Artists Worth Checking Out: Paula Morelenbaum

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Born as Regina Paula Martins Morelenbaum on July 31, 1965, this proud Rio singer made a name with her husband Jaques when they were part of a band that toured with Antonio Carlos Jobim from 1984 until his passing in 1994.

Paula has produced 13 albums from 1981 to 2010.  The album that I chose to profile is her 2008 work based on a bunch of really snazzy drum beats and patterns, hence the title of the album.

Her voice reminds me a lot of Fabiana Passoni, Monica da Silva, Sabrina Malheiros, and Halie Loren all rolled into one.  She did covers from many classic jazz standards, ranging from “Manha de Carnval” (Track 2) originally done by Luiz Bonfa in 1959 to George and Ira Gerwshwin’s ballad, “Love Is Here To Stay” (Track 5) from 1938.

Overall, the album is very flowing and an easy, relaxing listen.  It is a nice album to kick off your heels or shoes and curl up with your favorite cold beverage of choice.

Next week, I am planning to get back on track and blog about another artist worth checking out.  Please take advantage of the extra hour of sleep, ok?  See you then.

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