

Brazz

The Dawning

Close to my Heart

Trille des voix

Brazz is a culmination of Rachel Beausoleil’s studies on Brazilian music. In duo, trio and quintet formation, she performs classics from the Brazilian popular music repertoire. Brazz features guitarists Garry Elliott and Evandro Gracelli, percussionists Liz Hanson and Angel Araos, Jasmin Lalande on woodwinds, and Sílvio Módolo on electric bass.

Track List:

  1. Quebra-mar (Dorival Caymmi/Paulo César Pinheiros) 6:19
  2. Ouça (Maysa) 5:40
  3. Canção do sal (Milton Nascimento) 5:45
  4. Última Forma (Baden Powell/Paulo César Pinheiros) 3:55
  5. Retrato em branco e preto (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Chico Buarque de Hollanda) 3:47
  6. As rosas não falam (Cartola) 5:17
  7. Construção (Chico Buarque de Hollanda) 5:59
  8. O bêbado e a equilibrista (João Bosco/Aldir Blanc) 5:28
  9. Carinhoso (Pixinguinha/João de Barro) 3:56
  10. Tico tico no fubá (Zequinha de Abreu) 2:51

Credits:

Rachel Beausoleil – vocal cords 
Angel Araos – percussion 
Garry Elliott – guitar 
Evandro Gracelli – guitars
Liz Hanson – percussion
Jasmin Lalande – woodwinds
Sílvio Módolo – electric bass 
Normand Glaude – sound
Photography – Amiel Beausoleil-Morrison
Hair and makeup – Rhiannon Beausoleil-Morrison
Graphic design  – Standard Media

The Dawning offers songs from Canada, the United States, Cuba, Belgium, France, Russia and Brazil. These songs of intense love and obsessive passion touch on themes of love, nature, hope, and inspiration. Teaming up with Yves Laroche on piano and Tom Posner on double bass, Rachel remakes standard tunes into luscious voyages in and of themselves. Rachel sings in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

Track List

  1. Aquarius (Galt MacDermot/James Rado/Gerome Ragni) 5:36
  2. Come Fly With Me (Jimmy Van Heusen/ Sammy Cahn) 4:52
  3. Ne me quitte pas (Jacques Brel) 4:04
  4. Everything Must Change (Bernard Ighner) 6:12
  5. Ochi Chernye (Dark Eyes)(Florian Hermann/Yevhen Hrebinka) 3:28
  6. So In Love (Cole Porter) 5:17
  7. Évangéline (Michel Conte) 7:50
  8. Dindi (Antonio Carlos Jobim/Ray Gilbert) 4:49
  9. Obsesión (Pedro Flores) 4:15
  10. La mer (Charles Trenet/Albert Lasry) 5:08
  11. A Child Is Born (Thad Jones) 3:39
  12. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) 5:17
  13. Climb Every Mountain (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II) 5:12

Credits:

Rachel Beausoleil – vocal cords
Yves Laroche – piano
Thomas Posner – double bass
René Gely and Normand Glaude – soun
Photography – Jeff Ngan and Frédéric Daty
Graphic design – Jeff Ngan

Close to my Heart is a rich collection of ballads in various world styles. Jazz standards, Latin boleros, French chansons and an original tune by Rachel Beausoleil, are all especially arranged by Canadian jazz hero Roddy Ellias. Ellias supplies the beautiful guitar accompaniment, along with Fraser Hollins on the bass, and Matt Pencer on drums. Rachel sings in English, French and Spanish.

Track List

  1. Contigo en la distancia (César Portillo de la Luz) 5:50
  2. Les uns contre les autres (Michel Berger/Luc Plamondon) 4:20
  3. Do Not Tell the Truth (Rachel Beausoleil) 3:18
  4. Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 6:18
  5. Les moulins de mon cœur (Michel Legrand/Eddy Marnay) 7:00
  6. Save Your Love For Me (Buddy Johnson) 5:34
  7. Besame mucho (Consuelo Velazquez) 6:45
  8. The Summer Knows (Michel Legrand/Marilyn and Alan Bergman) 3:08
  9. My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) 5:30
  10. Drume negrita (Bola de nieve) 3:17

Credits:

Rachel Beausoleil – vocal cords
Roddy Ellias – guitar
Fraser Hollins – bass
Matt Pencer – drums 
George Doxas – sound
Photography – Ian Beausoleil-Morrison
Graphic design – Serge Duguay

Trille des voix is a passion project for francophone and French-Immersion children. It is a unique collection of 91 tracks for all seasons. Most of the songs are composed by teachers specializing in Waldorf education, and given freely to generations of Waldorf students and teachers. CD purchase includes a digital lyric book, so families can sing along with their children at home. 

Trille des voix was produced by Rachel Beausoleil, in collaboration with Marc Delannoy and Kevin Hassell, all of whom have been parents, educators and musicians for Trille des bois public school in Ottawa, Canada. Note: This is not a jazz album. Songs are all in French and sung in high-pitched voice appealing to younger children

Track List

  1. La ronde du pain
  2. Chantons les quatre saisons
  3. Michäel, lumière du ciel
  4. Voici l’automne
  5. Je marche avec ma lanterne
  6. C’est l’Avent
  7. Une fleur m’a dit : C’est Noël aujourd’hui
  8. La marche des rois
  9. C’est l’hiver, le froid pique
  10. Le vent de mars
  11. Dis-moi beau printemps
  12. Danse du mai
  13. La fourmi et l’escargot
  14. La paix du soir

Credits:

Rachel Beausoleil – producer, vocal cords, percussion
Kevin Hassell – pentatonic, alto and tenor recorders, guitar, voice, xylophone
Marc Delannoy – guitar, voice
Ken Kanwisher, David Cain – sound
Amiel and Rhiannon Beausoleil-Morrison – painting and photography
Graphic design – Standard Media Services

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