Tropical Postcards

Tropical Postcards

by Roseanna Vitro
     
 

Tropical Postcards isn't the first time that Roseanna Vitro has embraced Brazilian jazz; over the years, the expressive vocalist has recorded some Brazilian songs here and there. However, Tropical Postcards is the first time that Brazilian jazz has seriously dominated one of her albums, and it is also among her best, most inspired and memorable projects.See more details below

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Tropical Postcards isn't the first time that Roseanna Vitro has embraced Brazilian jazz; over the years, the expressive vocalist has recorded some Brazilian songs here and there. However, Tropical Postcards is the first time that Brazilian jazz has seriously dominated one of her albums, and it is also among her best, most inspired and memorable projects. Vitro doesn't embrace Brazilian jazz exclusively on Tropical Postcards; she gets away from the album's Brazilian theme on McCoy Tyner's "In Search of My Heart" (which favors more of a modal/Indian/Middle Eastern ambience) and Johnny Mercer's "I Remember You." Nonetheless, Brazilian jazz is the album's primary direction, and that theme serves Vitro impressively well whether she is tackling Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave" and two Milton Nascimento songs ("Cravo e Canela" and "Certas Cancoes") or providing a bossa nova interpretation of the standard "I'll Be Seeing You." Thankfully, Tropical Postcards doesn't have an all-standards-all-the-time policy; Vitro, much to her credit, isn't afraid to offer some surprises when it comes to selecting material. "Wave," "I'll Be Seeing You" and "I Remember You" have been recorded countless times, but Vitro -- true to form -- also surprises us with some gems that jazz vocalists haven't paid nearly as much attention to, including Tom Harrell's "Terrestris" and Ivan Lins' "I Just Need Your Kisses." Clearly, Vitro is smart enough to realize that a song doesn't have to be a Tin Pan Alley warhorse to have value, and she knows how important it is for a jazz vocalist to put his/her stamp on some lesser known pearls. Tropical Postcards is an excellent addition to Vitro's catalog.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
Label:
Challenge
UPC:
0608917324426
catalogNumber:
73244
Rank:
191555

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roseanna Vitro   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cecil Brooks   Drums
Tom Lellis   Vocals
Joe Lovano   Saxophone
Don Braden   Saxophone
Mino Cinelu   Percussion
Duduka Da Fonseca   Drums,Group Member
Dean Johnson   Bass
Romero Lubambo   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Nilson Matta   Bass,Group Member
Chieli Minucci   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kenny Werner   Piano

Technical Credits

Ivan Lins   Composer
Edú Lobo   Composer
Roseanna Vitro   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Gene Lees   Composer
McCoy Tyner   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Tom Harrell   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Irving Kahal   Composer
Vitor Martins   Composer
Cheryl Pyle   Composer
Steve Sacks   English Translations
Kenny Werner   Arranger
Paul Wickliffe   Composer,Producer,Engineer,English Translations,Audio Production
Rey Guerra   Composer
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
Chris Weeda   Mastering

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