Ana Caram – Bossa Nova {Chesky}

Ana Caram – Bossa Nova {Chesky}

Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Vocal

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AllMusic Review by Alex Henderson

After saluting Antonio Carlos Jobim’s lesser-known songs on The Other Side of Jobim, Ana Caram turned to his more famous work with equally splendid results on Bossa Nova. Jobim had recently died when she recorded the CD in January 1995, and the singer/guitarist felt that another tribute was in order. While Other Side purposely avoided standards, Bossa Nova is full of them.

Anyone with even a casual knowledge of Brazilian pop-jazz and the bossa nova will be familiar with such standards as “The Girl From Ipanema,” “Agua de Beber” and “Chega de Saudade.” But while Caram’s choices may be obvious, her treatment of them isn’t. From “O Pato” to “Double Rainbow,” everything on Bossa Nova sounds personal and individualistic rather than cliched.

01. Chega de Saudade (3:48)
02. Samba de Verao (3:26)
03. Rio (3:15)
04. Garota de Ipanema (5:45)
05. Agua de Beber (4:16)
06. Chovendo Na Roseira (3:28)
07. O Amor em Paz (5:14)
08. O Pato (3:23)
09. Voce Vai Ver (4:00)
10. Brigas, Nunca Mais (2:47)
11. Olha Pro Ceu (4:20)
12. Samba do Aviao (4:35)

Ana Caram – vocals
Steve Sacks – flute & alto flute
Cliff Korman – piano & synths
David Finck – bass
Duduka da Fonseca – drums
Romero Lubambo – guitar
George Young – saxophone
Al Hunt – alto flute
Steve Sacks – musical director & arranger

Produced by David Chesky and Steve Sacks
Recorded January 22-24, 1995 at MasterSound Studios, Astoria, NY
Recorded by Bob Katz
Executive Producer: Norman Chesky
Editing & Mastering: Miguel Kertsman
Project Director: Roy Spangenthal
A & R Coordinator: Peter Cho
Assistant Producer: Steve Guttenberg
MasterSound Engineer: David Merrill
Assistant Engineer: Asier Leatxe
Technical Consultant: George Kaye
Session Assistants: David Windmuller, Jason Stewart, John Panagiotakis
Production Manager: Shari Rothstein
Production Assistants: Lisa Hershfield & Andrea Fusina
Photography: Luciana Pampalone
Art Director: Richard Zuluaga
Piano Tuner: Ray Conti

Yamaha CFIII Concert Grand Piano provided by Yamaha Corp. of America

Chesky Records, 1995

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