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Tudo Azul
     

Tudo Azul

by Susan Pereira
 
With the incredible output of jazz CDs by new artists in first decade of the 21st century, it is a challenge for someone to stand out with a debut recording. But vocalist/pianist/composer Susan Pereira, gifted with a beautiful voice, terrific keyboard chops and a knack for arranging, is the exception to the rule, backed by a strong rotating cast of musicians,

Overview

With the incredible output of jazz CDs by new artists in first decade of the 21st century, it is a challenge for someone to stand out with a debut recording. But vocalist/pianist/composer Susan Pereira, gifted with a beautiful voice, terrific keyboard chops and a knack for arranging, is the exception to the rule, backed by a strong rotating cast of musicians, including trumpeter Claudio Roditi, guitarist Romero Lubambo, multi-reed player Laura Dreyer (a former member of Diva) and trombonist Luis Bonilla, among others. Starting with her lively composition "West End P.A.," featuring a catchy wordless vocal and terrific chops at the keyboard. Everyone seems afire in the brisk setting of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "O Morro Não Tem Vez." She switches to singing in English in the breezy take of Milton Nascimento's "Nada Será Como Antes" and a haunting Latin arrangement of "Our Day Will Come" that features the leader overdubbed on numerous percussion instruments. The one instrumental is Pereira's "Tudo Azul," a driving samba showcasing Roditi's whimsical solo and Dreyer's exuberant alto sax. Highly recommended!

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2007
Label:
RIONY RECORDS
UPC:
0616892832027
catalogNumber:
8320

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susan Pereira   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Chimes,Ocarina,Tambourine,Triangle,Vocals,Background Vocals,Human Whistle,Hand Clapping,Caxixi,Surdo,Vibraslap,Shells,Agogo,Cabasa,Ganza,Rainstick,Shaker,cowbell,Wood Block,finger cymbals,Bird Whistle,Tamborim,Alfaia
Hendrik Meurkens   Harmonica,Guest Appearance
Yoshiaki Masuo   Hand Clapping
Luis Bonilla   Trombone
Joey Cardello   Shekere
Napua Davoy   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dario Eskenazi   Piano
Mark Lambert   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Romero Lubambo   Acoustic Guitar,Guest Appearance
Vanderlei Pereira   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Caixa,Hand Clapping,Caxixi,Pandeiro,Repique,Surdo,Agogo,Rainstick,Bird Whistle,Tamborim,Repenique
Kip Reed   Bass
Claudio Roditi   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Leo Traversa   Bass
Rob Blumenthal   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Laura Dreyer   Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Devorah Segall   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Luiz Paulo Simas   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Todd Isler   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Kerry Linder   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Marco Figueira   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Scott Kettner   Caixa,Shekere,Mineiro
John Romagnoli   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Joe Cardello   Shekere

Technical Credits

Yoshiaki Masuo   Engineer
Mort Garson   Composer
Vanderlei Pereira   Audio Production
Alfredo Cruz   Liner Notes
Carlos Pereira   Engineer
Eiji Takasugi   Engineer
Vadico   Composer
Susan Pereira   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production,Whistle

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