Ana Gazzola & Sonia Santos: Brasil Brazil 2
Jobim’s "Aguas de Março" represents the duo’s light, bright vocal style, as they run through phrase after phrase of call & response. From a natural setting, the song is impressionistic and allows the pair to balance syncopation with meaningful phrasing. The up-tempo folk song "Tililingo," while suitable for happy feet, includes the sounds of accordion and acoustic guitar. Gazzola and Santos blend in close harmony, matching their articulation with the band’s percussive rhythms. "Fest na Floresta" brings the ensemble closer to jazz, with its driving rhythm, unique berimbau timbre, and subtle vocal improvisation. The mood is one of general celebration, but with relaxed participants. It’s convincing. The happiness Gazzola and Santos exude is contagious.
Track Listing: Batucada; Tristeza; Ponteio; Mediterr
Personnel: Ana Gazzola- vocals, add acoustic guitar on "Funk da Banda;" Sonia Santos- vocals; Grecco Buratto- acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar; Tamir Hendelman, Rashid Lanie- keyboards; Rafael Lima- electric bass; Cristiano Bertolucci- drums; Cassio Duarte- programming, percussion; Mestre Cabral- repinique, caixa, tamborins, apito; Claudinho Smile- surdo, pandeiro, berimbau; Edinho da cuica- cuica; Z
Record Label: Yellow Green Productions