Brazilian singer-pianist Eliane Elias has a new orchestral project just announced which is to be released in the late-summer.
Love Stories sung mostly in English, features three original compositions plus seven arrangements of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
With Elias on the album, which is to be released by Concord at the end of August, are Marcus Texiera on guitar and Edu Ribeiro, Rafael Barata and Celso Almeida on drums – plus her core collaborators, her husband co-producer and bassist Marc Johnson and co-producer Steve Rodby. The orchestrations are by long-term associate Rob Mathes. Roberto Menescal guests on ‘Little Boat.’
Elias (photo above: Bob Wolfenson/Concord) plays the London Jazz Festival this year appearing at the Barbican on 22 November.