Feature CD Of The Week: Eliane Elias' "Made In Brazil"
For Release: March 22, 2015
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 3/22/2015
The Feature CD of the Week for this first full week of Spring 2015 is Made In Brazil by the great Eliane Elias. This album marks a return to Brazil for Elias who has
not recorded there since she moved to New York in 1981.
The Multi-Grammy Award winning artist says she was totally absorbed in this project,
acting as producer, composer, lyricist, arranger, pianist and vocalist.
Recorded in Sao Paulo, she gathered a crew of some of Brazil's best musicians, along
with guest appearances from Mark Kible (of Take Six fame) her daughter Amanda Brecker,
Brazilian R&B star Ed Motta, distinguished bossa nova composer Roberto Menescal, and
The London Symphony Orchestra.
Steve Rodby and Marc Johnson co-produced the CD and performed on all tracks. It has
seven originals by Elias and gems from Roberto Menescal, Ari Barosso and Antonio Carlos
Jobim. Made in Brazil displays the skillful and unmistakably sensual Eliane Elias in perfect form as both
a pianist and vocalist of the highest caliber.
To quote the Concord Records press release, "listening to Made In Brazil and diving into Eliane's originals and fetching interpretations of Brazilian Classics
will surely delight and fill your heart and ears with soul-stirring joy."