Patrice Jégou: If It Ain’t Love

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Patrice Jégou is a singer’s singer. The Canadian vocalist’s new CD, If It Ain’t Love, is a diverse album that showcases her wide-ranging talents.

For this ambitious project, Patrice recruited some of the world’s top arrangers. They include Jorge Calandrelli (Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett), John Clayton (The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Diana Krall), and Mark Kibble of Take 6. She also enlisted heavyweights David Paich of Toto, and celebrated L.A. studio pianist Mike Lang.

Jégou swings on her collaborations with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. On tunes like Waltz For Debby and Estate, arranged by Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated Jorge Calandrelli, she takes a more sensitive approach. But she can also get her groove on, and we hear that in the funky Allen Toussaint tune Yes We Can, Can arranged by David Paich of Toto, that features gospel diva Tàta Vega.

If It Ain’t Love was recorded at the famed Capitol Studios and United Recording in Los Angeles. Jégou was elated when two titans of the music industry agreed to come on board: legendary recording engineers Don Murray and Al Schmitt. And the results are impressive.

If It Ain’t Love is a stunning platform for Jégou’s vocal gifts. Visit patricejegou.com for more information.

This article was produced with the assistance of the artist