Rosa Passos & Ron Carter
Paulo Braga, Billy Drewes, & Lula
There is something so alluring about Brazilian music: a suggestion of the tropical, the mysterious, and the sensual. And there is the Portuguese language, where a simple turn of phrase, a halting silence, the cool articulation of a vowel sound can summon forth feelings that require no translation.
Singer Rosa Passos, bassist Ron Carter and their fellow collaborators have recreated Brazilian music in their own image. Given the splendid sound quality of this recording, you have a front row seat right by Ron Carter's big, woody acoustic bass violin, as he uses his singing sound, big percussive beat and canny harmonic sensibility to compliment the come-hither bossa artistry of the imitable Rosa Passos.
Rosa Passos is a Brazilian sensation on the rise. Her talents are gaining her notice around the world and she is ready to capture devoted fans in the U.S.
Music critic Chip Stern says Rosa is a vital force both in the development of Brazilian music, and for a rededication to its fundamental principles. With her fragile, breathy instrument, and walking on eggshells delivery, Rosa Passos is an utterly captivating vocalist.
Producer Cliff Korman has been active in the Brazilian music world for almost twenty years, compiling a list of credits that include performance and recordings with the likes of Milton Nascimento, Leny Andrade, Paulo Moura, Toninho Horta, and Astrud Gilberto.
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