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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Permalink

Excellence In Jazz Playlist, April 29, 2015


Listen to Excellence In Jazz for your chance to win Eliane Elias: Made In Brazil!


Elaine Elias: Made In Brazil


By Gary G. Vercelli


April is Jazz Appreciation Month and April 30 has been declared International Jazz Day. This occasion is celebrated worldwide, including a great concert in Paris, France featuring Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela, Wayne Shorter, Till Bronner, and Elaine Elias.


I can’t think of an artist who better exemplifies jazz as a world force than Eliane Elias. A child prodigy in her native Brazil, Eliane was already transcribing piano solos at age twelve and teaching improvisation at one of Brazil’s most prestigious schools at fifteen! She made her way to the jazz mecca of New York City in 1981 and was quickly noticed by colleagues. After work with the innovative jazz fusion band Steps Ahead, Eliane was signed to Blue Note Records.


While she first recorded as a pianist, Elias soon began infusing her genteel vocals and more Brazilian content into her albums. Her latest effort for Concord Records was recorded in Brazil and includes the talents of many of her countrymen, including the legendary Bossa Nova composer Roberto Menescal.


Made In Brazil contains six Elias originals and two classics from Antonio Carlos Jobim, plus two Ary Barroso standards, and two gems from Menescal.  Orchestral arrangements on seven of the twelve tracks were expertly crafted by  Rob Mathes and ” imported” from London’s Abbey Road studios.


Made In Brazil  is, quite simply, an indispensible collection that reflects the Brazil of yesterday, today, and tomorrow!


7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Joey Calderazzo: My Foolish Heart BUY from Going Home
7:08 p.m.
Hot Club Of The Americas: La Vie En Rose (feat. Cecile McLorin Salvant) BUY from Federico Britos Presents Hot Club Of The Americas
7:14 p.m.
Tim Warfield: 'Round Midnight BUY from Spherical: Dedicated To Thelonious Sphere Monk
7:18 p.m.
Ernestine Anderson: You Make Me Feel So Young BUY from Ernestine Anderson Swings The Penthouse
7:21 p.m.
Royce Campbell: Watch What Happens BUY from Romancing The Tone
7:30 p.m.
Jose James: Tenderly BUY from Yesterday I Had The Blues: Music Of Billie Holiday
7:33 p.m.
Cassandra Wilson: These Foolish Things BUY from Coming Forth By Day
7:37 p.m.
Steve Gadd: Desu BUY from 70 Strong
7:44 p.m.
Royce Campbell: Once I Loved BUY from Romancing The Tone
7:52 p.m.
Miles Davis: So What BUY from Kind Of Blue (Legacy Edition)
8:00 p.m.
8:01 p.m.
Eliane Elias: A Sorte Do Amor (The Luck Of Love) BUY from Made In Brazil
8:08 p.m.
Ben Sidran: Blue Camus BUY from Blue Camus
8:13 p.m.
Steve Gadd: Duke's Anthem BUY from 70 Strong
8:20 p.m.
Pat Martino: Naima BUY from Nexus
8:26 p.m.
Al Di Meola: Siberiana BUY from Pursuit Of Radical Rhapsody
8:34 p.m.
Hot Club Of The Americas: Nuages BUY from Federico Britos Presents Hot Club Of The Americas
8:39 p.m.
Mary Stallings: Close Your Eyes BUY from Feelin' Good
8:44 p.m.
Harry Allen: Always True To You In My Fashion BUY from For George, Cole And Duke
8:48 p.m.
Sarah Partridge: Perspective BUY from I Never Thought I'd Be Here
8:54 p.m.
Duke Pearson: The Phantom BUY from The Phantom
9:00 p.m.
9:06 p.m.
Eliane Elias: Brasil (Aquarela Do Brasil) BUY from Made In Brazil
9:12 p.m.
Joyce Elaine Yuille: Tryin' Times BUY from Welcome To My World
9:17 p.m.
Ben Sidran: Soso's Dream BUY from Blue Camus
9:24 p.m.
Pat Martino: Sun On My Hands BUY from Nexus
9:31 p.m.
Jose James: What A Little Moonlight Can Do BUY from Yesterday I Had The Blues: Music Of Billie Holiday
9:38 p.m.
Tony Adamo: Messengers Burn BUY from Tony Adamo And The New York Crew
9:43 p.m.
Steve Turre: Bu BUY from Spiritman
9:50 p.m.
Brian Charette: Good Tipper BUY from Good Tipper
9:53 p.m.
Eddie Palmieri: Cafe BUY from Putumayo Presents: Puerto Rico
9:59 p.m.
Pete Rodriguez: Guaguanco De Amor BUY from El Conde Negro
10:00 p.m.
10:07 p.m.
India: Mi Primera Rumba BUY from Llego La India Via Eddie Palmieri
10:13 p.m.
Tony Adamo: General T BUY from Tony Adamo And The New York Crew
10:18 p.m.
The Jazz Crusaders: Fire Water BUY from The Best Of The Jazz Crusaders
10:24 p.m.
Gil Scott-Heron: Lady Day And John Coltrane BUY from Pieces Of A Man
10:28 p.m.
John McLaughlin: Encuentros BUY from After The Rain
10:36 p.m.
Duke Ellington: Isfahan BUY from The Far East Suite
10:41 p.m.
John Pizzarelli: I Feel Fine/Sidewinder BUY from Double Exposure
10:45 p.m.
John Scofield: Scotown BUY from Uberjam Deux
10:49 p.m.
Mose Allison: Middle Class White Boy BUY from Mose Chronicles: Live In London, Vol. 1
10:52 p.m.
John Stein: Nica's Dream BUY from Raising The Roof

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