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Mi Bossa Nova

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2011 release from the sophisticated Pop/Jazz singer. Carmen Cuesta's smooth, sensitive voice guides the listener into a romantic mood on Mi Bossa Nova, a tribute to the great Antonio Carlos Jobim. When Jazz and R&B are on the agenda at recording studios in the Big Apple, this native of Madrid, who resides in New York, has belonged to the top echelon of studio vocalists for several years.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Triste
  2. Fotografia
  3. Retrato em Branco e Prieto
  4. O Barquinho
  5. Pois
  6. Jobim
  7. Modinha
  8. Tormenta
  9. Manha de Carnival
  10. Chega de Saudade
  11. Meditaçao


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 22, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tweety Records
  • Run Time: 43 minutes
  • ASIN: B004KZ46VA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,380 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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"A dawn, Copacabana, a song.
Through it's empty streets I hear the echo of your voice."

Carmen Cuesta's composition titled, "Jobim" begins with those lyrics. We translated them here into English although she doesn't sing in English. This is one of two tracks composed by Cuesta for this album -- a tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Seven of the tracks are Jobim pieces and the set also includes two bossa nova classics: "O Barquinho" and "Manha de Carnaval".

Cuesta's story is one of passion, talent, and love. This reviewer speaks neither Spanish nor Portugese and yet I appreciate Mi Bossa Nova as much as I would an aria by Kiri Te Kanawa. The artist delivers the lyrics so passionately with a voice that is soft yet strong, easy flowing yet revealing a depth of character that it affects listeners. We can feel the same emotions she feels. We appreciate her love for the genre and her tribute to Jobim is moving.

Ms. Cuesta met guitarist Chuck Loeb in 1979 while he was touring in Spain with the legendary Stan Getz. She had developed an interest in Jobim's music thanks to the Grammy Award winning Getz/Gilberto album -- the one with "The Girl from Ipanema".

Add Mi Bossa Nova to your collection and, as Cuesta says in the lyrics to "Tormenta", "Let this storm of loneliness be. Let it come inside our house. And drag away the pain with it."
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Carmen Cuesta
"Mi Bossa Nova"
(Tweety Records, 2011)
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Romantic singer Carmen Cuesta, an expatriate of Madrid now living in New York, expresses her passion for the bossa nova sound of the 1950s and '60s, with sensuous, elegant covers of classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ronaldo Boscoli and Luiz Bonfa. The sound is rich and multi-textured, bridging the gap between the early bossa style and more modern "smooth jazz" production. Cuesta had originally wanted to translate the songs into Spanish, but discovered the Jobim estate now only allows artists to record his work in the original Portuguese, which she sings eloquently, though with the clarity and precision of a well-versed non-native speaker... She contents herself with a pair of her own Spanish-language compositions, including "Jobim," is a tribute to the genre's master composer... All in all, a lovely album which should pull fans of modern jazz back towards the rich heritage of Brazil's loveliest music. Recommended! (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Guide To Brazilian Music)
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So many artists "covered" Jobim for nearly 50 years. But Carmen Cuesta's tribute here is way up there with the best works by Elis Regina, Gal Costa, and Paula Morelenbaum, Ana Kruger, etc. I don't know where she's been hiding til now. Her enticing voice and singing just grabs you and wouldn't let you go. Also, two of her originals included, "Jobim" and "Tormenta" both written in Spanish instead of Portuguese, perhaps because she is a Spaniard, are real gems and show her compositional talent. These two songs really "sneak up on you". There is not a single throw-away cut in this CD. Simply amazing.
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I had heard Camen Cuesta interviewed on NPR regarding this CD. I needed one more purchase to get free shipping so thought I would give it a try, and am so glad I did! She has a lovely voice, the music is soothing yet sultry and really makes me want to head to a beach vacation in Brazil! Wait, I FEEL like I am there already when I hear the music! Put it on when you are sitting on the back porch with good company, a glass of wine in hand and a fire in the chiminea!
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Celebrating the top of iTunes and Amazon's Jazz & Latin Charts, Carmen Cuesta is dancing a samba through a growing number of glowing reviews on MI BOSSA NOVA... a delicious tribute to the one musical art form that somehow manages to stay new and exciting. For Ms. Cuesta, this music has great meaning, not only has she always felt a calling to the sound, but she met her husband, jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb in her home city of Madrid when he was touring with Stan Getz... just one degree of separation to another musical hero, Antonio Carlos Jobim, who wrote Getz' hit "The Girl From Ipanema" and for whom MI BOSSA NOVA is dedicated. The dedicated artist spent two years immersed in studying every nuance of the Bossa Nova and learning the tricky differences between Spanish and Portuguese prior to this recording, her results are nothing less than flawless! A half a dozen Jobim tunes as well as other Bossa gems, and two originals make up this sultry collection. So fresh, we can smell the sea air!
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A beautiful album by a lady with a wonderful clear voice. Classic songs, great musicians. It is brings back pleasant memories of listening to singers in Rio. Glad they kept the songs in the original Portuguese, but I'm sure listening to this lady in Espanol would be terrific as well.

MP3s are clear quality recordings. Great!
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By Susan on September 27, 2011
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What a great CD! I love to put this on while preparing dinner in the evening, or have it on in the background while guests or here. It also stands alone just great on it's own just to sit and listen to. Carmen Cuesta has a lovely voice that you do not tire of listening to, and the songs are varied and the sets are nicely put together.
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