Geovane Santos

Label: G7b5 Music
Released: 2022
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1 – Acerola Madura (Geovane Santos) 2 – Your Song (Geovane Santos) 3 – Ciranda (Geovane Santos) 4 – O Soprar dos Ventos da Serra do Curral (Geovane Santos) 5 – Um Dia De Domingo (Geovane Santos) 6 – Brazilian Elegy / Elegia Brasileira (Geovane Santos) 7 – Samburá (Geovane Santos) 8 – Ipê (Geovane Santos) 9 – Arôu (Geovane Santos) 10 – What Did You Say? (Geovane Santos) 11 – Valsa Metropolitana (Geovane Santos) 12 – Savassi (Rodolfo Padilla / Geovane Santos) 13 – Lavender Street Parade (Geovane Santos)


Album Description

Ciranda is an Ibero-Afro-Brazilian music genre and folkloric tradition that can encompass nursery rhymes, lullabies, proverbs, and circle dances. While widely known as an asset for early childhood education, this tradition is also performed by adults as a manifestation of urban folklore in some parts of Brazil. This song was written as a tribute to both of my grandmothers Maria and Tereza. My lyrics can be interpreted as a letter from me to each of them, an elegiac chant or a prayer honoring my deceased grandmother Maria (1927-2005), or a phone/video call with my living grandmother Tereza (1930- ). Nostalgia and longing are the words that summarize the overall feeling expressed in this song, I use the words Saudade (longing), distância (distance), Contar Historias (Story Telling) in the sense of exploring their literal and metaphorical connotations in response to the intended contextual lyrical symbolism. Naming this song Ciranda is, by all means, a reference to my grandmothers' upbringing singing and dancing cirandas in the countryside of Minas Gerais, their deep empirical knowledge about life, plants and spirituality, and the importance of their teachings on my own formation as a human being. "Ciranda", the record, is the first album I release that exclusively carries my original work. The thirteen compositions here are old and new, "Savassi" and "Valsa Metropolitana" were written in 2007 when I first started learning how to play jazz back in Belo Horizonte, "Arôu!", "Acerola Madura", "What Did You Say?" were written in 2016 while I was getting my masters in Jazz Studies at the University of New Orleans, and "Brazilian Elegy" was written early 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. "Ciranda" is the culmination of the increasingly harmonic and compositional knowledge / techniques I acquired along the years playing improvised music. The album showcases samples of the music genres I have engaged with over twenty-two years of my life playing music professionally. The genres covered here are string quartet music; traditional jazz; samba jazz; bossa nova; neo soul; R&B; singer songwriter; and gypsy jazz. Produced by Geovane Santos Recorded at The Embassy Studios in New Orleans Recording Dates: Jul 16th ; Aug 20th & 27th; Oct 15th & 22nd; Nov 5th 12th & 19th 2021 Engineer: Andy Lerner Mixing The Embassy Studios New Orleans Engineer: Cameron Smith Mastering by Edward Petersen

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


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