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"Bossa Nova Stories" review...

I have a completely different viewpoint than that of Andrew Gilbert regarding Eliane Elias' new CD.

1. I had heard OF Ms. Elias, but had never heard her until this disc. I was (and am) enthralled!

2. How is covering "The Girl From Ipanema" superfluous when the CD is a tribute to 50 years of bossa nova? It's the one song people who know nothing of the genre recognize instantly!

3. Ms. Elias does a SUPERB bossa nova arrangement of what is (arguably) my favorite George Gershwin tune, "They Can't Take That Away From Me". A GREAT example of "...making a compelling case for bossa nova as a purveyor of unexpected delights" !

I've been recommending this CD to every one of my friends who loves music. DEFINITELY one of my favorite releases of 2009!

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Re: "Bossa Nova Stories" review...

Ocean56,

I gotta agree with you on this one. Mr. Gilbert was definitely suffering from a case of revieweritis on this one. Sure the song choices can seem a little unadventurous to those are familiar with Bossa Nova but to those unfamiliar with this lovely Brazilian music this CD is the prefect introduction. Not only will the music and performance on this CD give the listener instant gratification but it can (and hopefully, will) act as a good jumping off point for further exploration of the Bossa Nova catalog.

So keep on recommending it your friends and family, I know I will.

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Re: "Bossa Nova Stories" review...


Quote:
Ocean56,
Not only will the music and performance on this CD give the listener instant gratification but it can (and hopefully, will) act as a good jumping off point for further exploration of the Bossa Nova catalog.

After decades with jazz, soul & latin music this is one of the best albums I've ever happened to come across.
I'm not the owner of this record - it owns me...

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