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Will Clements: Compass

Will Clements: Compass

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Vocalist Will Clements explores themes of love through a queer lens on his third album, COMPASS. Having spent significant time in Montreal, Paraguay, and Vancouver, Clements brings influences from these places into a new collection of compositions and arrangements, ranging from traditional swing music to South American-inspired sounds.

Clements was mentored through the songwriting process by Juno-nominated bassist Jodi Proznick. His original songs comprise the majority of the album. His stories, lost and found over a decade, weave through many moods while keeping root in mainstream vocal jazz.

"Charming and easy-going [...] thoroughly engaging" - Dave Sumner, The Best Jazz on Bandcamp.

"Joyful, poetic, and subtly rhythmic" - Thierry De Clemensat, Paris Move.

CD: 2-panel eco-sleeve case in plastic protector. Manufactured in USA. Fulfilled from Canada.

Digital: your choice of these file formats:

  • MP3 (44.1 kHz, 320 kbps)
  • WAV (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)
  • FLAC (44.1 kHz, 16-bit)

Track sequence:

1. On A Clear Day [4:28]
2. Trails [4:07]
3. Compass [4:14]
4. Your Eyes (feat. Rachel Therrien) [5:11]
5. Seaglider [4:45]
6. Walkin' With Cool Style (feat. Atley King) [04:20]
7. Montréal [4:33]
8. Interlude [0:33]
9. Back to Black [3:44]
10. Lookout [3:39]

Total time: 39:34

Album credits:

Will Clements - vocals
Jodi Proznick - bass
Miles Black - piano, keyboard
Alvin Brendan - guitar
Todd Stewart - drums
Allison Au - saxophone
Rachel Therrien, trumpet, flugelhorn
Atley King - vibraphone

Photography by Laura Harvey
Recorded at Monarch Studios, 2022
Additional mixing and mastering at Demitone Studios, 2022
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by David Sikula
Assistant engineer: Lilli Carr
Compositional support: Jodi Proznick
Production assistance by Ben Dadoun, Chiara Susanto, Kaya Kurz, Eric Hadley

With love and gratitude to ma famille, Louise Cournoyer, Steve Clements, and Eric Hadley

All music and lyrics © 2023 William Cournoyer Clements (SOCAN) except:

  • “On a Clear Day” © 1965-2023 Burton Lane / Chappell & Co. (ASCAP) & Alan Jay Lerner / Est. of Alan Jay Lerner Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
  • “Back to Black” © 2006-2023 Amy Winehouse / EMI Blackwood Music (BMI) & Mark Ronson / BMG Platinum Songs US (BMI)
  • “Walkin’ with Cool Style” © 2023 Atley King (SOCAN) & William Cournoyer Clements (SOCAN)
  • "Interlude" © 2023 Miles Black (SOCAN)
℗ 2023 Will Clements under non-exclusive license to Chernoff Music
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
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