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Ivan Lins: My Heart Speaks

Read "My Heart Speaks" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Brazilian singer and composer Ivan Lins has recorded about fifty albums since 1970 but has not recorded one in over ten years. Now, this multiple Latin Grammy-Award winner remerges with the superb and inviting My Heart Speaks, perhaps the most impressive and lush recording of his long, distinguished career. An important feature here is the extraordinary collaboration with the 91-piece Tblisi Symphony Orchestra, the most popular orchestra from the Republic of Georgia in Eastern Europe, under the direction of Maestro ...

Album Review

Ivan Lins: My Heart Speaks

Read "My Heart Speaks" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

My Heart Speaks opens with “Renata Maria," the song of a ravishing woman who emerges from the sea then disappears, leaving her would-be lover to yearn eternally. Ivan Lins composed the piece in 2004 with Chico Buarque in mind (punningly calling it a “Buarquiana brasileira"). Buarque invented the narrative later, presenting his lyric to Lins as a gift, upon the birth of his first grandchild. Kuno Schmid's score sets the scene. Warm orchestral waves wash over Lins' impassioned ...

Radio & Podcasts

Ed Cherry, Jim Self, Eric Gloletz & Tawanda

Read "Ed Cherry, Jim Self, Eric Gloletz & Tawanda" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From a gem on the jazz vocalist front, we begin the 787th episode of Neon Jazz with Tawanda. From there, we hear from a major influence on her in Anita O'Day. We also get a host of new tunes to begin 2023 with John Bailey, Eric Goletz, Keith O'Rourke and guitarist Ed Cherry. We finish things off with another track from the Jazz is Dead series featuring Garrett Saracho. And remember, jazz is very much alive and well. Dig this ...

Bailey's Bundles

October 2022: Smile

Read "October 2022: Smile" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Tawanda Smile Resonance Records 2022 Tawanda Suessbrich-Joaquim, known professionally as Tawanda, tied for first place in the 9th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition held in June 2021. That is fresh talent. Tawanda won this award only a year after making her stage debut, a feat, surpassed only by the aptitude and maturity revealed on her debut recording, Smile. Tawanda seems to go from zero to belonging in the esteemed company of Veronica ...


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