Melanie de Biasio - Montreal Jazz Festival

MELANIE DE BIASIO; This Belgian siren turned the jazz world upside down with her breathtaking album, No Deal. Singer-flautist Mélanie De Biasio summons the suspended pop style of Talk Talk, the erudite blues of Nina Simone, the eminent lyricism of Jeff Buckley and the ambience of Portishead and Pink Floyd, all of it pierced by majestic moments of silence. Her deep, shaded voice seems to have come from Elsewhere, casting an ethereal spell that has earned her the nickname 'the Belgian Billie Holiday.' Magic! Melanie de Biasio (lead); Pascal Paulus (vintage synths); Pascal Mohy (piano); Samuel Gerstmans (double bass) (53 min)