Elias, Eliane / Bossa Nova Stories
Album: Bossa Nova Stories   Collection:World
Artist:Elias, Eliane   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-22 Pull Date: 2009-05-24 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 10 May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12 Mar 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 20, 2010: Music Casserole
Too Marvelous For Words
4. Apr 28, 2009: At the Cafe Bohemian
Chege De Saude
2. Dec 04, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
The Girl From Ipanema
5. Apr 24, 2009: Memory Select
Falsa Baiana
3. May 08, 2009: The Rent Party
The Girl From Ipanema
6. Apr 17, 2009: No Cover, No Minimum
Falsa Baiana

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-14
Jazz-based bossas featuring the sexy voice and cool piano of Elias plus a tight band with solid arrangements. A mix of classic Brazilian tunes plus a few surprises (like Stevie Wonder’s “Superwoman.”) In English and Portuguese. Wonderful, sophisticated music.

*1. Lush and sensual version of the classic. Honey-smooth.
*2. So gorgeous midtempo samba classic. Absolutely delicious.
3. Slow jazz ballad with soft strings and a classic style.
4. Downtemp Gershwin, a romantic slow dance w/sophistication.
5. A sexy midtempo sway with a light, delicate touch.
*6. Toots Thielemans harp accents this slow sway. Wonderful.
7. Relaxed jazz with stylish vocals and hip piano.
8. Slow strings, vocal duet w/a sweeping jazz arrangement.
*9. Playfully sexy midtempo Johnny Mercer classic. Sweet.
10. More harmonica, downtempo w/a hint of blues.
*11. Mid/uptempo w/tripping, light vocals & guitar.
12. Upbeat summertime in Brazil sound. Light & breezy.
*13. Driving piano, fast vocals, gets into a cool jazz jam.
14. Slow love song with a lush orchestral arrangement.

Track Listing
1. The Girl From Ipanema   8. I'm Not Alone
2. Chege De Saude   9. Too Marvelous For Words
3. The More I See You   10. Superwoman
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me   11. Falsa Baiana
5. Desafinado   12. Minha Saudade
6. Estate   13. A Ra
7. Day In Day Out   14. Day By Day