"Félix Jazz creation album of the year"
Julie’s latest album "Opus jazz" has just won the prize "Jazz creation album of the year" at the most recent ADISQ gala 2012. Alone at the piano, she is revisiting favourite pieces from the classical music repertoire but in her own jazz way. In a selection ranging from Rachmaninoff and Debussy to Bach, Ravel, Chopin, Handel, Brahms, Fauré and André Mathieu, Julie achieves musical cohesion between her current jazz environment and the classical world of her youth.
Reflecting her intensity, drive and undeniable creativity, these arrangements (sometimes surprising but always sweet) reveal true depth and amazing dexterity.
Born of her wide and varied musical knowledge, this third album represents another step on the road to success for this already highly accomplished musician. It provides definitive proof that she is one of the most brilliant pianists in Québec today, one whom reviewers already see as a member of Québec’s jazz elite
Her sense of swing is that of an authentic jazzwoman, her choruses imaginative and her phrasing luminous
Henri Marchal – Nice Matin
….Julie Lamontagne offers engaging compositions from a tightly welded trio…
Philippe Renaud – La Presse
…One of our most gifted jazz pianists, male or female….a true artist’s sensibility …a musician who has perfectly integrated the acoustic trio sound …her feats of virtuosity have led us to believe that Julie Lamontagne has the potential for greatness.
Alain Brunet – La Presse