Jean-Pierre Zanella

Rio Minas (Arte Boreal Records)

There is a long tradition in jazz of reimagining pop songs But in his latest release, Rio Minas, Montreal saxophonist, composer, and arranger Jean-Pierre Zanella gives the tradition a twist.  Zanella celebrates the affecting, sophisticated songwriting of two giants of Brazilian pop music, Chico Buarque, from Rio de Janeiro and Milton Nascimento, from Minas Geraes, a state in Southeast Brazil. For Zanella, this is both a musical and a personal project, inspired by a deep love for the music of Brazil.

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Jean-Pierre Zanella (sax)
Pierre Francois (piano)
Remi Jean LeBlanc (bass)
Paul Brochu (drums)
Ron di Lauro (trumpet)
Muhammad Abdul al Khabyrr (trombone)
Andre Dequech (piano)
Sashana Souza Zanella (vocals)

Track Listing

  1. Lilia
  2. Encontras e Despedidas
  3. Bye Bye Brasil
  4. Morro Velho
  5. Vera Cruz
  6. Sobre Todas Essas Coisas
  7. Joana Francesa
  8. O Trem Azul
  9. Dan
  10. Cravo e Canela
  11. Beijo Partido

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