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Live Review

Ivan Lins at Jazz Alley

Read "Ivan Lins at Jazz Alley" reviewed by Jason West

Those with high expectations of Ivan Lins were likely disappointed with his opening night performance at Jazz Alley on Friday, May 6. A bad cold severely hampered Lins' singing voice, confining it to rare moments of musical brilliance; and while his illness was unfortunate, his lack of professionalism onstage was much harder to forgive.At age 60, dressed extra-casual in a sweat suit and sneakers, the popular Brazilian singer/composer/pianist was making his first Jazz Alley appearance in seven years--an event ...


Live Review

Ivan Lins, Cubanismo at The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Read "Ivan Lins, Cubanismo at The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival" reviewed by Bob Jacobson

First, some words about the festival itself. This five day program would be impressive in any location but in a city of under 80,000 makes it even moreso. This is a totally free program sponsored by the City of Wilmington (Delaware)with support from eighteen businesses. This year's program included Lou Donaldson, Jazz Messengers alumni, Nnenna Freelon, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Alex Bugnon, Najee, Earl Klugh, Patti Austin and David Sanborn. After Saturday night's concert the festival promotes a “Jazz Loop," offering free ...


Live Review

A Love Affair: Tribute to Ivan Lins

Read "A Love Affair: Tribute to Ivan Lins" reviewed by David Adler

Carnegie Hall New York, NY October 2000

Telarc Records recently put out a compilation disc honoring the Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins. Titled A Love Affair, it features some of America’s biggest pop and jazz names, including Sting, Dianne Reeves, Vanessa Williams, and Chaka Khan. Producing and directing the affair is keyboardist Jason Miles, the brains behind Telarc’s recent Weather Report tribute. While the record, and Lins’s music generally, tends toward “smooth jazz" at times, ...


Album Review

Ivan Lins: Meus Momentos

Read "Meus Momentos" reviewed by Paula Edelstein

The distinct characteristics of Brazil’s top MPB star Ivan Lins’ music emanates with sophistication and true romanticism on Meus Momentos, a pure, Brazilian, contemporary jazz trophy. A master of harmonic progression and the syncretism of the different regions that make up Latin America, the award-winning singer, keyboardist and composer exceeds expectations with his reflective vocals, the use of varied accompaniment textures and harmonic motion to resolve dissonant chords often heard in works with jazz piano. The romantic classics, (sung in ...


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