Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eliane Elias


































Artist:  Eliane Elias
Born:  March 19, 1960.  Sao Paulo, Brazil
Genre:  Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Pop, Latin Jazz, Post-Pop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, World Fusion
Occupation:  Musician, Singer, Composer
Instruments:  Piano, Vocals

Eliane Elias is a Brazilian Jazz Pianist and Singer, born in Sao Paulo, she started studying Piano at age 7, and at age 12 was transcribing solos from Jazz Masters, at age 15, she was teaching Piano and Improvisation.  Her career began in Brazil at age 17.  In 1981, she moved to New York City where she attended The Juilliard School of Music.  A year later she became part of the group Steps Ahead.  Shortly her solo career began and signed to Blue Note Records.  She has worked with many notable artists such as Herbie Hancock, Steve Gadd, Stanley Clarke, Eddie Gomez, Peter Erskine, Bill Evans, Chet Baker and many more!.  In 2007 with album Something For You, which won Best Vocal Album Of The Year and The Gold Disc Award in Japan, and this album reached No. 1 on the U.S. Jazz Radio Charts, No. 8 on Billboard and No. 2 on The French Jazz Chart.














Title:  Dance Of Time  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Brazilian Pop, Latin Jazz, Post-Pop, Jazz Instrument, Piano Jazz, World Fusion
Label:  Concord Music
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  O Pato  (4:19)
 2.  You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me  (3:52)
 3.  Copacabana  (5:22)
 4.  Coisa Feita  (5:02)
 5.  By Hand  (5:17)
 6.  Sambou Sambou  (3:52)
 7.  Little Paradise  (5:01)
 8.  Speak Low  (6:34)
 9.  Samba De Orly  (3:22)
10. Na Batucada Da Vida  (5:39)
11. An Up Dawn  (4:26)
12. Not To Cry  (3:55)

Personnel:

Eliane Elias: Vocals, Piano
Marcus Teixeira:  Acoustic Guitar on Tracks:  1-3, 5-10
Conrado Goys:  Electric Guitar on Track 4
 Marcedo Mariano:  Electric Bass on Tracks:  1-10
Edu Ribeiro:  Drums on Tracks:  1-3, 5-10
Celso de Almeida:  Drums on Track 4
Marivaldo dos Santos:  Percussion on Tracks:  2, 3, 9
Gustavo di Dalva:  Percussion on Tracks: 2, 3, 9

Special Guests:

Amilton Godoy:  Piano on Track 11
Joao Bosco:  Vocals, Guitar on Track 4
Mark Kibble:  Background on Tracks:  3, 5, 8
Mike Mainieri:  Vibraphone on Tracks:  2, 7
Randy Brecker:  Flugelhorn on Track 8
Toquinho:  Vocals on Tracks:  9, 12, Guitar on Track 12

Dance Of Time is an album by Eliane Elias, was released on March 24, 2017 by Concord Music.  Album has the same mix of Brazilian and English language tunes that relied most heavily on Bossa Nova.

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