Saudade

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Track list
1. Anabela, Mario Gil / Paulo César Pinheiro
2. O cantador, Dori Caymmi / Nelson Motta
3. Eu não existo sem você, Antônio Carlos Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes
4. Feitiço da Vila, Vadico /Noel Rosa
5. Acqua Marcia, Ivan Lins / Marina Colasanti
6. Beatriz, Chico Buarque / Edu Lobo
7. Na ilha de Lia,no barco de Rosa, Chico Buarque / Edu Lobo
8. Chora brasileira Djalma Tinoco / Fatima Guedes /Rosane Lessa
9. Disparada, Theo de Barros / Geraldo Vandré
10. Onde está você?, Oscar Castro-Neves / Luvercy Fiorini
11. Sodade, meu bem, sodade, Zé do Norte
12. Bambayuque, Zeca Baleiro
13. The Last Train, Don Grusin
14. Desenredo, Dori Caymmi / Paulo César Pinheiro
Intro and coda O trenzinho do caipira Heitor Villa-Lobos

Bonus Track (live in concert)
Angola, Theo de Barros /Paulo César Pinheiro

Produced by Paul Winter and Dixon Van Winkle
Associate Producer: Kit Thomas
©2015 Earth Music Productions, LLC.
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Saudade by Renato Braz

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Regarded in Brazil as “the João Gilberto of the 21th century,” Renato Braz is presented here in his debut album for the US, along with the Paul Winter Consort, Dori Caymmi, Ivan Lins, and The Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble. With his sublime clarion voice, Renato sings 14 of the most beautiful songs ever to come out of Brazil, composed by Dori Caymmi, Edu Lobo, Ivan Lins, Chico Buarque, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Theo de Barros, Mario Gil, and Oscar Castro-Neves. The album is imbued with the spirit of longing the Brazilians describe with their word “saudade.”

 

 

Anabela“, featuring: Renato Braz, voice and acoustic guitar; Paul Winter, soprano sax; Paul McCandless, oboe; Eugene Friesen, cello; Sizão Machado, bass; Gordon Gottlieb, drums; Bré percussion

From the first strains of “Anabela” I am hypnotized by the haunting voice of Renato Braz. He has a smooth, melancholy, infectious style that heralds Brazilian culture with romantic, Portuguese tones. I don’t need to understand the lyrics, because the beauty of his voice and his emotional delivery says it all.On his first CD release in the U.S., he offers fifteen songs bred and beloved in Brazil. His elegant delivery entices you to love them too.” -- Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs

 

The Last Train,” featuring: Renato Braz voice; Paul McCandless, oboe; Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul Sullivan, piano; Eliot Wadopian, bass; Gordon Gottlieb, drums; Café, percussion

 

“Desenredo,” featuring Renato Braz voice; Paul Winter, soprano sax; Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul Sullivan, piano; Sizão Machado, bass; Gordon Gottlieb, drums; Bré, percussion; Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble, chorus

 

“Angola,” featuring Renato Braz voice; Paul Winter, soprano sax; Paul McCandless, oboe Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul Sullivan, piano; Webster Santos, 12-string guitar; Sergio Brandão, bass; Gordon Gottlieb, drums; Café, percussion; Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble, chorus

 

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