Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Carol Saboya, Belezas

Brazilian jazz vocalist Carol Saboya has been garnering accolades and kudos for her music. Since I try and cover as much of contemporary Brazil as I can I scored a copy of her latest, Belezas (AAM 0704), and I've been listening. Antonio Adolfo arranged the music and produced the record, and he did a good thing!

It features some beautiful songs by icons Milton Nacimento and Ivan Lins. Adolfo in on piano in good form and we get some excellent acoustic and electric guitar work from Claudio Spiewak, an excellent rhythm section, and the appearance of the great Dave Liebman as guest on soprano sax.

The songs, the soloists, the arrangements make for very vibrant Brazilian jazz. But the presence of Carol Saboya puts it way over the top. She is impeccable, a vocal artist in the most classic sense.There are all the detailed aspects of a great Brazilian singer to be heard here. She has the magic!

Everything comes together for one terrific album. You should get this one if you dig the Brazilian thing. If you don't know what that is, all the more reason to get this one and listen. Wow!

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