Hollywood, CA (December 19, 2018)—Canadian professional figure skater turned accomplished singer Patrice Jégou recently recorded songs for her upcoming sophomore album If It Ain't Love, scheduled for release March 2019, at United Recording in Hollywood
Reflecting on the sessions at United Recording, Jégou commented, "Recording at United has been a thrilling experience, both professionally and personally. Furthermore, the staff went above and beyond to make me feel at ease, which truly enhanced the creative process."
Jégou, a trained classical mezzo-soprano, tapped five arrangers for this project, including Jorge Calandrelli, John Clayton, Mark Kibble, David Paich and Mike Lang. She is also accompanied by Lang on piano and Rhodes, Kevin Axt on bass, John Robinson on drums, Larry Koonse and Michael Thompson on guitar, Luis Conte on percussion, Grammy-award winning a cappella group Take 6 and the inimitable Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.
The album blends jazz and pop, comprising big band, orchestral arrangements, power ballads and a cappella adaptations. The preview video showcases Jégou's rendition of "Estate," which she sings in its original Italian. The song was recorded and mixed by Don Murray and Al Schmitt and features a full orchestra that was arranged, conducted and produced by Calandrelli, an Oscar nominee and Grammy Award-winner.
Calandrelli has worked with some of the world's greatest artists including Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett. "Working with Patrice has been a delight from the very beginning; she is an amazing artist and musician," he commented.
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