Title - 'Albare Plays Jobim, Vol. 2'
Artist - Albare
For those unaware, Albare Plays Jobim, Volume 2 (out now via Alfi Records and a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim) is his 6th collaboration with Phil Turcio and his 5th with Joe Chindamo.
Indeed, it is also his second collaboration with Antonio Sanchez and first with Ricardo Rodriguez and overall, Albare Plays Jobim is his 12th album of his romantic exploration of Jobim's enchanting melodies.
Albare says: "As Jobim was such an influence in my playing, I feel this album is overdue and I am now ready to express the intense beauty of these melodies to my own satisfaction."
2. 'Summer Samba'
3. 'A Felicidade'
4. 'So Danšo Samba'
5. 'Caminhos Cruzados'
6. 'How Insensitive'
8. 'Girl from Ipanema'
9. 'Once I Loved'
This quietly phenomenal album opens with the stillness of 'Dindi' and backs that with the dedicated fervency of 'Summer Samba,' the Latin-pop bounce of 'A Felicidade,' the mid-tempo elegance of 'So Danšo Samba,' and then the lush, cinematic orchestrations of 'Caminhos Cruzados' followed by the gentle Mediterranean hipsway of 'How Insensitive.'
Up next is the relaxed, laid back approach to 'Triste' which is backed by his rendition of the much beloved classic 'Girl from Ipanema,' the late night, smoky underground jazz club appeal of 'Once I Loved,' with the album coming to a close on the upbeat dance accord of 'Favela' and then the aptly entitled atmospheric elegance of 'Meditation.'
Guitars: Albare, Piano, string arrangement and conductor: Joe Chindamo, Drums: Antonio Sanchez, Bass: Ricardo "Ricky" Rodriquez.
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