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LIVE REVIEWS

Sergio Mendes with Eliane Elias at New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Jazz Meets Samba Sergio Mendes with Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour and Joe Lovano New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, New Jersey November 8, 2013 On a double-billed evening dedicated to the music of Brazil, pianist Eliane Elias kicked off the first set with an up-tempo take on Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Só Danço Samba" backed by her touring band, which was rounded out by Marc Johnson (bass), Mauricio Zottarelli (drums) and ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Sergio Mendes: Oceano

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Sergio Mendes seems to one of those artists who has been around forever with his wonderful bands Brazil '66, '74, '77, each depicting an era of evolution in the world of popular Brazilian music. Sergio fans will remember the classic Lennon and McCartney “Fool on the hill" performed on a number of his earlier albums with vocalists Bonnie Bowden and his wife-to-be, Gracinha Leporace. His latest outing “Oceano" features one of Brazil's rising stars Ricardo Silveira whose own ...