CD REVIEW: NEW RELEASE
ARTIST: CAROL SABOYA – ANTONIO ADOLFO – HENDRIK MEURKENS
TITLE: COPA VILLAGE
LABEL: AAM 0707
TUNES: The Girl From Ipanema – Garota De Ipanema / Copa Village / Show De Bola / O Boto / Como Se
Fosse / Agua De Beber / Pois E / Pretty World / Two Kites / Nosso Mundo / Visao. 50:38.
PERSONNEL: Saboya, vcl; Adolfo, p; Meurkens, hca, vib; Claudio Speiwak, ac and el g; Itaiguara Brandao,
b; Adriano Santos, d; Andre Siquiera, perc. Brooklyn, NY
An intimate set of Brazilian jazz featuring Carol Saboya’s voice floating over a mesh of harmonica, guitar
and piano. Saboya’s sound is light and sensual and the musicians carry forth just the right amount of
understated propulsion. Antonio Adolfo, Saboya’s father, puts out gentle passion on piano and Hendrik
Meurkens’ harmonica adds more tropical flavoring. “Copa Village” and “Visao” are instrumental sambas
with Saboya lending wordless vocals and Adolfo taking off on breezy jazz samba rhythms. The songs are
mostly Jobim standards, though there’s also a nice version of an old Sergio Mendes hit, “Pretty World”,
which Adolfo actually co-wrote. The entire CD has the light, effortless groove of classic bossa nova.
CD review from Volume 41, No. 3, 2015