Sunday, September 2, 2018

Vocal CD of the Month - "Anna Luna: Urubú"

Vocal Jazz CD of the Month
Anna Luna: "Urubú" (self-release) 2018
Rating: ***** (musical performance & sonic quality)

After some great more orthodox jazz albums, Spain's best singer delivers a surprising and awesome project that fuses jazz, flamenco and Brazilian music. She's also an excellent composer ("Un Cuento," "Vivo, Siento," "Déjame,"), but excels also on Brazilian tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim ("Chovendo Na Roseira" with Spanish lyrics by Luna herself), Djavan ("Nobreza," "Nem Um Dia") and João Bosco ("Água Mãe Água") and in a haunting rendition of "Afonsina Y El Mar," made famous by Mercedes Sosa.

Executive Producer: Salvador Montés
Arranged by Rafael Madacasgar and Jaume Vilaseca
Artwork: Laura Auladell & Anna Luna

Featuring: Anna Luna (vocals), Jaume Vilaseca (piano), Rafael Madagascar (keyboards), Toni Porcar and Pedro Javier González (flamenco guitar), Roberto Faenzi (drums & percussion), Martín Laportilla (electric bass), Lautaro (bouzouki & laúd), Pablo Gómez (cajón flamenco), Carol Morgado (flamenco rhythmic footwork & clapping)

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