Alma Brasilera

Alma Brasilera

by Alexandre Pires
     
 
Vocal phenom Alexandre Pires, formerly the lead singer of Só Pra Contrariar, shows off his Brazilian Soul on Alma Brasilera. As the gifted tenor has made his biggest career splash singing in Spanish, this very Brazilian collection is paradoxically not in Portuguese. But the songs are canonical -- "Voce Abuso," "A Garota da Ipanema," and others are given lush treatment

Overview

Vocal phenom Alexandre Pires, formerly the lead singer of Só Pra Contrariar, shows off his Brazilian Soul on Alma Brasilera. As the gifted tenor has made his biggest career splash singing in Spanish, this very Brazilian collection is paradoxically not in Portuguese. But the songs are canonical -- "Voce Abuso," "A Garota da Ipanema," and others are given lush treatment and Spanish lyrics. Pires also unveils two new original songs.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Evan C. Gutierrez
Alma Brasilera is enigmatically titled. Though Alexandre Pires' soul may belong to Brazil, his career evidently belongs to his Spanish-speaking fan base. In the tradition of 2003's Estrella Guia, there's not a line of Portuguese on the entire record. Finding a large, adoring audience in the Spanish-language pop market, Pires seems to be more than flirting at this point. Unlike its predecessor, Alma Brasilera offers more than just a nod to Pires' homeland, if not in language, then musically. Though subtle, samba creeps in through the cracks of at least half the material. The horn writing and occasional bottom-heavy surdo, as sparse as they are, have a unique character that will remind the listener of past bossa nova and samba greats. The other half of the repertoire is very much in keeping with the reverb-drenched mountaintop pop balladry for which Pires is known. While for some that may be criticism, Pires has the vocal ability to not only pull off such drama, but deliver it in abundance. Latin pop certainly profits from having the voice of a full-grown man in its ranks.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/26/2004
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0828766511123
catalogNumber:
13351

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Performance Credits

Alexandre Pires   Primary Artist,Vocals,Zurna
Chocolate   Bateria,Tarola
Marcio Mallard   Cello
Torcuato Mariano   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jota Moraes   Piano,Vibes
Serginho Trombone   Trombone
Rick Amado   Violin
Jose (Bigorna) Carlos   Flute,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Lincoln Olivetti   fender rhodes
Carlos Nando   Bajo Sexto
Jesuina Noronha Passaroto   Viola
Michel Bessler   Violin
Paschoal Perrota   Violin,Metales
Bernardo Bessler   Violin
Jose Alves   Violin
Marcelo Martins   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Paulo Coelho   Acoustic Guitar
Joao Daltro   Violin
Ricardo Feghali   Keyboards
Renato Luiz   Mezcla
Afo Verde   Vocal Director
Cleberson Horsth   Keyboards
Antonella Pareschi   Violin
Erving Stutz   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Claudio Rosa   Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,Bajo Sexto,Organo
Laércio Da Costa   Percussion,Tarola
Henrique Band   Baritone Saxophone
Alex Angeloni   Mezcla
Diego Ortells   Keyboards
Magalí Bachor   Coros
Paulinho Calazans   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Marie Christine S. Bessler   Viola
Dorita Chávez   Coros
Sérgio Barba   Cuica
Ricardo Almeida   Vestuario
Daniel Guedes   Violin

Technical Credits

Jorge Ben   Composer
Luiz Bonfá   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Roupa Nova   Arranger
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Antônio Maria   Composer
Jota Moraes   Arranger
Marcos Valle   Composer
Cazuza   Composer
Lincoln Olivetti   Arranger,Composer
Michael Sullivan   Composer
Sandro Estevam   Engineer
Ricardo Feghali   Composer
Carlos Cabral   Composer
Afo Verde   Art Direction
Robson Jorge   Composer
Cleberson Horsth   Composer
Renato Ladeira   Composer
Paulo Massadas   Composer
Chico Roque   Composer
Carlos Colla   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer
Erving Stutz   Arranger
Claudio Rosa   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Loop
Jocafi   Composer
Antônio Carlos   Composer
Alexandre Pires   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Loop
Fernando Pires   Composer
Uriel Dorfman   Engineer
Pablo Durand   Arranger,Producer
Diego Ortells   Arranger
Nicolás Kalwill   Engineer
Maurício Barros   Composer
Giuliana Peramezza   Graphic Design
Daniel Sálvia   Engineer

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