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Unbreakable Heart by Sue Maskaleris

Sue Maskaleris is a powerhouse of a performer, her talents as a jazz vocalist, pianist, violinist, arranger, composer, and recorder performer are readily evident in the Brazilian jazz/contemporary jazz CD release, UNBREAKABLE HEART. Any performer who can master the sounds of the recorder instrument for jazz performances deserves attention and praise. Maskaleris does it all with ease and honest perfection of feeling.

This CD collection sparkles with imagination and sensitivity with its 13 songs. Each song expresses a jazz motif in a flawless setting. Some of the songs will ignite feelings of longing while others will charm with their lively Brazilian tempo, but each is a surprise and highly enjoyable. Selections include "Unbreakable Heart," "Mischief Night," "I Can't Cry Over You Anymore," "Delgado/Soonhos Reciclados," "The Love Within," among others. The solo work in this collection is extraordinary and memorable. Some of the artists performing with Sue Maskaleris include Paul Meyers on guitars, David Sacks on trombone, Gregory Jones on bass, Vanderlei Pereira on drums and percussion, Waltinho Anastacio on percussion, Andrew Lippman on trombone, Darmon Meader on flute and saxophone, Eddie Gomez on bass, Michal Urbaniak on violin, among many others. First rate performances.

If you are looking for something extraordinary, something with unusual music & lyrics, something with outstanding solo performances, give a listen to Sue Maskaleris on her UNBREAKABLE HEART collection. In addition to Sue Maskaleris, this collection features some of the best new work by musicians Eddie Gomez, Lenny White, Toninho Horta, Michal Urbaniak, and Mark Murphy. UNBREAKABLE HEART is an entertainment joy, full of life and emotion. A winner in all ways.

Sue Maskaleris is a great talent. Toninho Horta plays guitar and sings on four of the songs in this collection. Michal Urbaniak's violin playing is among the finest in contemporary jazz. Eddie Gomez is a most welcome bass performer with his imaginative stylings, anywhere and anytime!

UNBREAKABLE HEART deserves a lot of airplay time. Excellent collection.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Sue Maskaleris
  • CD Title: Unbreakable Heart
  • Genre: Brazilian Jazz / Brazilian Pop Jazz
  • Year Released: 2001
  • Record Label: Jazilian Records
  • Musicians: Sue Maskaleris, composer, leader, vocals, piano, violin, recorder, keyboards, arranger. Guest artists.
  • Rating: Five Stars
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