Tide by Luciana Souza on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza and her husband, bassist/producer Larry Klein, team up for a second time on 2009’s Tide. (The pair also collaborated on 2007’s The New Bossa Nova.) “Adeus America & Eu Quero Um Samba” contains a fusion of two songs by the Brazilian composer Haroldo Barbosa. Souza shows complete command as she gracefully darts and floats through the tune, and Romero Lubambo plays a fine acoustic guitar solo. Souza has set poetry to music before, and here she performs adaptations of two e. e. cummings poems, “Love — Poem 65” and the title cut. Gentle guitar and subtle organ nicely dapple the surface of these atmospheric pieces, both of which display the influence of Joni Mitchell. (Mitchell was previously married to and collaborated with Klein.) The uptempo “Sorriu Para Mim,” which showcases Souza’s scat work, along with the percussion of Cyro Baptista, makes for a nice contrast to those dreamy songs, while “Chuva” possesses one of the album’s lovelier melodies. Tide closes with Paul Simon’s “Amulet,” with Souza intoning a wordless melody as she is accompanied by Larry Koonse on guitar.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza and her husband, bassist/producer Larry Klein, team up for a second time on 2009’s Tide. (The pair also collaborated on 2007’s The New Bossa Nova.) “Adeus America & Eu Quero Um Samba” contains a fusion of two songs by the Brazilian composer Haroldo Barbosa. Souza shows complete command as she gracefully darts and floats through the tune, and Romero Lubambo plays a fine acoustic guitar solo. Souza has set poetry to music before, and here she performs adaptations of two e. e. cummings poems, “Love — Poem 65” and the title cut. Gentle guitar and subtle organ nicely dapple the surface of these atmospheric pieces, both of which display the influence of Joni Mitchell. (Mitchell was previously married to and collaborated with Klein.) The uptempo “Sorriu Para Mim,” which showcases Souza’s scat work, along with the percussion of Cyro Baptista, makes for a nice contrast to those dreamy songs, while “Chuva” possesses one of the album’s lovelier melodies. Tide closes with Paul Simon’s “Amulet,” with Souza intoning a wordless melody as she is accompanied by Larry Koonse on guitar.

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About Luciana Souza

Luciana Souza's first solo album was An Answer to Your Silence (NYC Records, 1999). The Poems of Elizabeth Bishop and Other Songs (Sunnyside Records, 2000) was fifth place in The New York Times' 2000 The Year in Pop and Jazz: The Critics' Choice list. In 1991, she was elected Discovery of the Year by APCA for her work with Hermeto Pascoal. In the next year, she toured with the Zimbo Trio. In 1995, she was nominated for Outstanding Latin Act and, in the next year, Outstanding Jazz Vocalist at the Boston Music Awards. Among the artists she has been performing and recording with are her godfather, Hermeto Pascoal; Danilo Perez; Zimbo Trio; David Kikoski; Joey Calderazzo; Romero Lubambo; Guillermo Klein; Oscar Castro-Neves; Cyro Baptista; the Paul Winter Consort; Ben Sher Group; Steve Lacy; Kenny Wheeler; Donald Brown; John Patitucci; Kenny Werner; Osvaldo Golijov; Bob Moses; and George Garzone. From a musical family (her parents are Walter Santos and Tereza Souza), Souza has been involved with music since her childhood, when she worked with jingles. After four years at Unicamp University in Brazil, she went to the Berklee College of Music, where she received a bachelor's degree in jazz composition. She received a master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. In 2009, Souza released Tide her first album for Verve and her second collaboration with husband and producer Larry Klein. The Book of Chet appeared in 2012. ~ Alvaro Neder

  • ORIGIN
    Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • BORN
    Jun 14, 1966

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