Adorned with talent, flutist/vocalist Wendy Luck’s new self-release "See You in Rio" has the ambiance of pure Brazilian feel.... Launched in 2006; this decidedly refined collection of sound enhances the flute’s reputation for sensuality. This project does grasp the attitude and tempo of the Brazilian atmosphere.
This disc showcases the multi-talents of Ms. Luck and the sounds around her. Joao Bosco’s rhythm section takes this disc and guides it through numerous moods. Cliff Korman’s majestic yet smooth ivories stimulate this production adding that special seduction of the Brazilian culture, igniting any mood on any level. However, the enticing vocals of Ms. Luck will fuel and charge the most dormant of passions and one listens!
"Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5" is simply a brilliant execution of the Spanish aura. The piece sincerely promotes the passion and sensitivity of the culture set to music. Luck’s flute at the end encapsulates that breathtaking journey of this spin. The title cut "See You in Rio" catapults this disk with an upbeat performance. Cyro Baptista’s percussion throughout the piece cements a smooth balance as the other sounds follow his strong foundation.
If you want the feel of living on the edge, catch the "London Samba" express. This is a fabulous piece of instrumental precision. This experience just explodes with a plethora of sounds offering the listeners that true Latin appeal.... Ms. Luck’s offering of "See You in Rio" generates that excitement that jazz should in this genre. The international flavor Ms. Luck demonstrates has the palettes of those fans just spinning for more. This is an excellent effort and one that will not go unnoticed.