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Leny Andrade is considered one of the top Brazilian singers, but she has had relatively little exposure in North America. Fred Hersch, the pianist on these 1993 studio sessions, was introduced to her as she joined Toots Thielemans on-stage during a South American tour and has sung her praises ever since; joining them are bassist David Dunaway and drummer Hélio Schiavo. Her husky but consistently swinging vocals carry a delightful take of "This Can't Be Love," where she also scats up a storm. Hersch's touching arrangement of "My Funny Valentine" is perfect for her dramatic interpretation of this timeless ballad. She scats her way through a stunning take of "Maiden Voyage." But the main focus of this release is on music from Latin America, in which she obviously excels after several decades as a professional vocalist, ranging from "Dindi" to more recent works like Ivan Lins' "Vela Icadas." This Chesky CD is one of the few opportunities for those living outside South America to hear this seasoned vocalist.
Born: 25 January 1943 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Leny Andrade
||Velas Icadas (Featuring Fred Hersch)||Best of Brazil||4:30||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||Dindi||Best of Brazil||6:17||1,29 €||View In iTunes|
||CleanSe e Tarde Me Perdoa (Bossa Nova)||Um Show de Bossa (Live)||2:08||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||CleanVoce (Bossa Nova)||Um Show de Bossa (Live)||2:38||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Consolação (Live)||A Bênção Baden Powell||4:00||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Dancando para voce (Leny Andrade)||Rio Havana||3:27||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Trocando assunto (Leny Andrade)||Rio Havana||4:45||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Amar É Dividir||Fonte Das Canções||3:25||0,99 €||View In iTunes|
||Samba de Uma Nota Só||Latin Grooves - Brasil, Vol. 2||1:56||0,69 €||View In iTunes|
||This Can't Be Love||Maiden Voyage||3:22||1,29 €||View In iTunes|