Eliane Elias: Kissed By Nature (2002)
An equally accomplished pianist as well, she swings with grace and style on selections such as “A Volte” and “September” which features nice horn arrangements. Her talent is also revealed in her choice of musicians with Randy Brecker and Rick Margitza on horns, Marc Johnson on bass, Joey Baron on drums, and percussionist Paola Braga. The sound is rich and the rhythms exotic and memorable. Elias pours out enticing vocal and piano lines on the groove oriented “Balance” and the ultra cool title selection “Kissed by Nature” which sounds like a Sade throwback. The recording concludes with two funky bonus track remixes produced by the popular Brazilian DJ team BossaCucaNova.
Track Listing: 1. Kissed By Nature 2. A Volta 3. Manhattan 4. Apareceu 5. Perere 6. Where Did You Go 7. Balance 8. Djavan Medley 9. October 10.September 11.Luar 12.Kissed By Nature (Bossacucanova Remix) 13.Balance (Bossacucanova Remix)
Personnel: Eliane Elias - piano, vocals; Randy Brecker - trumpet; Rick Margitza - saxophone; Marc Johnson - bass; Joey Baron - drums; Paola Braga - percussion; BossaCucaNova - DJ mixing
Record Label: RCA Victor