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Eden Atwood: Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

Read "Waves: The Bossa Nova Session" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Ever since the 1950's when Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, helped along by the seminal Stan Getz, Joao and Astrud Gilberto 1963 recording, Bossa Nova has been woven into the warp and woof of Latin Jazz. After making three albums with Concord Jazz, vocalist Eden Atwood has switched her allegiance to the Groove Note label and has chosen to make the Bossa Nova the rhythmic foundation for this initial outing. Not all of these tunes rely on Bossa Nova. There ...

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Eden Atwood: Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

Read "Waves:  The Bossa Nova Session" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Eden Atwood is a stylish young woman, an erstwhile model and television actress, a dark-haired, light-eyed beauty blessed with sultry good looks that are displayed in an array of professional model poses on the CD booklet; and if you're of a cynical frame of mind that old “style-over-substance" debate might come to mind when you pick up her new CD, Waves: The Bossa Novs Session" on Groove Note. Put the pictures down and listen, though, and substance wins out, big ...

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Eden Atwood: Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

Read "Waves: The Bossa Nova Session" reviewed by Jim Santella

Her smoky alto voice, perfectly suited for the bossa nova, gives Eden Atwood a natural edge. While she’s been thoroughly trained in the vocal arts, piano and the dramatic arts, Atwood requires no props to deliver her performance. It’s quite natural. Singing of life’s pleasures, she’s at home interpreting the works of Jobim and other sterling composers. In Atwood’s voice, you can see the same down-to-earth qualities that Tom Jobim saw in the young Ipanema woman’s physical persona when he ...


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