当代Bossa Nova发烧女皇 第一张时尚浪菊(lounge)专辑
钟爱沙发音乐及Bossa Nova清爽乐风的你，一定会惊豔安娜这次把爵士乐经典及西洋流行金曲，变身成时尚Lounge的完美，巴西进军美国，继吉芭托之后最成功的巴西王牌女唱将，把里约Ipanema海滩跟好莱坞迷人落日的浪漫氛围，一气呵成尽收耳际。且以芭莎诺瓦教父Jo？o Gilberto的"Estate"开场，朦朧中渗出巴西轻盈性感的夜色，披头四的名曲"Here There and Everywhere"让星光满天的好莱坞夜空散发出女漾媚力。"I’m Getting Sentimental Over You"爵士乐标準名曲的浪漫新味，像洛杉磯比基尼海滩吹拂著阵阵凉爽的巴西海风。安娜还特别挑选了影史不朽剧作的主题曲，玉婆名片"春风无限恨"主题曲"The Shadow Of Your Smile"，"虎豹小霸王"主题曲，1969排行榜冠军"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"，默片巨星卓别林名片"城市之光"主题曲"Smile"，"北非谍影"令人永誌难忘的"As Time Goes By"，大家都耳熟能详的旋律"I Will Wait For You"等，正如乐评所说，现在大家已经不管她唱什么曲目，而是全然陶醉在她晶莹又迷离、梦幻且圆润的无瑕唱功之中，绝对值得您珍藏。
Vocalist, guitarist and flutist Ana Caram can be seen as the personification of a musical link between Brazil and the USA. Born in São Paulo (1958), she graduated in composition and conducting at the University of São Paulo. A modest career in Brazil came to a change when Ana met Paquito D'Rivera at a festival in Finland. He invited the singer to perform with him at New York's Carnegie Hall. And there Ana was spotted by a talent hunter for Chesky Records. For that label some well received albums were recorded, among which the album Rio After Dark (1989) with AC Jobim as a special guest. Jobim was charmed by the singer's talent when they met in Rio and happily accepted the invitation to participate on that album. An album that was recently re-released as a SACD (Super Audio cd).
On her ninth album Ana Caram enjoys the participation of keyboardist, arranger and composer Michel Freidenson. The repertoire, as the album's title suggests, consists of glamorous international known songs, along with a few of Ana's own compositions. Ana CaramThe album's opener "Estate" is given an unmistakable Hollywoodish arrangement, complete with a little wink to the kitschy fusion that featured the music scene in Los Angeles during the late 1980s. The soprano sax of Lawrence Feldman hovers playfully above the arrangement. "The Summer Knows" balances between a jazz ballad and a bossa. The bossa character of the song is emphasized by the Portuguese lyrics. The same can be said about the surprising rendition of the Beatles's "Here, There and Everywhere," partly sung in English and Portuguese. Ana's decision to sing in both languages, works perfect on this album. Mostly the Portuguese language is used, and that seems to make it easier for Ana to create her preferred bossa atmosphere. Even in such standards as "The Shadow of Your Smile." This Mandel/Webster composition sounds a if it was composed as a bossa nova. Also the worn out classic "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" sounds fresh again, as a jazzy bossa. It's funny how Brazilian all the songs on this album sound, although you never related some of them to Brazil before. It proves how true standards can be moulded to the likes of its interpreters. In this case a musician who always wandered along the line between the music of Brazil and the USA, just like her mentor, Jobim. Her soprano voice is a grateful instrument for arranger Michel Freidenson. With his keyboards and synthesizers, he creates a solid, yet a sometimes too smooth accompaniment for the singer. And as always on albums from Chesky, the recordings are superb. The cd is also available in the SACD format.
Audio CD (September 28, 2004)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Chesky Records
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This review is from: Hollywood Rio (Audio CD)
Some singers can transcend time - their works of today capture the essence of an earlier period without imitating that earlier sound. With Hollywood Rio, Ana Caram has created a timeless disc. Drawing from torch songs of the 30's, early bossa nova hits, 60's rock and contemporary ballads, she breathes new life into each selection. Very romantic, very musical and very, very well done!
02. The Summer Knows
03. Here There And Everywhere
04. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
05. The Shadow of Your Smile
06. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
08. Tempero Brasileiro
10. As Time Goes By
11. I Will Wait For You
12. Pra Voce