New Morning (Far Out Recordings, 2008)
Brazilian singer-songwriter Sabrina Malheiros is back with another gem, a CD titled New Morning. Malheriros attracted a lot of attention with her previous CD, Equilibria. With New Morning, Malheriros combines the best of the past and the future. Her musical arrangements take you back to the fun disco and samba-soul years of the 1970s, with well crafted horn and string arrangements, irresistible rhythms and captivating melodies. Nevertheless, Sabrina Malheiros is a product of her generation and she adds new elements to her music such as a variety of electronic music known to the club goers as "house," as well as incursions into jazz and bossa.
For this recording, Malheriros called a dream team of Brazilian musicians, including Jose Roberto Bertrami, Ivan Conti, Zé Carlos, Idriss Boudrioua and Paulinho Braga as well as legendary Brazilian arranger and composer Arthur Verocai.
Sabrina Malheiros comes from a reputable musical family. Her father is Alex Malheiros, the bassist of legendary jazz band Azimuth and you can tell Sabrina spent many of years listening to a wide variety of great music. Equilibria is so far one of the best Brazilian releases of the year.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.