Edson Cordeiro

Edson Cordeiro [1996]

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This is the debut album by Edson Cordeiro, an extremely capable Brazilian singer. His distinctive countertenor voice crosses from Duke's "Creole love call" to Bizet's arias ("La Séguedille," from "Carmem"), with rock renditions in between (for "Baioque," by Caetano Veloso, "I can't get no," by Mick Jagger/Keith Richards), a subtle four-to-the-bar duo with double bass rendition for Janis Joplin's classic "Mercedez Benz," also covering, among other songs, Nina Hagen's "Naturträne" in a pretense modern operistic treatment, from which are absent a modern (in the erudite sense) harmonization and orchestration, though. The eclectic repertoire expresses a conscious effort of affirmation of versatility. The crush for lyrical-inspired renditions appeal to the masses in the opera-pop concept.