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Eliane Elias: Light My Fire

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Bright as August along the Costa de Sol and breezy as an Hawaiian lanai, the latest from Brazilian pianist-vocalist-arranger Eliane Elias is possibly the most refreshing summertime jazz album since Getz met the Gilbertos. Blending Brazilian classics, original compositions and pop and jazz standards, Elias plays and sings exquisitely on all 12 selections, surrounding herself with the same number of exemplary artists, including her ex-husband Randy Brecker on trumpet, bassist Marc Johnson, drummer Paulo Braga, guitar greats Oscar Castro-Neves and Romero Lubambo and legendary guitarist-vocalist Gilberto Gil.

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