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by Michael P. Gladstone
Led by vocalist/pianist/percussionist Susan Pereira, the group Sabor Brasil offers a debut album with the addition of guests including guitarist Romero Lubambo, harmonicist Hendricks Meurkens and trumpeter Claudio Roditi. Founded in 1991 by Pereira and her husband, drummer Vanderlei Pereira, Sabor Brasil has been making itself known at New York clubs like 55 Bar, Zinc and Birdland--venues that shed light on many new and exciting jazz acts. Prior to working with this group, Pereira had built a deep resume in ...read more
by Dr. Judith Schlesinger
This is the long-awaited first recording for Sabor Brasil, the Brazilian jazz group that's been delighting American audiences since 1991. It's also a sampling of the considerable talents of Susan Pereira, which include singing, composing, arranging, producing, and playing both piano and percussion. But this ain't no vanity project: Pereira is an exceptionally gifted musician who sings with grace and perfect pitch, plays with passion and flair, and writes beautifully. Her band melds the rhythms of Brazil with the sensibilities ...read more