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Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air

Read "Like Water, Like Air" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Moscow-born/San Francisco-based vocalist Masha Campagne's highly anticipated Like Water, Like Air follows her exciting debut, Caminhos Cruzados--Crossroads (Self Produced, 2007), building on a strong foundation of gorgeous Brazilian music. A devotee of the genre, Campagne continues her longtime association with piano master Weber Iago--a guiding force of her first endeavor and co-producer of this date--in crafting another beautiful portrait of the Brazilian sound.While delivering new and outstanding renditions of such standards and classics like “It Could Happen To ...

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Masha Campagne: Like Water, Like Air

Read "Like Water, Like Air" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Masha Campagne may hail from Moscow and live in San Francisco, but she's a Brazilian at heart. Campagne, who first encountered jazz through her musical grandfather's record collection and performances, left her native land and settled in the Bay Area in the early '90s. She took in all of the aural wonders of the area, performing, teaching and absorbing music, and eventually gained some well-deserved recognition, winning a Downbeat Student Music Award. This opened some doors, leading to important ...

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Masha Campagne: Cahminhos Cruzados = Crossroads

Read "Cahminhos Cruzados = Crossroads" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

To Masha Campagne, singer of Brazilian music, English as a second language was likely a necessity. However it was not Portuguese, but Russian, that was her native tongue. This new album gives a very good indication of how fluid her Portuguese is as she navigates the very tricky lyrics of Dorival Caymmi's “Doralice," originally sung by Joao Gilberto's on the famous collaboration Getz/Gilberto (Verve, 1963), with tenor saxophonist Stan Getz..

Campagne was born in Russia and ...

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Masha Campagne: Caminhos Cruzados = Crossroads

Read "Caminhos Cruzados = Crossroads" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Almost all jazz artists have an interesting back story, and vocalist Masha Campagne is no exception. Originally from Russia, she began her formal musical education in the classical European tradition with studies in cello and piano at Moscow's Gnessin State Musical College. She was introduced to American jazz via her grandfather's record collection that included albums by Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae.Campagne moved to San Francisco in 1991 and jumped into the ...


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