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Brazilian jazz pianist, Ricardo Bacelar, has unveiled a rendition of ‘Somewhere in the Hills’ by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
The cover sees him enlist Venezuelan torch singer Elena Rose to croon the sultry and wistful melody of the moonlit romance, while dancer Isabelle Dubois adds fire in the video with her impassioned movement and balletic choreography.
‘Somewhere In The Hills’ is the fifth video spawned from Bacelar’s recent album ‘Sebastiana’. The record is an ode to the works of Brazilian composers and a celebration of the Latin music diaspora.
‘Sebastiana’ is available to stream and buy as MP3/CD/Vinyl here.
The deluxe LP and CD packages features a booklet containing imagery from the studio sessions, landscapes which inspired some of the tracks and the distinctive artwork of Emiliano Di Cavalcanti.
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Pianist Ricardo Bacelar performs beautiful track ‘Oh Mana Deixa Eu Ir’, Solidifying his state in the Jazz Fusion genre, this encapsulates the sounds and sights of this rare art form.
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Jonny Dee has shared a live clip of ‘Blue Submarine‘ ahead of his album release. The song is third in the track listing of his forthcoming record ‘The Human Experience‘. The video (below) showcases his new-found aptitude for guitar and features overdubs of the musician explaining how he draws inspiration from the world around him.
When we spoke to Dee about the forthcoming release he said:
“The whole idea of ‘The Human Experience’ is essentially understanding and loving yourself more and more, to the point that when you look back out at the rest of the world, a lot of the struggles that people have just don’t make sense.
“It’s all about a person getting more in touch with themselves, finding happiness that way, and wanting to help others to do the same. The music is a guideline I guess to find some freedom and peace from the “everyday struggles”. ‘The Human Experience’ is the act of going out and trying to understand humans, why they do the things they do, treat each other the way they do, and trying to help them.”
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‘The Human Experience’ is due May 12.
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Animated videos can look so cheap and schlocky when done half-heartedly but when they’re done right, they’e sumptuous works of art. Ricardo Bacelar is one of Brazil’s most respected jazz musicians and composers and his latest album, Sebastiana, sees him assembling musicians from across Latin America to bring a fresh perspective on some Brazilian works from the past as well as some new compositions. The video just makes you want to live in this world.
There is little in life as satisfying as having a nosey at someone else’s record collection. Good news twice over, here we get to look at LAPP’s, as well as listen to his succulent jazzy, souly single, Sunny!
Jazz trained M’GOO are set to release their single ‘I Don’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”‘ based on the story of a couple due to be wed but after visiting a fortune teller they start to fall apart. The unique track is taken from their upcoming concept album ‘LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _’.
Watch the music video for the single here on Bandcamp:
Watch the album teaser for ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’ here:
Singer-songwriter Lenny Bunn, otherwise known simply as ‘Lenny’, has covered the classic, ‘Blueberry Hill’, and with his version comes a wonderfully unique idea for a video.
Lenny and his band perform their cover from the comfort of their own homes, separately, through the wonder of the internet.
Who said you all have to be in the same place to make a great song?
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Post-punk indie single set to hit on June 15th
Currently based in New Orleans – the birthplace of soul and jazz – This buzzy rock band ‘YO’ are seriously not afraid to go against the grain. After travelling the world and making homes in various corners of the USA and Europe, the music and lyrics draws upon a wealth of inspirations and tales from the road.
The latest single taken from the album will be hitting us with a unique, punk laced track ‘Shake It’ – dripping in punchy bass-lines, quasi-spoken vocals and a distinctly trippy sensibility.
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Single ‘Shake It’ will be available from June 15th.