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A charming young Brazilian singer/acoustic guitarist with a light, melodic Rio de Janeiro-ish approach, Ana Caram showed much promise on her debut American release, Amazonia. The clean-sounding collection of pop and pop-jazz, which draws on such influences as Astrud Gilberto and Gal Costa, may not be innovative, but it's definitely personal and heartfelt. In addition to contributing her own songs, Caram interprets the music of Brazilian artists ranging from Ivan Lins ("Illuminado") to Djavan ("Cigano" and "Aviao") to the revered Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Solitao," a fine song that isn't one of his better-known compositions). Most of the CD finds Caram singing in her native language of Portuguese, but on the poetic "Antonio's Song" (one of the best songs jazz-pop vocalist Michael Franks has ever written), she switches to English with equally inviting results.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/1991
Label: Chesky Records
UPC: 0090368004529
catalogNumber: 45
Rank: 74438

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ana Caram   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Leandro Braga   Piano
Cyro Baptista   Percussion
David Finck   Bass
Ted Lo   Synthesizer
Tiberio Nascimento   Percussion,Vocals
Portinho   Drums
Steve Sacks   Flute,Alto Flute,Alto Saxophone
Lizzie Bravo   Vocals
Rick Baitz   Synthesizer,Vocals
Kyoko Hirano   Vocals
Lillian Holtzclaw   Vocals
Vera Jeger   Vocals
Alexandre Lolli   Vocals
Adriana Rios   Vocals

Technical Credits

David Chesky   Producer
Leandro Braga   Arranger,Director
Norman Chesky   Executive Producer
Bob Katz   Engineer
Steve Sacks   Arranger
Emily Saliers   Composer
Hal Wilson   Art Direction
William Cantwell   Paintings,Cover Art

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