Brazilian Vocalist Carol Saboya to Make Her U.S. Solo Debut with “Belezas: The Music of Ivan Lins & Milton Nascimento”
Richmond, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Already established as a premier recording artist in her native Brazil and in Japan, with eight albums to her credit, vocalist Carol Saboya is poised to make her U.S. solo debut with the July 10 release of “Belezas: The Music of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento.” The CD, on the AAM Music label, features guest appearances by saxophonist Dave Liebman and harmonica master Hendrik Meurkens, and was produced and arranged by renowned pianist (and Saboyas father) Antonio Adolfo.
Having previously recorded an album based on the Antonio Carlos Jobim songbook, Saboya decided on a different tack for the new recording. I thought about great Brazilian composers who are known in the States, and Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento made sense, she says. Theyre modern in a way thats not bossa nova. They have these great harmonies and beautiful melodies, and their music really lends itself to jazz.
On “Belezas” Saboya sings in both Portuguese and English, including a new translation of Linss Estrela Guiaa paean to Nascimentoby the New York Voices Kim Nazarian that was commissioned by the composer especially for this project. Other Lins songs on the CD are Abre Alas, a 1970s-era song of protest against the Brazilian military dictatorship; Doce Presen