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Emy Tseng: Sonho

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Fifty-plus years after saxophonist Stan Getz and singer/guitarist Astrud Gilberto captured composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and served up bossa nova for popular consumption, musicians continue to eagerly return to Brazilian classics. Logically, the integration of attractive bossa textures with the Great American Songbook has been another phenomenon. Thus, the bossa nova resource has been incredibly robust and long-lived.With Sonho, her debut CD, Washington, DC-based vocalist Emy Tseng shrewdly embraces and expands the genre by selecting gorgeous material from ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Emy Tseng: Sonho

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Washington, DC-based vocalist Emy Tseng always had music in her life, but it took awhile for her to settle into the role of “Brazilian-based seductress" or “jazz singer." She started on the piano at age four, branched out into singing in high school and continued to explore the vocal arts while knee-deep in academia at Brown University, studying math and physics, and MIT, where she attended graduate school. All the while, Tseng kept on singing, but her focus was on ...


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