Sounds of Brazil
Label: Self Produced
Desafinado; Pra Machucar Meu Coração; Doralice; Pawnbroker; A Felicidade; Bewitched; Chega de Saudade; Lendas Brasileiras; A Festa Do Divino
Angela Turone & Chris Platt’s debut album Sounds of Brazil is a surefire testimony to this duo’s brilliant pairing. Toronto-based vocalist and pianist Angela Turone and guitarist Chris Platt come together to present a stunning collection of music that showcases their love and appreciation for Brazilian music. Together since 2014, the duo explores the diverse and beautiful music of Brazil and seamlessly intertwines this influence with their jazz roots. Sounds of Brazil features the unrivalled talents of acclaimed Toronto-based musicians Chase Sanborn (trumpet/flugelhorn), Pat Collins (upright bass), Robin Claxton (drums), Andrew Downing (cello), John Nicholson (flute/tenor saxophone) and Minas Gerais born percussionist Hélio Cunha. The album is produced by Gordon Sheard, a Toronto-based composer and pianist with a PhD in ethnomusicology, focusing on Brazilian music. Sounds of Brazil showcases the duo’s refreshing arrangements of music by some of Brazil’s most esteemed composers and lyricists. Listeners will surely recognize classic works by renowned bossa nova composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, but will also discover new pieces and writers they are bound to fall in love with. Sounds of Brazil is brimming with a multitude of textures and instrumentations that rarely repeat themselves. The title track, Desafinado, features Turone’s effortless vocals, clever horn lines and classic Brazilian percussion alongside a tightly knit rhythm section. Lendas Brasileiras features an intuitive and subtle performance by Turone and Platt in their original incarnation as a duo. The most adventurous track, A Festa do Divino, explores ambient textures and many percussive layers reminiscent of Rio de Janeiro’s elaborate Carnaval. The album also features new interpretations of two pieces from the Great American Songbook, including the Rogers and Hart classic, Bewitched. Destined to become a staple in every listening library, Sounds of Brazil is scheduled for release on June 19th, 2020.
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