Duos III

Duos III

by Luciana SouzaLuciana Souza


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Though Grammy-winning Brazilian vocal great Luciana Souza's third Duos recording marks the (approximately) ten-year anniversary of her Grammy-nominated Brazilian Duos, the trilogy concludes marvelously with duets by the singer and the lineup that appears on Duos II (2005): Toninho Horta, Romero Lubambo, and Marco Pereira. Traveling the world and playing in the duet format over the previous decade has helped Souza hone her ability with intimate yet lively voice-guitar conversations rich with clarity and eloquence. Stripping away the need for busier accompaniment, she and her cohorts eagerly embrace the core of each story and its sonic moment. With the exception of a sparse, plaintive meditation on Jobim's renowned "Dindi," most of the songs run from two-four minutes, allowing for quick guitar-vocal exchanges that make their point without dallying or overstating. The opening track, the easy flowing and breezy "Tim Tim Por Tim Tim," has a simple guitar line that allows the listener to zero in on Souza's dusky tones and expansive range. The snappy "Doralise" finds her voice fluttering through her higher register and daring the accompanying guitar line to keep up. She balances percussive tunes like that with the gentler sensuality and slightly mournful touches of tracks like "As Rosas Nao Falam" and the opening segment of the medley of "Lamento Sertanejo" and (the rollicking) "Maca do Rosto." No matter the tempo, no matter the tone chosen by each guitarist, Souza's voice on these classics of her native land are mesmerizing.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2012
Label: Sunnyside
UPC: 0016728131520
catalogNumber: 1315
Rank: 137634

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Luciana Souza   Primary Artist
Toninho Horta   Vocals,Flamenco Guitar
Romero Lubambo   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Djavan   Composer
Gilberto Gil   Composer
Toninho Horta   Composer
Aloysio de Oliveira   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Larry Klein   Producer
Dominguinhos   Composer
Cartola   Composer
Antonio Almeida   Composer
Leonel Azevedo   Composer
Haroldo Barbosa   Composer
Dave Way   Engineer
J. Cascata   Composer
Carlos DeFreitas   Engineer
Kiko Farkas   Art Direction
Geraldo Jacques   Composer

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