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Mi Bossa Nova
     

Mi Bossa Nova

by Carmen Cuesta
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/22/2011
Label:
Tweety Records
UPC:
0700261315850
catalogNumber:
1

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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
Chico Buarque   Composer
David Mann   Engineer
David Charles   Engineer
Luigi Creatore   Composer
Carmen Cuesta   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
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
Moraes   Composer
Mendonca   Composer
Francisco Buarque De Hollanda   Composer
Boscoli   Composer
Menescal Batalha   Composer
Jaime Garrido   Engineer,Artwork

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