Mi Bossa Nova

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Spanish singer Carmen Cuesta has long had a love for the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and other bossa nova composers, though her earlier CDs have focused more on originals co-written with her husband, guitarist Chuck Loeb. But bossa nova reigns supreme on this 2011 release, with Loeb contributing well-produced backgrounds for Cuesta's fresh, pleasing alto voice. Initially she worked on translating the Portuguese lyrics into Spanish, only to be stymied by legal issues after she was well underway with her work. In any case, Cuesta is able to convey the elegance of these timeless melodies. Her vocals capture the longing of the lyric to "Retrato em Branco e Preto" in a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Spanish singer Carmen Cuesta has long had a love for the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and other bossa nova composers, though her earlier CDs have focused more on originals co-written with her husband, guitarist Chuck Loeb. But bossa nova reigns supreme on this 2011 release, with Loeb contributing well-produced backgrounds for Cuesta's fresh, pleasing alto voice. Initially she worked on translating the Portuguese lyrics into Spanish, only to be stymied by legal issues after she was well underway with her work. In any case, Cuesta is able to convey the elegance of these timeless melodies. Her vocals capture the longing of the lyric to "Retrato em Branco e Preto" in a heartfelt performance. Cuesta is equally sensual in her interpretation of "Meditaçao." Her flawless rendition of Luis Bonfá's "Manha de Carnaval" could easily be used in a film soundtrack. Cuesta and Loeb's daughters Christina and Lizzy are added on flutes for their mother's "Jobim," her warm tribute to her inspiration for this CD. Throughout the date, Chuck Loeb's orchestrations and acoustic guitar solos add to the beauty of Carmen Cuesta's performances. It's easy to understand why they enjoy making music together as documented in Mi Bossa Nova.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2011
  • Label: Tweety Records
  • UPC: 700261315850
  • Catalog Number: 1

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Triste (3:02)
  2. 2 Fotografia (4:16)
  3. 3 Retrato Em Branco E Prieto (5:07)
  4. 4 O Barquinho (3:51)
  5. 5 Pois (3:25)
  6. 6 Jobim (4:43)
  7. 7 Modinha (3:05)
  8. 8 Tormenta (3:20)
  9. 9 Manha de Carnival (3:59)
  10. 10 Chega de Saudade (3:49)
  11. 11 Meditaçao (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carmen Cuesta Primary Artist
David Mann Flute, Soloist
David Charles Percussion
Howard Levy Harmonica
Chuck Loeb Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Christina Loeb Flute
Christian Diener Bass
Brian Dunne Drums
Matt King Piano
Lizzy Loeb Flute
Technical Credits
Luiz Bonfá Composer
David Mann Engineer
David Charles Engineer
Luigi Creatore Composer
Carmen Cuesta Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Klaus Genuit Mastering
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Howard Levy Engineer
Chuck Loeb Producer, Engineer
Christian Diener Engineer
Brian Dunne Engineer
Carmen Cuesta-Loeb Producer
Lizzy Loeb Engineer
Buarque Composer
De Moraes Composer
Mendonca Composer
Francisco Buarque De Hollanda Composer
Boscoli Composer
Menescal Batalha Composer
Jaime Garrido Engineer, Artwork
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