Light My Fire is Eliane Elias at her best and perfectly reflects her great talent as a composer, singer, songwriter and pianist. There are twelve songs on this excellent collection. Among the songs are found "Rosa Morena," "Stay Cool," "Aquele Abraco," "Light My Fire," "Silver Sandal," "My Cherie Amour," "Toda Menina Baiana," "Bananeira," "Made in Moonlight," "Turn To Me," "Take Five," and "What About the Heart."
Having followed the musical career of Eliane Elias since the late 1980s, she has always been a highly innovative pianist, and coupled with her unique voice and abilities as composer and songwriter of popular songs, she continues to be a visible and enjoyable jazz icon in contemporary jazz music. There is nobody just like her, for she is one of a special kind. Her piano stylings continue to dazzle and hypnotize!
Elais began studying piano at age seven and her recording career commenced in Brazil at age seventeen. During 1981, she went to New York where in 1982, she became associated with the group named Steps Ahead. It should also be mentioned that Eliane Elias also demonstrated her classical skills in 1993 with the release of On the Classical Side. In 2002, she recorded with internationally respected opera figure Denyce Graves in The Lost Days.
There is a sensuous feel to her vocals and a clarity of tone that is perfectly suited to her performing talents. Another highly popular CD was her Dreamer released during 2004.
Two songs of note in this fine collection, among others, is her interpretation of Jim Morrison and the Doors' "Light My Fire" and Dave Brubeck Quartet's "Take Five." Listeners cannot help but be enchanted by the performance of her original composition, "What About the Heart," and also "Turn to Me."
Light My Fire is a lovely, memorable encounter. Every song performance is a winner on this CD collection and well-worth the listener's time...a fine CD collection in all aspects. Highly recommended.