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Sway-Quien Sera by Anna (Acevedo) Lyman

Latin American singer and music producer, Anna (Acevedo) Lyman has released Sway-Quien Sera, an album in which she traces well seasoned Latin jazz rhythms. Anna is a gifted vocalist who is able to paint amazing grooves with her many different vocal palettes. Her band’s impulse warrants a listening: percussionist Sal Ferreiras, drummers Dan Brubeck and Buff Allen, tenor saxophonist Phil Dwyer, bassist Rick Kilburn, guitarists Darryl Jahnke, Bill Coon, and pianist Tony Foster sound cushy and fiery in whatever melody they adventure out from.

Lyman’s voice is sultry and artful with a range here of at least four octaves. Grace, sensitivity and jubilancy are the core of Anna’s Latin jazz compositions and all along the tracks, this collective deploys a nice orchestration, travelling within the many different soundscapes she wants them to visit. The highlights of this release include Lighter, Deme El Sol, Sway, Baila Lupita!, Dindi

Sway-Quien Sera is a beautiful and artful work of vocal/band cohesion intermixed with melodic Lyman themes, coupled with interludes of strings, percussion, drums and phrases. The many Latin lines Anna showcases here call into giving an album full of knack and reliance. Overall this album features Anna Lyman’s scats and also her abilities to perform Latin jazz. The compositions: Lighter, Island Man, Secretos, Deme El Sol, Baila Lupita!, are tinted with orchestrated tones as Lyman’s cohorts endow a bouncing accompaniment. Its endeavours to be a musically well performed album and also easy to listen to. Recommended.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Anna (Acevedo) Lyman
  • CD Title: Sway-Quien Sera
  • Genre: Latin Jazz / Latin Funk
  • Year Released: 2008
  • Record Label: Independent Release
  • Tracks: Lighter, Island Man, Secretos, Deme El Sol, Sway, One Note Samba, Triste, Baila Lupita!, Dindi
  • Musicians: Sal Ferreiras (percussion), Dan Brubeck, Buff Allen (drums), Phil Dwyer (tenor Sax), Rick Kilburn (bass), Darryl Jahnke, Bill Coon (guitars), Tony Foster (piano)
  • Rating: Two Stars
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