Jussara Silveira

Jussara Silveira

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This opening album by Jussara Silveira was deservingly awarded with the Prêmio Copene de Cultura E Arte. The excellent choice of repertoire is the first promise, fulfilled by Jussara's competent delivery. Jussara's authoritative singing (betraying Gal Costa influences) fits quite well in classics like Batatinha's delicate samba "Espera" or in Chico Buarque's poetic "Ludo Real." Other composers included here are Luiz Melodia, José Miguel Wisnik, Tuzé de Abreu, and Caetano Veloso, along with unknown but highly expressive values. The arrangements propose modernity through a sensitive approach that privileges acoustic renditions where the strength of the Brazilian grooves is at the heart of the general conception (even if Jean-Luc Ponty speaks through Edith Maretzki's violin). A great revelation.

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