12 Songs, 42 Minutes

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4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
skelley26 ,

Just Listen...

My boyfriend owns this album and I fell in love with it the minute he popped it into the stereo. Her voice is SO captivating and consistent. Very pleasant to listen to first thing on a sunday morning when your stomping aimlessly around the house. The tracks go from light and boppy, to sultry, to calm and melancholy... she knows her range and doesn't oversing the lyrics. Really beautiful sound.

WILLRAY3 ,

Luciana, my love….

Best LP by far from the Brazilian songstress. Great vocals & range along with great sonics. I fell in love with this CD upon the first listen. Highly recommended for anyone with an audiophile setup.

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

HOMETOWN
Sao Paulo, Brazil
GENRE
Jazz
BORN
June 14, 1966

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