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Ask Her

by Jeannette Lambert

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Givre 03:56
All of the rain that fell down upon my old home has washed all the years that I loved you from the memories I have All of the tears I shed when you were beside me have cleared all the hopes that I had of a life with you alone do you remember all that you told me after you left me with a broken heart could you imagine all that it could be when you returned here after years apart? All of the winters past as you sailed southward have frozen the world 'round my heart like the ice upon the shore
Someone Else 03:26
When he tells you all he wants to know is how you could have met and loved someone before When he tells you boldly not to go because he has arrived and you'll have so much more Will you tell him he's too late too late to tell your heart which eyes will make you falter? Can he understand that all your love could never stop and wait and he's arrived too late?
Dreamcatcher 05:13
As the sounds of night are calling you can hear the water falling over by the river of your dreams down the flowing path you've taken moving softly, not to waken all the sleeping spirits of the night Nothing ever mattered like you thought it did now you've found the place where wishes live As you swim towards the daybreak spinning once or twice for my sake tell me nothing real is what it seems the river of your dreams
Ask Her 03:45
With a toss of her head she had won the game that I, had I known, would not have started with a smile and a shrug, I gave you up to one who knew all along that we had parted As she walks hand in hand by your side I can't think now how I ever introduced you Can't you see in her eyes the telltale signs and all the lies of the woman of the woman who seduced you? If you think that I'm wrong and I care too much I'll never speak of it again Not a word will I say and when you touch I'll just slip silently away All I want is for you to be warned She's never loved any man without disaster Everyone that she knows has told me so and if you don't believe me, you should ask her
Sintra Song 01:32
A single word was all you had to have said to me a simple phrase that would have said it all so simply now all I do is that I try to imagine you telling me what I knew hearing those words from you Do you remember after all of the time that's past? Can love so fragile be a love that was meant to last? As I wait haunted by a vision of what has been knowing that I still dream how little words can mean
Alfama 03:37
As you walk the narrow road that winds along and breaks into a hundred homes on every side hearing songs behind the doors a haunting voice of someone from another time is heard by you if you knew then would you sing it too? Yellow birds in every tree and seven cats that dance beneath the hollow wall that hides the view if you had a million years would that be all you'd need to find the secret that is hidden here? Then would you tell me too if you knew?
One fateful night you danced right past me in the dark as other dancers drew apart you stood and made a toast to the band that played with your champagne you never gave a second glance as I tried desperately to dance with someone else who had no chance Why do I think of you so constantly? Someone who is so cold to me? Who never gave a thought to me? Who loves my oldest friend from childhood?
Reminders 04:50
Salobreña 03:19
the sound of bells in distant hills the sound of wheels upon the cobblestones these are the memories that your home has left with me summer sun that warms and blinds me so binds me to all the things that we both knew the glow of fields of burning sugarcane as we walk by the sea awhile is just a memory that your home has left with me half a moon behind a mountainside where I cried knowing I could never stay
When I'd gone through all the things you'd said when I pictured every moment that I'd known you in my head still you had escaped me still I saw you as a mystery like a tragic epic novel left unread now that I've returned to our hometown now I see you as you're passing on the street were we first met will I ever know you will we stop as some old friends do will the wall around our secrets crumble down
When I arrived at the party You were standing alone by an open window when you looked up and you saw me and you held up your hand 1ike a signal I should know I started back as if to go you turned and stared out at the snow as it fell in the garden in the blue of the night when the air is frozen voices were laughing beside me as I wandered away from the room that held you Why do you pretend you've never seen how much alone I've always been?


This is the first digital release of this newly mastered recording from 1994, a collection of songs with lyrics by Jeannette Lambert and music by the members of the band. These are torch songs and love songs coloured by the spirits of place with hints Spain, Portugal and Quebec.


released October 19, 2020

Jeannette Lambert, voice, Reg Schwager, guitar, Kiki Misumi, cello, Michel Lambert, drums. With guests Herbie Spanier, trumpet, Michael Stuart, saxophone and John McGarvie, violin.

Lyrics by Jeannette Lambert, compositions by Jeannette, Michel Lambert and Reg Schwager.

Recorded January 18, 19, 1994.

Blog post: nette.ca/jeannette/2021/02/10/ask-her-streaming-release/

Reviews (translated from Japanese):

Nihon Sheizai Kimbun: "I am amazed by the deep emotion that only excellent vocals have. Is it a transparent drop of distilled various emotions of life? What is human and what is life? Lambert is an extremely rare singer who talks about this."

Jazz Tokyo "A rare vocal gem with an ennui atmosphere and a mysterious freshness in the whole story"

Jazz JAPAN "The" sound experience "that I have been exposed to various music such as punk, reggae, and free jazz since I was young is pulsing as a wonderful result in her singing voice.-This work is a progressive vocal.・ A good work that fans must listen to. ”

Jazz Critique, feature article


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Jeannette Lambert Montreal, Québec

Living creatively through jazz and intuition guides my life as a jazz singer and composer. As a Dutch-Indonesian immigrant raised in Northern Ontario, free jazz, sound poetry, and dreamwork allows me the greatest creative expression. My latest project, Genius Loci North, is instantly composed with my trio, Reg Schwager on guitar, Michel Lambert on drums and percussion. I live in Montreal, Quebec. ... more

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