Tag: Ivan Lins

Nov 26 2017

MPB-4, Toquinho & Ivan Lins: 50 Anos de Música

MPB-4, Toquinho, Ivan Lins

Reliving the Golden Age of MPB — Luck would have it that I was in Fortaleza on October 7, 2017, when MPB-4, Toquinho and Ivan Lins performed their acclaimed road show celebrating 50 years of their individual careers. The mid- to late-1960s era can be called a golden age of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira or …

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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

Believe What I Say

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

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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Dec 25 2003

Ivan Lins: Um Novo Tempo

Um Novo Tempo

Brazilian-Style Christmas   It still surprises me that in a country with such Christmas traditions as Brazil has, there are not many recordings with holiday music. Even after Simone released her successful 25 de Dezembro in 1995, recording labels did not jump on the bandwagon to flood the market with Brazilian artists singing Christmas music. …

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Dec 14 2003

A Brasilian Christmas (Various Artists)

  Christmas South of the Equator   If you have ever wondered what it is like to spend Christmas in the southern hemisphere, where it is summer in December, then you know what to expect from A Brasilian Christmas. This collection of Christmas songs from Brazil and the world is as colorful as its cover …

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Oct 25 2003

Ivan Lins, Chucho Valdés e Irakere: Ao Vivo

Ao Vivo

Brazil Meets Cuba   The combination of Chucho Valdés’ Afro-Cuban fusion jazz with Ivan Lins’ elaborate songwriting has produced a truly world-class recording. For Ivan Lins music lovers, Ao Vivo em Cuba is more than a collection of greatest hits. The new arrangements and totally new Caribbean flavor in Lins’ songs are unforgettable and just …

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