Eliane Elias: Chega de Saudade


Chega de Saudade


Eliane Elias (vocals, piano)


Bossa Nova Stories (Blue Note 50999 2 28103 2 8)

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

Paulo Braga (drums, percussion)


Composed by A.C. Jobim & Vinicius De Moraes


Rating: 89/100 (learn more)

Bossa nova puts me into a kind of altered state in which perception of time loosens up, as does the attitude. There must be something about those rhythms that provides comfort at a subconscious level. Eliane Elias opens "Chega de Saudade" with her sultry and breathy vocals, accompanied at first by acoustic guitar and percussion. Liftoff is achieved when her piano kicks in, urged on by Marc Johnson's subtle and swinging basslines. It's amazing to me that bossa nova is celebrating a half century as a genre. This song feels like it's been around forever.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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