Made in Brasil

Made in Brasil

by Eliane EliasEliane Elias




Throughout her career, Eliane Elias has delivered a steady stream of sophisticated, smartly conceived albums showcasing her adroit piano skills and delicate vocal style. Her 2015 effort, Made in Brasil, is no exception and finds her celebrating her Brazilian heritage with a handful of adeptly produced Bossa Nova and jazz songs. Once again working with longtime collaborators, producer Steve Rodby and husband/producer/bassist Marc Johnson, Elias continues to forge her own niche on Made in Brasil, combining jazz, both contemporary and straight-ahead, with her longstanding love of traditional and modern Brazilian styles of music. On her previous album, 2013's I Thought About You: A Tribute to Chet Baker, Elias stuck primarily to jazz standards of the '30s and '40s. Here, she flows easily between classic Bossa Nova songs by such legends as Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ary Barroso, as well as her own original compositions. Along with acoustic bassist Johnson, backing Elias here are electric bassist Marcelo Mariano, guitarist Marcus Teixeira, guitarist/vocalist Roberto Menescal, drummers Edu Barata and Rafael Barata, and percussionist Marivaldo dos Santos. Also showcased on this vocal-heavy album are singers Mark Kibble, Ed Motta, Amanda Brecker (Elias' daughter), and the vocal ensemble Take 6. Ultimately, as with most of Made in Brasil, tracks like "Aguas de Marco (Waters of March)" w/Take 6, "Incendiando," and "Vida (If Not You)," featuring a soulful performance from Motta, are sophisticated, lushly produced cuts that straddle the line between crisp Bossa Nova, sultry contemporary R&B, and glossy crossover jazz.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
Label: Concord Records
UPC: 0888072366930
catalogNumber: 36693


  1. Brasil (Aquarela Do Brasil)
  2. Você
  3. Águas De Março
  4. Searching
  5. Some Enchanted Place
  6. Incendiando
  7. Vida (If Not You)
  8. Este Seu Olhar/Promessas
  9. Driving Ambition
  10. Rio
  11. A Sorte Do Amor
  12. No Tabuleiro Da Baiana

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eliane Elias   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Take 6   Vocals
Marc Johnson   Acoustic Bass
Roberto Menescal   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Kibble   Vocals
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Ed Motta   Vocals
Mauro Refosco   Percussion
Marivaldo Dos Santos   Percussion
Rafael Barata   Drums
Marcelo Mariano   Electric Bass
Edu Ribeiro   Drums
Marcus Teixeira   Guitar
Amanda Brecker   Vocals

Technical Credits

Roberto Menescal   Composer
Eliane Elias   Arranger,Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Mark Kibble   Vocal Arrangements
Rob Mathes   Arranger
Steve Rodby   Engineer
Ary Barroso   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Ronaldo Bôscoli   Composer
Rodrigo de Castro Lopes   Engineer
Bryan Pugh   Engineer
Jonathan Allen   Engineer
Dave Stoller   Engineer
Marco Johnson   Composer

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