Eliane Elias releases ‘Bossa Nova Stories,’ her nineteenth album featuring some famous bossa-nova standards (2008)

Eliane Elias‘ ‘Bossa Nova Stories’ is her nineteenth studio album released (in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of bossa nova) on June 24, 2008 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.The Girl From Ipanema (Norman Gimbel) – 05:22 . 2.Chega De Suadade (Antônio Carlos Jobim) – 03:22 . 3.The More I See You (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 04:13 . 4.They Can’T Take That Away From Me (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 03:47 . 5.Desafinado (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonça) – 04:27 . 6.Estate (Bruno Brighetti, Bruno Martino) – 05:20 . 7. Day In Day Out (Rube Bloom, Johnny Mercer) – 04:21 . 8.I’M Not Alone (Who Love You?) (Will Jennings, Ivan Lins) – 04:50 . 9.Too Marvelous For Words (Johnny Mercer, Richard A. Whiting) – 03:55 . 10.Superwoman (Stevie Wonder) – 03:39 . 11.Falsa Baiana (Geraldo Pereira) – 04:01 . 12.Minha Saudade (João Donato) – 02:11 . 13.A Rã (Caetano Veloso) – 04:14 . 14.Day By Day (Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston) – 05:27

Musicians : Eliane Elias – Vocals, Piano . Oscar Castro Neves – Guitar Except (7 – 13) . Ricardo Vogt – Guitar On (7 – 13) . Marc Johnson – Bass . Paulo Braga – Drums, Percussion . Toots Thielmans – Harmonicaon (6 – 10) . Ivan Lins – Vocal On (8) . Rob Mathes – Conductor On (1 – 3 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 14)

Production : Produced By Eliane Elias, Steve Rodby . Rob Mathes . Jonathan Allen – Engineer . Joe Ferla – Engineer, Mixing . Roy Hendrickson – Engineer . Lewis Jones – Assistant Engineer . Hyomin Kang – Assistant Engineer . Anthony Ruotolo – Assistant Engineer . Mark Wilder – Mastering

Arrangements : Rob Mathes

Package : Kaoru Taku – Art Direction

Recorded 2007 – 2008.

Released On June 24, 2008 By Blue Note.

(Source Eliane Elias‘ ‘Bossa Nova Stories’ | Official Site)

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JazzTimes
But there is one track that rises, rather like Rio’s august Corcovado, above the rest. Coming aptly at the album’s center, it is a hushed, dusky rendering of “Estate” (again featuring Thielemans) that shimmers with a warm mysteriousness that suggests the majestic Cristo bathed in purple twilight. […]

Jazzwise
Critics can be pretty sniffy about Elias’s vocal abilities, but she has just about the perfect bossa voice: understated, no vibrato, every note absolutely centred and, crucially, phrasing that dovetails beautifully with the guitar. […]

All About Jazz
But some things never change, like her very Gilberto-like ability to float over the rhythm with impeccable time, and the fact that, if you listen carefully, you can hear her smile as she sings. […]

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