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Luciana Souza: Duets III

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Catching up after a three-year recording hiatus, Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza returns with two albums: the final installment in her Grammy-nominated, voice-and-guitar Duos trilogy and a tribute to Chet Baker, both produced by her husband, Larry Klein.

Duos III is a reunion of sorts, on two fronts. The album marks Souza’s return to the Sunnyside label, which ignited the series a decade ago with Brazilian Duets and released Duos II in 2005; III also reteams her with guitarists Marco Pereira and Romero Lubambo, both featured on the two previous installments. On Brazilian Duos, her third partner was her father, Walter Santos. For Duos II she extended the list to four guitarists, adding Guilherme Monteiro and Swami Jr. This time around, she includes another exemplary countryman, Toninho Horta, whose work as a composer and arranger is as legendary as his playing.

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