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Blue Bossa [Ana Caram]

  • 1. Desafinado
    2. Blue Bossa
    3. Triste
    4. Corcovado
    5. S Tinha de Ser Com Voc
    6. Intil Paisagem
    7. Fly Me to the Moon
    8. Anjo de Mim
    9. Telephone Song, The
    10. O Vento
    11. S Por Amor
    12. Pura Luz
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 219

  • Credits
    ProducerCliff Korman; David Chesky
    EngineerRick Eckerle; Barry Wolifson

    Personnel: Ana Caram (vocals, guitar); Paulo Levi (saxophone); Cliff Korman (Fender Rhodes piano); Nelson Faria (guitar); David Finck, Joe Fitzgerald (bass); Paulo Braga (drums).
    Recorded at St. Peter's Church, New York, New York on March 6-8, 2001.
    Personnel: Ana Caram (vocals); Nelson Faria (guitar); Paulo Levi (saxophone); Clifford Korman (Fender Rhodes piano); Paulinho Braga (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Ana Caram.
    Recording information: St. Peter's Church, Chelsea, New York, NY (03/06/2001-03/08/2001).
    Editor: Nicholas Prout.
    Photographer: Dirk Vandenberk.
    Arranger: Clifford Korman.
    Ana Caram is an excellent singer and guitarist of Brazilian music, but this set lacks any real surprises. She only plays guitar on one song, sticking to singing while being backed by a rhythm section and the saxophones of Paulo Levi. The selections all date from the 1960s (other than her original "Pura Luz") and Caram is mostly cast in the role of Astrud Gilberto, performing Jobim tunes (including "Desafinado," "Corcovado," and "Triste") and other tunes from the era, including "Blue Bossa," "Fly Me to the Moon," and Baden Powell's "So Por Amor." The results are pleasant but very predictable, with no real chances being taken nor any fresh light shone on the veteran warhorses. ~ Scott Yanow

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (4/2002, p.106) - "...A silky-smooth rendering of jazz-tinged bossa nova performed with no frills and no gimmicks..."
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