Sol da Capital is a long-awaited full-length album of original jazz songs by award-nominated Canadian producer and singer-songwriter Rachel Beausoleil, and Brazilian guitarist-composer Evandro Gracelli.
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.
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.
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.
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
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