Eliane Elias: Jazz 'n' Samba


Jazz 'N' Samba


Eliane Elias (piano, vocals)


Brazilian Classics (Blue Note 84337)

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Eliane Elias (piano, vocals), Oscar Castro-Neves (guitar, vocals), Marc Johnson (bass),

Paulo Braga (drums)


Recorded: New York, October 1997


Rating: 84/100 (learn more)

Brazilian-born pianist Eliane Elias is not only adept at the music of her native land, but she’s also well known for proficiency in the jazz of her adopted country, ever since her time as a member of the first-class jazz-fusion group Steps Ahead. On Jobim’s “Jazz ‘n’ Samba (So Danço Samba),” she combines the music of both cultures, offering a gentle vocal duet with guitarist and bossa nova pioneer Oscar Castro-Nueves before breaking into some funky, straight-ahead jazz over a sizzling samba beat.

Reviewer: David Franklin

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