The Girl From Ipanema

by Minas

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Minas' version of The Girl From Ipanema, while opening and closing with dreamy and ethereal instrumentals, maintains the essential elements of authentic bossa novas': Portuguese/English, male/female vocals, jazz/samba mix, nylon-string guitar/tenor saxophone vibe, cross stick/wood block beat. Nonetheless it’s presented in a new arrangement in which exciting big band and lush strings interact and counterpoint with vocal melody lines and dialogue with the tenor saxophone solo, played by Philadelphia’s legendary Larry McKenna.

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released 08 November 2014
Full album Symphony in Bossa release: March 14, 2015
This song features The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, under the direction of Terell Stafford, a string ensemble conducted by Anthony Pirollo, a Brazilian rhythm section (Adriano Santos, drums; Leonardo Lucini, acoustic bass, Zé Maurício, percussion), and many guest artists (Larry McKenna, Terell Stafford, John Swana, Tony Salicandro, Rob Hyman (The Hooters), and Steve Tirpak).

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Minas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Minas (Orlando and Patricia) takes Brazilian and American roots to create a sound that is fresh and innovative, from ballads tinged with melancholic traits of Blues and Choro, to Folk coasting on the subtle coolness of a Bossa Nova pulse, to upbeat Sambas elaborated with instrumental jazz improvisation, scat singing and whimsical whistling. ... more

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