For Brazilian pianist Antonio Adolfo and singer Carol Saboya, music is more than just a passion. It’s part of their DNA. “I think it’s a genetic thing. I was born with it, with this desire to do something artistic,” says Saboya, who also happens to be Adolfo’s daughter. The desire may have been there from the beginning, but growing up listening to her father compose melodies in the piano has helped. Adolfo has released 25 albums of Brazilian jazz and other popular rhythms, and has toured with iconic Brazilian singers and musicians such as Elis Regina and Milton Nascimento.
Father and daughter have shared the stage since 1995, when Saboya debuted as a singer with a show in Rio de Janeiro. But it was a decade before they recorded and released an album together, when they performed together in a music festival at the University of Miami.
The ensemble is Carol Saboya-vocals, Antonio Adolfo-piano, Hendrik Meurkens-harmonica & vibraphone, Claudio Spiewak-acoustic & electric guitars, Itaiguara Brandão-bass, Adriano Santos-drums, and André Siqueira-percussion.
The tracks are as follows:
The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema)
Show de Bola
Como Se Fosse
Aqua de Beber