Elli Fordyce: Dindi
Elli Fordyce (vocals)
Something Still Cool
Elli Fordyce (vocals),
Joe Magnarelli (flugelhorn), Harry Whitaker (piano), Mark Wade (bass), Joe Strasser (drums), Samuel Torres (percussion).
Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. English lyrics by Ray Gilbert.
Recorded: New York, April 1999; released 2007
Rating: 84/100 (learn more)
Music is mainly mind-reading; it's psychokinesis among musicians, their listeners and back again. An apt singer can transmit their thoughts, and one can almost see Elli's expressions as she sings this Jobim gem. "Dindi" may mean "little jewel," or it might be taken from the Dirindi Forest near Jobim's estate; it could also be about a beloved Yorkshire terrier. With this inspired performance, Elli could make one believe almost anything. Assimilate a clairvoyant flugelhorn solo and perceptive percussion with a telepathic trio and you've got what is unknown as musical sixth sense. It's more fact than hunch that Elli was singing to her dog "Minty" and the spirit of her "Dindi," but you'd swear she's sending it out to you.
Reviewer: Marissa Dodge