All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

171

Eden Atwood: Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

By
Published:
Sign in to view read count
Eden Atwood: Waves: The Bossa Nova Session 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 are standards sung pretty much in a straightforward manner, such as "Don't You Know I Care", "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "Once upon a Summertime". The latter tune is done with a higher than usual feel of poignancy. Eden is never going to overwhelm the listener with the strength of her voice. She relies on the subtleties of the vocal art, the slightly off center phrasing, the curious timing, the occasional slur for emphasis and other vocal innovations that set her apart. You hear some of these special effects on such tunes as the slightly Latinized "He's a Carioca", which features the fine guitar of Anthony Wilson (whose contributions to this album should have gotten him equal billing). Wilson also provides the lead in "Brazil" while Atwood moves forward in her usual an almost girlish manner. Considerable the juice is provided by veteran Pete Christlieb's sax on this track.

There is plenty of good to be found on this CD, certainly more than enough to justify adding to one's vocal collection. But now and them one yearns for Atwood and crew to let their respective hair down and let loose with a blast or two. Learn more about Eden at http://www.edenatwood.com.


Track Listing: He's a Carioca; O Pato; Meditation; Girl from Ipanema; Once upon a Summertime; Don't You Know I Care; Waves (Caminos Cruzados); Fool on the Hill; How Deep Is the Ocean; Brazil; It's a Quiet Thing

Personnel: Eden Atwood - Vocals; Bill Cunliffe - Piano/Arrangements; Darek Oles -Bass; Joe LaBarbera - Drums; Anthony Wilson - Guitar; Pete Christlieb - Tenor Sax/Flute; Scott Breadman - Percussion

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Groove Note Records | Style: Vocal


Shop For Jazz

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
[no cover]
Turn Me Loose
SSJ (Sinatra Society of Japan)
2010
buy
[no cover]
This Is Always - The...
SSJ (Sinatra Society of Japan)
2004
buy
This Is Always: Ballad Session
This Is Always:...

2004
buy
Waves:  The Bossa Nova Session
Waves: The Bossa...
Groove Note Records
2002
buy
Waves: The Bossa Nova Session
Waves: The Bossa Nova...
Groove Note Records
2002
buy
Sophie Milman Sophie Milman
vocalist
Sara Gazarek Sara Gazarek
vocalist
Carmen McRae Carmen McRae
vocalist
Jane Monheit Jane Monheit
vocalist
Tierney Sutton Tierney Sutton
vocalist
Jacintha Jacintha
vocalist
Karrin Allyson Karrin Allyson
vocalist
Stacey Kent Stacey Kent
vocalist

More Articles

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.