|Studio album by Roseanna Vitro|
|Released||June 8, 2004|
|Recorded||Charlestown Road Studios, Hampton, N.J.|
|Genre||Vocal jazz, Brazilian jazz|
|Label|| A Records |
|Producer||Paul Wickliffe, Roseanna Vitro|
|Roseanna Vitro chronology|
Tropical Postcards is the 9th album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, released in 2004 by A Records, an imprint of Challenge Records International. Brazilian jazz and popular music predominate, with seven of the album's eleven tracks provided by Brazilian composers (one by Edu Lobo and two each from Jobim, Milton Nascimento, and Ivan Lins), plus one familiar standard – Sammy Fain's I'll Be Seeing You – performed as a bossa nova .
Roseanna Elizabeth Vitro is a jazz singer and teacher from Arkansas.
Brazilian Jazz can refer to both a genre, largely influenced by Bossa nova, that exists in many nations and the jazz music of Brazil itself.
Eduardo de Góes "Edu" Lobo is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and composer.
AllMusic awarded the album 3½ stars; describing it as "among her best, most inspired and memorable projects," reviewer Alex Henderson cites Vitro's willingness to depart from the "all-standards-all-the-time" formula:
AllMusic is an online music database. It catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks, as well as information on musical artists and bands. It launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web.
Vitro -- true to form -- also surprises us with some gems that jazz vocalists haven't paid nearly as much attention to, including Tom Harrell's "Terrestris" and Ivan Lins' "I Just Need Your Kisses." Clearly, Vitro is smart enough to realize that a song doesn't have to be a Tin Pan Alley warhorse to have value, and she knows how important it is for a jazz vocalist to put his/her stamp on some lesser known pearls.
Tom Harrell is an American jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, composer, and arranger. Voted Trumpeter of the Year of 2018 byJazz Journalists Association, Harrell has won awards and grants throughout his career, including multiple Trumpeter of the Year awards from Down Beat magazine, SESAC Jazz Award, BMI Composers Award, and Prix Oscar du Jazz. He received a Grammy Award nomination for his big band album, Time's Mirror.
Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The name originally referred to a specific place: West 28th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in the Flower District of Manhattan; a plaque on the sidewalk on 28th Street between Broadway and Sixth commemorates it. In 2019 the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission took up the question of preserving five buildings on the north side of the street as a Tin Pan Alley Historic District.
Kenny Werner is an American jazz pianist, composer, and author.
Joseph Salvatore Lovano is an American jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist, and drummer. Since the late 1980s, Lovano has been one of the world's premiere tenor saxophone players, described by critic Chris Kelsey of Allmusic as "the tenor titan for our times" and relentlessly creative and innovative, earning a Grammy Award and several mentions on Down Beat magazine's critics' and readers' polls. He is married to jazz singer Judi Silvano with whom he records and performs. Lovano was a longtime member of a trio led by drummer Paul Motian.
Don Braden is an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
With special guests Trio da Paz (on tracks #1, 3, 5, 9):
Trio da Paz is a Brazilian jazz group formed in 1986 that consists of Romero Lubambo on guitar, Nilson Matta on bass and Duduka da Fonseca on drums.
Romero Lubambo is a Brazilian jazz guitarist.
Nilson Matta is a Brazilian bassist and composer. He has been based in New York City since 1985. He is also known for his work with Trio Da Paz, Don Pullen African Brazilian Connection, Joe Henderson, Yo Yo Ma and Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage.
Brasil was The Manhattan Transfer's tenth studio album. It was released in 1987 on Atlantic Records.
Whitestone is an album by jazz guitarist Joe Pass that was released in 1985. It is his second Brazilian-pop influenced album after Tudo Bem! in 1978.
Copacabana is a 1979 album by Sarah Vaughan. This was Vaughan's second album of Bossa nova following I Love Brazil!, her third album of Brazilian music, Brazilian Romance followed in 1987.
I Love Brazil! is a 1977 studio album by Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by prominent Brazilian musicians Milton Nascimento, Dori Caymmi and Antônio Carlos Jobim.
Café is the stage name of Edson Aparecido da Silva, sometimes credited as Edson da Silva or Café da Silva, a percussionist, singer, composer, and music producer born in Villa Maria, São Paulo, Brazil. He moved to the U.S. in 1985.
Carol Saboya is a Brazilian jazz singer. She is the daughter of composer Antônio Adolfo.
Bill Beach is a jazz pianist, vocalist, and teacher.
Reaching for the Moon is the third album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, released in 1991 on the CMG label. Vitro explores a number of genres, accompanied by pianist-arranger Kenny Werner and a varying cast of featured and supporting players, including saxophonists George Coleman, Joe Lovano and Kirk Whalum, drummer Tom Rainey, bassists Harvie Swartz and Ratzo Harris, and percussionists Mino Cinelu, Steve Berrios and Café.
The Music of Randy Newman is the 12th album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, recorded in 2009 and 2010, released in 2011 on the Motéma label. It received a 2012 Grammy nomination in the category of the Best Vocal Jazz Album.
Conviction: Thoughts of Bill Evans is the 8th album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, released in 2001 by A Records, an imprint of Challenge Records International.
The Time of My Life: Roseanna Vitro Sings the Songs of Steve Allen is the 7th album released by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro. Recorded in 1986 under the auspices of Allen himself, it would not find a distributor until 1999, when it was released on the Sea Breeze label.
Catchin' Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles is the 6th album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, released in August 1997 on the Telarc Jazz label.
Softly is the fourth album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, released in December 1993 on the Concord Jazz label.
Listen Here is the first album by jazz singer Roseanna Vitro, recorded in October 1982 and released in 1984 on the Texas Rose label.
Loving You is a 1997 album by the jazz pianist and singer Shirley Horn.
Breath of Brazil is an album by American pianist Joanne Brackeen recorded in 1991 and released on the Concord Jazz label.
Take a Chance is an album by American pianist Joanne Brackeen recorded in 1993 and released on the Concord Jazz label. It is Brakeen's second album of Brazilian music following 1991's Breath of Brazil.