Eliane Elias – I Thought About You

May 31, 2013 / No Comments / Tags: chet baker, concord jazz, concord records, eliane elias, I thought about you, marc johnson, marivaldo dos santos, oscar castro-neves, rafael barata, randy brecker, steve cardenas, thejazzpage.com, victor lewis

(Concord Jazz)

Vocalist/pianist extraordinaire Eliane Elias turns her attention to tunes associated with the great trumpeter and singer Chet Baker. She treats each song with a style and grace fitting any tribute to Baker. Many of the arrangements reflect the influence of Elias’ Brazilian roots and the singer’s and often-sensuous vocals give the tunes a wholly different feel from Baker’s interpretations. Helping to create the musical mood here is an equally notable lineup, which includes guitarists Oscar Castro-Nieves and Steve Cardenas, drummers Victor Lewis and Rafael Barata, percussionist Marivaldo dos Santos, bassist Marc Johnson (Elias’ husband) and trumpeter Randy Brecker (Elias former husband). The project is a wonderful mix of bossa nova and ballads delivered at the high level of artistry we’ve come to expect from an Elias production .

Click to listen to a clip of “Girl Talk”.

Tracks: I Thought About You, There Will Never Be Another You, This Can’t Be Love, Embraceable You, That Old Feeling, Everything Depends Upon You, I’ve Never Been In Love Before, Let’s Get Lost, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Blue Room, Just Friends, Girl Talk, Just in Time , I Get Along Without You Very Well .

Website: ElianeElias.com