Postcards From Rio - The Ana Caram Collection (JD182)

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  1. A Voz Do Morro
  2. Alagoas
  3. Garota De Ipanema
  4. Agua De Beber
  5. Meditation
  6. Samba De Verao
  7. Ancorar
  8. Anos Dourados
  9. Samba Torto
  10. Africando
  11. Illuminados
  12. Pra Que Chorar
  13. Antonio's Song
  14. Maracana

She was born in the countryside of Sao Paulo state, "discovered" at a jazz festival in Finland, acclaimed in Japan and recorded in New York City. Perhaps it seems ironic that this retrospective of Ana Caram's music is titled Postcards from Rio. Yet her five albums on Chesky are all imbued with the atmosphere of this captivating city, whose music transforms everyone it touches. These fourteen musical postcards were created with love and recorded with a freshness and clarity impossible to capture in multi-track recording.

Ana Caram - Vocals, guitar

Cliff Korman - Piano, synthesizer

David Finck - Bass

Duduka da Fonseca - Drums, percussion

Steve Sacks - Flute, alto flute, tenor & soprano saxophone

Al Hunt - Flute, alto flute, clarinet, oboe, English horn

David Sacks - Trombone

Erik Friedlander - Cello

Raul Jaurena - Bandoneon

Romero Lubambo - Guitar

George Young - Saxophone

Portinho - Drums

Leandro Braga - Piano

Ted Lo - Synthesizers

Cyro Baptista, Jamey Haddad - Percussion

Matthew Dine - Oboe

Sergio Assad - Guitar, 12 String Guitar

Produced by David Chesky and Steve Sacks

Recorded by Bob Katz

Recorded using the 128X oversampling A to D Mark III converter with ultra analog modules and vacuum tube equipment built by George Kaye.

This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.

Reviews

"Caram sings with the clarity of a fine diamond and the simplicity of a performer confident in her style and interpretation to carry the message without the clutter of overstyling."

- The Portland Skanner