Duos II

Duos II

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by Luciana Souza
     
 
Vocalist Luciana Souza brings a brainy New York sensibility to everything she records, and this set of classic and original sambas, her second such project, is no exception. Best known for her musical settings of the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Pablo Neruda, Souza relaxes into a more traditional kind of Brazilian singer on these outings, where her strong alto

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Vocalist Luciana Souza brings a brainy New York sensibility to everything she records, and this set of classic and original sambas, her second such project, is no exception. Best known for her musical settings of the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Pablo Neruda, Souza relaxes into a more traditional kind of Brazilian singer on these outings, where her strong alto recalls the jazz-inflected phrasing of favorites such as Joyce and Elis Regina. But her wide-ranging influences surface on compositions written with the guitarist Swami Junior, which incorporates classical-style vocalizing. Her sorrowful reading of the gorgeous Jobim ballad "Modinha," though, is of a piece with elegiac works by Brazil's pop masters. Fans of choro and Brazilian guitar will be excited to hear Souza connect with a range of instrumentalists, including the aforementioned Swami Junior and the ubiquitous New York–based guitarist Romero Lubambo, as well as Marco Fereira and Guilherme Monteiro. For all the cerebral energy Souza puts into these voice and instrument conversations, Duos II is effervescently easy to enjoy.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728114226
catalogNumber:
1142

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Performance Credits

Luciana Souza   Primary Artist,Vocals
Romero Lubambo   Guitar,Classical Guitar
Marco Pereira   Guitar
Walter Vogt   Classical Guitar
Guilherme Monteiro   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Classical Guitar
Swami   Guitar

Technical Credits

Chico Buarque   Composer
Ivan Lins   Composer
Caetano Veloso   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Toninho Horta   Composer
Paulinho da Viola   Composer
James Farber   Engineer
Francis Hime   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Hermeto Pascoal   Composer
Marco Pereira   Composer
Nelson Cavaquinho   Composer
François Zalacain   Executive Producer
Nathan Marques   Composer
Walter Santos   Composer
Ana Terra   Composer
Guilherme DeBrito   Composer
Luciana Souza   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Carlinhos Freitas   Engineer
Kiko Farkas   Art Direction
Tereza Souza   Composer
Carlos Freitas   Engineer

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