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Clarice Assad : Love, All That It Is

As Brazilian dynasties go, few can rival the breadth or depth of the tri-generational Assad clan. Legendary guitarist Jorge and his vocalist wife Angelina begot globally acclaimed guitarist brothers Sergio and Odair (best known for their classical repertoire, though equally at home with homegrown jazz and pop) and their equally admired singer/guitarist sister, Badi (numbered, by Guitar Player magazine, among the 100 greatest players). Clarice, Sergio’s eldest daughter, arrived in 1978, developing into a fine classical and jazz pianist, composer and jazz-infused pop stylist with a voice that can sometimes seem as pure and delicate as a freshly plucked gardenia and other times as towering and robust as a sky-scraping sequoia.

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