Sunday, June 27, 2004

Alluring Brazilian Voices

With all the well-deserved fuss about the irresistable Bebel Gilberto and her self-titled release, you might overlook the 2004 album, Dreamers, by the seductive Brazilian-born, New York-based Eliane Elias.

Both albums contain tracks sung in English and Spanish. Am I alone in thinking that Brazilian jazz and bossa nova, when sung in English, are less sexy? Could you imagine them sung in German?

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