Monday, August 24, 2015

Herb Alpert presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66..landmark album from 1966

This is the album that put Brasil'66 on the map and transformed Sergio Mendes from a respected jazz pianist to an international pop star.  It's been called some of the best samba music of all time with its rich and full production. Herb Alpert knew what he was onto when he gave this album kudos back nearly 40 years ago, and the album has maintained its greatness all through the decades.

The album is a milestone for Bossa Nova and for what was going to be known as Brazilian Jazz; no serious Bossa Nova collection would be complete without this jewel by Maestro Sergio Mendes.

 1. Mais Que Nada
 2. One Note Samba / Spanish Flea  
 3. The Joker
 4. Going Out Of My Head
 5. Tim Dom Dom  
 6. Day Tripper  
 7. Agua De Beber
 8. Slow Hot Wind
 9. O Pato

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Electro-Retro singer Joanne Weaver releases second album Interstellar Songbook II

New York based artist, Joanne Weaver, has released her second studio album, Interstellar Songbook II, the anticipated sequel to her debut album, Interstellar Songbook, that she independently released in 2012. Weaver’s new album consists of nine American songbook classics that she personally curated from the archives of the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's, transforming them to modern-day trip hop lounge songs with glitchy electronic beats and dark orchestration. 

The Ticker says,“With a voice as velvety as the curtains that hug the stage, Weaver is not to be missed.”

See previous post here: Sultry Songstress Joanne Weaver releases steamy new music video "Sway"

Marty's review: Joanne Weaver's 2nd album, Interstellar Songbook II, continues in the vein of her first release with a collection of jazz and nostalgic standards that are done with a contemporary sound and feel that will appeal to all lovers of cool jazz, nostalgic sounds and contemporary jazz-pop. With a voice that's silky, smooth and sultry, Joanne takes these standards and puts her own twist on them by creating a whole new dimension to the arrangements yet still keeping the timeless appeal and romance of the originals. Listen to classic tunes like "Begin the Beguine", "Moonlight Serenade" and "As Time Goes By" and see if you can't listen to them in a new and refreshing style that will have you up slow dancing and leave you breathless for more.


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