Romance

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Torch singing is not only for English speakers. The romance languages (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan) also offer many possibilities for torch singers, and no one knows that better than Rosa Passos. The Brazilian singer has been performing torchy vocal jazz in Portuguese for many years; some have described her as a Brazilian equivalent of the late Shirley Horn, and that comparison is quite accurate on Romance. Many of the things that Horn was known for -- subtlety, restraint, intimacy, understated introspection -- are easy to find on this excellent release. But while Horn used the English language to get her emotional points across, Passos ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Torch singing is not only for English speakers. The romance languages (including Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Catalan) also offer many possibilities for torch singers, and no one knows that better than Rosa Passos. The Brazilian singer has been performing torchy vocal jazz in Portuguese for many years; some have described her as a Brazilian equivalent of the late Shirley Horn, and that comparison is quite accurate on Romance. Many of the things that Horn was known for -- subtlety, restraint, intimacy, understated introspection -- are easy to find on this excellent release. But while Horn used the English language to get her emotional points across, Passos sticks to Portuguese on Romance -- and anyone who doubts that the Portuguese language can be a superb vehicle for torch singing should pay close attention to Passos' dusky, soulful interpretations of songs by Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Por Causa de Você," "Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar"), Djavan ("Alibi"), Ivan Lins ("Doce Presenca"), João Donato ("Cadê Você") and other well-known Brazilian songwriters. Romance is Passos' tribute to what could be described as "the Great Brazilian Songbook" (as opposed to the Great American Songbook), and even though she didn't write any of the lyrics, her relaxed interpretations of these gems always sound very personal. Saying that Passos is relaxed isn't saying that she doesn't bring a lot to the songs emotionally; Passos doesn't feel that she has to shout in order to get one's attention, but that doesn't mean that she isn't expressive. Passos is incredibly expressive, and the beauty of the Portuguese language never lets her down on Romance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408367724
  • Catalog Number: 83677
  • Sales rank: 265,369

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Doce Presença (3:56)
  2. 2 Nem Eu (5:59)
  3. 3 Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (4:51)
  4. 4 Alibi (6:09)
  5. 5 Preciso Aprender a Ser Só (5:22)
  6. 6 Atrás Da Porta (5:26)
  7. 7 Tatuagem (7:33)
  8. 8 Por Causa de Você (4:40)
  9. 9 Altos E Baixos (5:07)
  10. 10 Cadê Você (4:56)
  11. 11 Neste Mesmo Lugar (4:03)
  12. 12 Nossos Momentos (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rosa Passos Primary Artist
Luis Galvão Guitar, Soloist
Fabio Torres Piano, Soloist
Nahor Gomes Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Daniel DAlcântara Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Soloist
Paulo Paulelli Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Soloist
Vinícius Dorin Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist, Transverse Flute
Technical Credits
Chico Buarque Composer
Dorival Caymmi Composer
Ivan Lins Composer
Gary Giddins Liner Notes
Francis Hime Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Vitor Martins Composer
Doug Sax Mastering
Marcos Valle Composer
Luis Galvão Arranger
Aldir Blanc Composer
Fabio Torres Arranger, Interlude
Haroldo Barbosa Composer
Sueli Costa Composer
Rosa Passos Arranger, Producer
Klécius Caldas Composer
Paulo Paulelli Arranger
Shen Ribeiro Studio Direction
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