Thursday, June 05, 2008

Eden Atwood - Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

Eden Atwood - Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

Artist : Eden Atwood
Album : Waves: The Bossa Nova Session
Genre : Jazz / Bossa Nova
Source : CDDA
Label : Groove Note
URL : Groove Note Records
Original Release Date: 2002
Encoder : LAME 3.97
Quality : 320kbps, 44,1kHz, Joint
Tracks : 11
Time : 60:54 min
Size : 125 Mb

Eden Atwood has my vote for the best jazz vocalist today, and that doesn't need qualifying as best female, best young, best whatever ethnic or regional background, what I'm saying is I think she is the best jazz singer today period. I had the pleasure of hearing her live, doing many of these tunes, and she is warm, wonderful, funny, but most of all totally musical and artistically compelling. (...) Not only is Eden Atwood a great singer, songwriter, appreciator of fine music, and daughter of Hub Atwood, one of greatest composers and arrangers of all time, but she's beautiful AND sexy. Amazon

Eden Atwood has a voice that is many things - seductive, plaintive, sensitive, gifted with perfect intonation and phrasing, and entertaining. Her CD collection, Waves: The Bossa Nova Sessions, is refreshingly original in scope and presentation, each song a moving invitation to the audience to share the beauty of the bossa nova sound. Performed in a bossa nova mode of jazz expression, Eden Atwood sings the following songs: "He's A Carioca," "O Pato," "Meditation," "Girl From Ipanema," "Once Upon A Summertime," "Don't You Know I Care," "Waves (Caminos Cruzados)," "Fool On The Hill," "How Deep Is The Ocean," "Brazil," and "It's A Quiet Thing." Each song is lovingly sung with much emotion and sensitivity. The listening audience will discover their own favorites among many in this fine collection. Looking for some bossa nova music that is refreshingly original and alive, then pick up a copy of Eden Atwood's excellent CD collection, Waves: The Bossa Nova Sessions, and have an enjoyable listening adventure with a fresh, original vocalist who will charm you with her talents. A memorable listening journey, Waves: The Bossa Nova Sessions is a winner. Every musician is perfectly cast with brilliant solo work and group harmony which serves as a perfect backdrop for the many talents of jazz singer Eden Atwood. Outstanding production values. Excellent.
Lee Prosser -

Musicians: Eden Atwood, vocals; Bill Cunliffe, piano and arrangements; Darek Oles, bass; Joe LaBarbera, drums; Anthony Wilson, guitar; Pete Christlieb, tenor saxophone and flute; Scott Breadman, percussion.

01. He's a Carioca
02. O Pato
03. Meditation
04. The Girl from Ipanema
05. Once Upon a Summertime
06. Don't You Know I Care
07. Waves (Caminos Cruzados)
08. The Fool on the Hill
09. How Deep Is the Ocean
10. Brazil
11. It's a Quiet Thing

Eden Atwood - Waves: The Bossa Nova Session

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