Carol Saboya – Belezas


01 - Bola de Meia, Bola de Gude (Sock Ball and Marbles)
Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant (4:08)
02 - Who Is In Love Here (A Noite)
Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins / Brenda Russell (4:12)
03 - Abre Alas (Open The Way)
Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins (4:26)
04 - Tristesse
Milton Nascimento / Telo Borges (*Special guest: Dave Liebman, soprano sax ) (4:34)
05 - Beleza E Canção (Beauty And Song)
Milton Nascimento / Fernando Brant (4:32)
06 - Anima
Zé Renato / Milton Nascimento (4:20)
07 - Soberana Rosa (She Walks This Earth)
Ivan Lins / Chico César/ Vitor Martins/Brenda Russell (3:53)
08 - Doce Presença (Sweetest Presence)
Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins/Jane Monheit (**Special guest: Hendrik Meurkens, harmonica) (4:25)
09 - Tarde (Evening)
Milton Nascimento / Marcio Borges (*Special guest: Dave Liebman, tenor sax) – English translation: Larry Klein (5:36)
10 - Tres Pontas (Tres Pontas Town)
Milton Nascimento/Ronaldo Bastos (4:50)
11 - Velas Içadas (Hoisted Sails)
Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins (4:22)
12 - Estrela Guia (Oh, Shining Star)
Ivan Lins / Vitor Martins/Kim Nazarian (4:42)

The Music Of Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento
Arranged and produced by Antonio Adolfo


Antonio Adolfo (piano)
Claudio Spiewak (acoustic and electric guitars)
Jorge Helder (double bass)
Rafael Barata (drums and percussion)

Special Guests: Dave Liebman* (soprano sax, tenor sax), Hendrik Meurkens** (harmonica)

Production and musical arrangements: Antonio Adolfo
Recording Engineers: Roger Freret, Toninho Silva (assistant engineer) (Zaga Music, Rio de Janeiro, BR), Kent Heckman (Red Rock Recording, PA, US), M.P. Kuo (Lofish Studio, New York, US)
Mixing: Claudio Spiewak (C L Audio, Florida, US)
Mastering: Ron McMaster (Capitol Mastering, CA, US)
Cover design: Felipe Taborda and Lygia Santiago, Natasha Gompers (assistant)
Photos: Alessandro Costa Nunes
Carol’s make up: Nilton Mattos
Copyright 2012, by Antonio Adolfo Music. All rights reserved


It has always been a musical environment. Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolfo's daughter, was raised surrounded by inspired chords, scribbled scores, and songs being born. When she was eight, she had her voice recorded for the first time. She spent three years studying singing in the United States, taking part in the Grammy winning CD by Sérgio Mendes Brasileiro (1992), and in some of her father’s performances.

Carol's expected first solo work came in 1998. Dança da voz, which awarded Carol 1998's best new female singer prize from the Sharp Award "Prêmio Sharp." The following year, she jumped into Tom Jobim's work and recorded the album Janelas abertas, with guitarist Nelson Faria. In 2000 she participated in the Brazilian Music Festival (Festival da Música Brasileira) promoted by TV Globo (Brazil).

Her next albums include Sessão Passatempo, Presente, two releases for JVC Japan, Bossa Nova and Nova Bossa, the album with her father, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya Ao Vivo Live, Chão Aberto, Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya Lá e Cá/ Here and There. On top of that, she performed several times in the US and won the Tabaíba de Oro award as best female vocalist in a Festival in Spain.

CD Belezas

During the second half of the 1960s, just after bossa nova had decisively conquered the musical world, the Festival Era dawned in Brazil and was largely responsible for ushering in what is known as the Golden Years of MPB (Brazilian Popular Music). Those festival contests brought countless major music talents to the public’s attention. Among them: composers Ivan Lins and Milton Nascimento, who went on to achieve enormous success at home and abroad, their music admired and interpreted by the foremost jazz musicians and singers in the world.

Carol Saboya, who first came on the music scene in 1996, long after the festivals’ heyday, has enjoyed a brilliant career as a bona fide Brazilian jazz singer—in her native Brazil as well as internationally—through her critically acclaimed performances and recordings. On this CD, she applies her enchanting voice and rich, fluid phrasing to the beloved songs of Lins and Nascimento, two of Brazil’s most celebrated musical geniuses of all time.

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