Eliane Elias Sings Jobim

Eliane Elias Sings Jobim

by Eliane Elias


Eliane Elias has considerable chops as an acoustic pianist, although as a singer, she is definitely limited and doesn't have a great range by any means. No one's going to mistake Elias' singing for that of Flora Purim, Astrud Gilberto, Gal Costa or Tânia Maria. But while her voice is paper-thin, Elias sings with enough feeling and sincerity to make Sings Jobim a decent, if conventional, Brazilian jazz offering. Her second tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim (the first was 1989's all-instrumental Eliane Elias Plays Jobim), this CD finds her staying away from instrumentals and embracing familiar, oft-recorded bossa nova standards like "The Girl from Ipanema," "So Danco Samba," "One Note Samba" and "Desafinado." Elias' singing (most of it in Portuguese) is the focal point, although she gets in a few nice piano solos. Unfortunately, Elias plays it safe and doesn't offer a lot of surprises. Given the many great but lesser-known songs that Jobim wrote, one wishes Elias had been less conservative and more adventurous in her choice of material. Although pleasant enough, this isn't one of her essential releases.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/28/1998
Label: Blue Note Records
UPC: 0724349505025
catalogNumber: 95050

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eliane Elias   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Marc Johnson   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Paulinho Braga   Bongos,Drums
Café   Percussion
Oscar Castro-Neves   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Voices
Nilson Matta   Acoustic Bass
Amanda Elias Brecker   Background Vocals
Christine Martin   Background Vocals
Paulo Braga   Bongos,Drums,Background Vocals
Marc Courtney Johnson   Bass,Acoustic Bass
Arch Johnson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Chico Buarque   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Oscar Castro-Neves   Producer
Eliane Elias   Producer
James Farber   Engineer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Hitoshi Namekata   Executive Producer
Christine Martin   Executive Producer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Kaoru Taku   Art Direction
Yoshimitsu Harashima   Executive Producer
André Salvet   Composer

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