Masters: Eliane Elias Comes Through Again With “Dance of Time”


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This past Friday, Eliane Elias released a new album.

In a few words, this album is simply breathtaking.

For a few of the tracks, try to think along the lines of the famed Irish band from 2000, The Coors meeting Gloria Estefan from her Miami Sound Machine during the late 1980’s and this is what you get.

From the opening track of “O Pato” and the second track being the all English jazz song, “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me”–this is truly one party album you do not want to miss.

Good thing in my case, it is available for streaming online.

Other cool songs to savor include “Sambou Sambou” (Track 6) and “Little Paradise” on Track 7.

There are 12 total tracks totaling over 45 minutes of fun and cool jazz.  After hearing this album over the weekend, Eliane Elias is definitely looking to overtake longtime MPB favorite Marisa Monte as queen of the Brazilian jazz charts.  Five stars all the way, and hopefully sometime before the year is out–I hope to receive a physical CD of this fine album.

Later on this week, please look for my review of Lee Ritenour to close out the always crazy month of March.  Have a great rest of the day.



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