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Luna
     

Luna

by Claudia Acuña
 
Dropping the traditional jazz standards she dealt with on her two Verve efforts, Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuña reveals a more contemporary, R&B-infused Latin sound on her Maxjazz debut. Easily Acuña's most personal work to date, Luna once again displays her immense gift for delicately passionate vocals and interesting arrangements. Still

Overview

Dropping the traditional jazz standards she dealt with on her two Verve efforts, Chilean vocalist Claudia Acuña reveals a more contemporary, R&B-infused Latin sound on her Maxjazz debut. Easily Acuña's most personal work to date, Luna once again displays her immense gift for delicately passionate vocals and interesting arrangements. Still utilizing the mellow, sensitive Fender Rhodes keyboard playing of longtime collaborator Jason Lindner, Acuña sings more Spanish on her third disc -- only Lindner's "Yesterday You and I" is sung in English -- and eschews any real straight-ahead jazz stylings for an almost fusion approach. That is not to say this is jazz-pop, but the delicate melodies do call to mind '70s Airto Moreira and the best Al Jarreau. While there are few if any outright jazz improvisations -- most of the tracks are under five minutes -- the music is still complex, literate, and sophisticated with deep harmonies that should appeal to hardcore jazz listeners and Latin music enthusiasts alike.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2004
Label:
Max Jazz Records
UPC:
0610614011721
catalogNumber:
140117
Rank:
285509

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Performance Credits

Claudia Acuña   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Benítez   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Joe Ferla   Background Vocals
Gene Jackson   Drums
Luisito Quintero   Percussion
Jimmy Greene   Soprano Saxophone
Bethany Yarrow   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Djavan   Composer
Armando Manzanero   Composer
John Benítez   Arranger
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Kim Smith   Composer
Jorge Diaz   Composer
Luisito Quintero   Arranger
Jason Lindner   Composer,Producer
Claudia Acuña   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Antonio Restucci   Composer
Guinga   Composer
Pressley Jacobs   Art Direction
Cesar Portillo de la Luz   Composer

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