Tag Archive: Ivan Lins

Jul 31 2016

Renato Braz: Saudade

A Voice for the Ages! Can saudade  be accurately defined? Arguably not. Most people believe that the Brazilian word for deep, almost painful, longing and nostalgia is a feeling that offers no direct translation in any other language. Instead of trying to explain saudade, why not hear it? For his U.S. debut album, Saudade, Renato Braz (1968, São …

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Jan 30 2014

Ivan Lins’ Tribute

Back in 2000, Telarc released a beautiful album with Ivan Lins, A Love Affair: The Music of Ivan Lins. The album featured performances by Sting, Vanessa Williams, Grover Washington, Jr., New York Voices, Chaka Khan and other jazz/soul artists. Now Believe What I Say: The Music of Ivan Lins revisits Ivan’s repertoire. The emphasis here is more pop …

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Sep 24 2013

André Mehmari: Afetuoso

Affectionately Gratifying!   Pianist extraordinaire, composer, arranger, singer and multi-instrumentalist André Mehmari (Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 1977) has been wowing audiences worldwide with his diverse musical background and proficiency. I was one of those lucky audience members to experience André’s music and performance live when he came to Austin, Texas, in April 2010.  With such …

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Dec 03 2010

Um Natal Brasileiro

Um Natal Brasileiro (A Brazilian Christmas)     Here are the songs played in the podcast. Introduction: Poesia e Amor – Cristina Braga Feliz Natal – Clássicos Natalinos em Harpa (Visom VICD 00097, 1997) Natal das Crianças – Simone 25 de Dezembro (Mercury PolyGram M528948 – 2, 1995) Recadinho de Papel Noel – Carmen Miranda Feliz …

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Feb 07 2008

Muíza Adnet: Muíza Adnet Sings Moacir Santos

  Shortly after completing this recording, Moacir Santos passed away on August 6, 2006. Thanks to Mario Adnet‘s tireless work on recovering Moacir’s music in the last few years — you should check Ouro Negro (2001) and Choros & Alegria (2005) — listeners worldwide are lucky to have one more album dedicated to the music …

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