Rosa Passos & Ron Carter – Entre Amigos (2003) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Rosa Passos & Ron Carter – Entre Amigos (2003)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:52 minutes | 1,08 GB | Genre: Jazz
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Brazilian singer Rosa Passos meets legendary jazz bassist, Ron Carter. You will now have a front row seat right by Carter’s big, woody acoustic bass violin, as he uses his singing sound, big percussive beat and canny harmonic sensibility to complement the bossa nova artistry of the inimatble Rosa Passos.

Rosa Passos made her recording debut as a leader in 1979, but this 2003 Chesky CD may be her first to be released outside of South America. The Brazilian singer is paired with veteran bassist Ron Carter, who provides a solid melodic foundation for her throughout the date; the delightful Brazilian guitarist Lula Galvao; percussionist Paulo Braga, and, on a few tracks, veteran session musician Billy Drewes on tenor sax or clarinet. While the focus is clearly on the soft, effective vocals of Passos, who is extremely effective in her interpretations of bossa nova classics such as “Insensatez,” “Desafinado,” “Caminhos Cruzados,” and “O Grande Amor,” Carter’s solos are also subtly swinging. Not satisfied with sticking exclusively to a well known repertoire, Passos is a superb interpreter of less familiar songs like Jobim’s “Por Causa de Voce” (a duet with Carter, whose playing is phenomenal on this track) and the lively “Feitio de Oracao.” The warm, very intimate sound throughout this studio date makes this a particularly memorable bossa nova release.

01 – Bahia Com H
02 – Insensatez
03 – Desafinado
04 – Sorriu Para Mim
05 – A Primeira Vez
06 – Garota de Ipanema
07 – Por Causa de Voce
08 – Caminhos Cruzados
09 – Feitio de Oracao
10 – Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
11 – O Grande Amor

Main Artists Rosa Passos & Ron Carter
Paulinho Braga, percussion
Ron Carter, bass
Billy Drewes, clarinet, tenor sax
Luis Galvao, guitar
Rosa Passos, guitar

Producer David Chesky, Clifford Korman
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Bryn Chernoff, Matthew Epstein, Lisa Hershfield
Engineer Rick Eckerle, Barry Wolifson
Assistant Engineer Phillip Sztenderowicz
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout

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.