Carmen Cuesta’s Mi Bossa Nova Tour featuring Chuck Loeb
March 10, 2011
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“Mi Bossa Nova”, is classic Carmen Cuesta.
Featuring an array of elegant interpretations of Jobim and other Brazilian composers, as well as two beautiful originals: “Jobim”, and “Tormenta”. Again she establishes her self as an artist of distinct class, with a rich warm palette of sounds and musicians.
But the most striking aspect of this CD is her singing. While Carmen has always been a communicator with her voice, one can now hear an artist who has reached that rare balance of emotional connection, with technical prowess, and of course the beautiful lilting quality that her fans instantly recognize. Ranging from the classic Bossa performance of “Fotografia”, and "Meditaçao", to the pure emotional yearning of “Modinha”, "Manha de Carnaval", and “Retrato. She taps into a more upbeat, syncopated style on “Chega de Saudade”, and “Triste”, and then catches the listener off guard on the haunting “Pois É”, where she displays a sultry, intimate quality as though she were channeling the spirit of Elis Regina.
After debuting some of the material at last summer’s Ladies Jazz Festival in Gdansk, Poland, Carmen is excited about her new partnership with Sony Records Poland, and the debut of her own label Tweety Records, and is ready to begin touring and doing concerts in support of the new CD this Spring and Summer.
She and Chuck split their time between the United States and Spain with their two daughters, Christina and Lizzy and their pet sparrow, Tweedy.