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Ana Caram: Blue Bossa

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Can the music of maestros like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Kenny Dorham and Ivan Lins, when sung and played well in an authentic Brazilian style, ever grow tiresome or dated? Certainly not on Ana Caram’s latest. The lovely singer and songwriter and an expert studio ensemble make their merry way through some of Brazil’s standard repertoire with close attention to detail, subtlety and the illustrious Brazilian tradition. Miss Caram’s voice is light and sensual and complements these beautiful, wistful melodies with an understated elegance uncommon in "jazz" singing. When she sings about the quiet nights and quiet stars of "Corcovado" we feel like she knows, she’s been there and she has the right to tell us about it, even if we don't understand the language. The musicians here, while never over shadowing Ana, never disappear either. They contribute solid accompaniment, strong rhythmic support and appropriately melodic solos, not unlike the legendary recordings with Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. Nelson Faria’s guitar in particular shines, in solo and rhythm turns. "Fly Me To The Moon", in English and Portugese, is a highlight and a testament to the intimacy of the human voice and the acoustic guitar. "Pura Luz", the lone Caram original on the date is a lovely ballad and a welcome contribution. Soft in tone and tempo, "Blue Bossa" is an ode to romance. Turn the lights down low and share these charming musical moments with the one you love.


Track Listing: 1. Desafinado 2. Blue Bossa 3. Triste 4. Corcovado 5. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce 6. Inutil Paisagem 7. Fly Me To The Moon 8. Anjo De Mim 9. The Telephone Song 10. O Vento 11. So Por Amor 12. Pura Luz

Personnel: Ana Caram, vocals, guitar, Nelson Faria, guitar, Paulo Levi, saxophone, Cliff Korman, electric piano, David Finck/Joe Fitzgerald, bass, Paulo Braga, drums

| Record Label: Chesky Records | Style: Latin/World


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