Renée Yoxon ©Brett Delmage, 2009
Renée Yoxon ©Brett Delmage, 2009

Ottawa jazz vocalist Renée Yoxon will release her first CD at a concert on Friday, October 1, 2010. OttawaJazzScene.ca Editor Alayne McGregor interviewed her and guitarist René Gely together about the making the album. The interview was a lot of fun for us. We learned many interesting details on how the album came to be and about both of them.

Clearly, Renée and René have a great rapport and had a lot of fun making Let's Call it a Day. After you hear what they have to say in the interview, we think you'll be as eagerly awaiting the concert on Friday as we are, with some insider tips as to what to listen for as a bonus.

Listen to the podcast [mp3,  30 minutes,  14 MB]      link updated

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Our previous podcast interview with Renée: "a jazz aesthetic is what you make of it"

A look and listen inside Theo Bleckmann's masterclass with Renée Yoxon

Some excerpts from the interview

Renée

I thought that René would be a really great start to the series.

What drew me to René's playing was his creativeness behind everything... it just blew me away

The standards have been my vehicle of choice for that art.

I hope [the audience will] enjoy the instrumentation. I really don't think I've seen a 'two-guitar and vocal' group before.

René Gely plays the melodica - which Renée wouldn't allow on her first album. ©Brett Delmage, 2010
René Gely plays the melodica - which Renée wouldn't allow on her first album. ©Brett Delmage, 2010

 

 

 

René Gely

I noticed that she was taking lots of chances... and making great music.

For our first show together... it was a baptism by fire.

I really wanted the guitar to be a dialogue with the vocalist

The combination with her vocal approach and my guitar approach clicked from the very beginning.

...that's the story of that tune!

This guy [Mike Rud] can really play jazz.

 

 

 

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