by Eliane EliasEliane Elias


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Eliane Elias' second record for Bluebird is, like the previous Kissed by Nature, a vocal date intended for crossover audiences. Elias connects with her Brazilian pop heritage by choosing to sing, early on, a pair of Astrud Gilberto pieces, "Call Me" and "So Nice (Summer Samba)," both of which fortuitously suit the short range of her voice. Still, she speaks far more with a half-minute of piano soloing than she does with several minutes of vocal interpretation, and sounds far more comfortable taking an extra verse of the latter in Portuguese. Unlike the Gilberto tracks, Elias succeeds on two Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions, "Photograph" and the title song, her voice ironically betraying her in the same seductive fashion that Jobim himself made a hallmark. Her solos, though beautiful and contemplative, are short and usually hug the shore. As an overall musician, Elias has sure instincts when playing or singing, and compensates for her lack of vocal strength by rarely lingering on her notes.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
Label: Rca Victor
UPC: 0828765833523
catalogNumber: 58335
Rank: 47178

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eliane Elias   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,fender rhodes
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Marc Johnson   Bass
Vaneese Thomas   Background Vocals
Paulinho Braga   Percussion,Drums
Oscar Castro-Neves   Guitar
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Martee Lebow   Background Vocals
Michael Mainieri   Vibes
Rob Mathes   Conductor
Gavyn Wright   Concert Master
Guilherme Monteiro   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dorival Caymmi   Composer
Marc Johnson   Producer
Gene Lees   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Alan Brandt   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Eliane Elias   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Joe Ferla   Engineer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Tony Hatch   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Rob Mathes   Orchestral Arrangements
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Steve Rodby   Producer
Marcos Valle   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
David Weyner   Executive Producer
Helicopter   Art Direction
Victor Schertzinger   Composer
George Forrest   Composer
Bob Haymes   Composer
Antonio Almeida   Composer
Paulo Sérgio Valle   Composer
Ed Gerrard   Management
Peter Doris   Engineer
Peter Himberger   Management
Jonathan Allen   Engineer

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