Tropical Postcards

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Challenge
  • UPC: 608917324426
  • Catalog Number: 73244
  • Sales rank: 370,091

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Song of the Jet (5:43)
  2. 2 Land of Wonder (Terrestris) (6:49)
  3. 3 I'll Be Seeing You (3:54)
  4. 4 Certas Canções (5:25)
  5. 5 Kisses (5:31)
  6. 6 I Just Need Your Kisses (5:21)
  7. 7 Reza (5:53)
  8. 8 I Remember You (3:50)
  9. 9 Wave (5:30)
  10. 10 Cravo e Canela (5:52)
  11. 11 In Search of My Heart (7:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roseanna Vitro Primary Artist, Vocals
Cecil Brooks III 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, 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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