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Album Review

Eliane Elias: Quietude

Read "Quietude" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Brazilian-born pianist/vocalist and multi-Grammy-winning artist Eliane Elias returns to her musical roots on Quietude, her 31st album as leader and a follow up to her Grammy Award-winning album Mirror, Mirror (Candid Records, 2021), a duet with the late Chick Corea and Chucho Valdes. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in New York, on this album Elias shares eleven of her own personal favorite bossa nova songs showcasing her sultry Portuguese vocals and relegating her talents on the piano to a ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers

Read "Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Abbie Finn, Eliane Elias, Sara Gazarek, Robin Bramlett, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber with the WDR Big Band, Lia Booth plus a new Leonard Cohen tribute, with birthday shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Jane Bunnett, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Nyro, and Beat poet Fran Landesman, among others. Also Part 4 of selections from Terri Lyne Carrington's book New Standards 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers featuring music by Myra Melford, Marta Sanchez, Tomeka Reid, Kate ...

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Album Review

Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror

Read "Mirror Mirror" reviewed by Jim Worsley


The Chick Corea composition “Mirror Mirror" made its debut on a record led by Joe Henderso. Compelled by the tune's conversational and interactive elements, the astute tenor saxophonist made it the title track. Mirror Mirror (MPS, 1980) featured the rhythm section of Ron Carter and Billy Higgins. Henderson's quartet was, not surprisingly, rounded out by Corea. Gleaned from Snow White—"Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"— Corea's vision is indeed of beauty. Beautiful melodic sensibilities mirrored ...

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Album Review

Eliane Elias: Mirror Mirror

Read "Mirror Mirror" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Pianist and composer Eliane Elias reveals a wonderful reflection of piano madness on the dazzling Mirror Mirror, capturing the mastery of two piano legends and the fabulous key work of a third legend in the making. One can simply not go wrong listening to the late great Chick Corea and Cuban-born master Chucho Valdes providing amazing call and respond to Elias's own keyboard play. The result is compelling, tasteful, light jazz performed with elegance and grace. An album ...

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Catching Up With

Eliane Elias: Chanteuse

Read "Eliane Elias: Chanteuse" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Eliane Elias has glistened across the global music scene since first coming to the United States in 1981, playing fiery jazz, beautiful pop tunes, and warm and charming music from her native Brazil. She became established as a major jazz pianist. But as her career has grown and her popularity has endured, she's become known as something else. Singer. She probably always sang, even as a child and then a child prodigy, studying piano at age ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Here Is The Best Part - You Have a Jazz Heart

Read "Here Is The Best Part - You Have a Jazz Heart" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The final August broadcast included new releases from saxophonists Houston Person and Roxy Coss, pianist Eliane Elias, and The Time Flies featuring Monika Herzig, with birthday shout outs to Dorothy Parker, Carolyn Leigh (pictured), Jimmy Rowles, Wayne Shorter, Mimi Fox and Linda May Han Oh, among others. Also a preview of who was playing in NYC that week.Playlist Nora Germain “The Way You Look Tonight" from Go For It (self released) 00:00 John Depalma “Night In the City" ...

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New York Beat

Eliane Elias: A Study in Longevity

Read "Eliane Elias: A Study in Longevity" reviewed by Nick Catalano


It must be more than 30 years or so since I went to the Blue Note to review a new vocalist/ pianist/ composer/ teacher who had just arrived from São Paulo with a musical entourage and extended family members. Inordinately glamorous and confidently poised, Eliane Elias sat at the piano playing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim whose music was still in ascendancy in the U.S. The performance of this lithesome chanteuse who had begun playing as youngster, was enjoyable ...


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