Tropical Postcards

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Tropical Postcards
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Studio album by Roseanna Vitro
Released June 8, 2004 [1]
Recorded Charlestown Road Studios, Hampton, N.J. [2]
Genre Vocal jazz, Brazilian jazz
Length61:43 [1]
Label A Records
SAAL73244 [3]
Producer Paul Wickliffe, Roseanna Vitro [3]
Roseanna Vitro chronology
Conviction: Thoughts Of Bill Evans
(2001)
Tropical Postcards
(2004)
Live At The Kennedy Center
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svg [1]
JazzTimes favorable [4]
External audio
Nuvola apps arts.svg You may listen to "I Just Need Your Kisses" here

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 Vitro Jazz singer

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.

Edu Lobo Brazilian singer

Eduardo de Góes "Edu" Lobo is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and composer.

Contents

Reception

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 Online music database

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. [1]

Tom Harrell American composer and arranger and a jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist

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 group 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

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.

Track listing

  1. "Song of the Jet" (Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gene Lees) - 5:43
  2. "Land of Wonder (Terrestris)" (Tom Harrell, Cheryl Pyle) - 6:49
  3. "I'll Be Seeing You" (Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal) - 3:54
  4. "Certas Canções" (Milton Nascimento) - 5:25
  5. "Kisses" (Ivan Lins, Vítor Martins, Alan and Marilyn Bergman) - 5:31
  6. "I Just Need Your Kisses" (Ivan Lins, Vítor Martins, Paul Wickliffe) - 5:21
  7. "Reza" (Edú Lobo, Ray Guerra) - 5:53
  8. "I Remember You" (Victor Schertzinger) - 3:50
  9. "Wave" (Jobim) - 5:30
  10. "Cravo e Canela" (Nascimento) - 5:52
  11. "In Search of My Heart" (McCoy Tyner, Roseanna Vitro) - 7:55

Personnel

Kenny Werner American jazz pianist, composer, and author

Kenny Werner is an American jazz pianist, composer, and author.

Joe Lovano American jazz flautist, saxophonist, clarinettist

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 American musician

Don Braden is an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

With special guests Trio da Paz (on tracks #1, 3, 5, 9):

Trio da Paz

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 Brazilian musician

Romero Lubambo is a Brazilian jazz guitarist.

Nilson Matta Brazilian jazz bassist and educator

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.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Henderson, Alex. "Roseanna Vitro: Tropical Postcards" AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-12.
  2. "Tropical Postcards (Music, 2004)". WorldCat. Retrieved 2015-05-13.
  3. 1 2 "Discography". RoseannaVitro.com. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
  4. Loudon, Christopher. "Roseanna Vitro: Live at the Kennedy Center" JazzTimes. June 2006. Retrieved 2015-05-12.