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Jobim by Eliane Elias

The Brazilian born pianist , grew up listening to jazz and classical music. Her music is a mixture of Brazilian, Argentinean and Salsa. Eliane worked with the big band of guitarist Sebastiao Tapajos and bassist Eddie Gomez bought Elias to prominence ; she moved to New York in 1981, joined Steps ahead, and married Trumpeter Randy Brecker in 1983, in the same year she appeared on polish Violinist Michael Urbaniak's "Sorrow Is not forever But Love is" . She made her debut recording as a leader, Illusions, Denon in 1986, and followed it with another Denon album featuring Gomez Crosscurrents.

Since signing for Blue Note in 1989, she has carved a niche for herself in an attractive Brazilian/jazz fusion corner, Most overtly on her debut as she plays tribute to her dear friend and mentor Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Elias' touch on the keyboard is gentle and deliberate making every note count and never letting one go to waste. If you live the music of Jobim, this is one of your top shelf.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Eliane Elias
  • CD Title: Jobim
  • Genre: Brazilian Jazz / Brazilian Pop Jazz
  • Year Released: 1998
  • Record Label: Blue Note
  • Musicians: Eliane Elias (vocal), Michael Brecker (tenor sax) Oscar Castro-Neves (acoustic guitar, vocal), Marc Johnson (acoustic bass, vocal), Paulo Braga (drums, bongos, vocal), Cafe (percussion), Amanda Brecker (vocal), Christine Martin (vocal), Elza Silva (vocal)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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