Okay, I know it's not late at night in a smoky room. But here is a great taste of Brazilian jazz from Eliane Elias whom I saw live - in the front row - she playing without shoes. Cute. And lovely.
If you prefer your sensual music when it's dark - come back later.
Agua de Beber
More great Brazilian sounds from Ms. Elias
This is a cover of that great Miles Davis original which is in an upcoming post.
Blue In Green (12/9/14 repaired link)
Girl From Ipanema. Too pretty to get tired of.
2/7/13 This tune has no missing pieces. It's all there: top musicians, fantastic arrangement, extraordinary solos (especially the drummer) and obvious enthusiasm shown by all led by the very talented Eliane Elias.
Chega de Saudade
2/7/13 One of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs done by Elias showing that, when done right, a pop song can be properly complimented by a jazz arrangement.
My Cherie Amour
This song is done instrumentally by Michel Petrucciani in this thread. It is magnificent. After listening to other versions, I have chosen Ms. Elias' vocal version to compliment his. This is one beautiful song written by Bruno Martino.
Brazilian music has enriched the music scene everywhere. Antonio Carlos-Jobim is well-known due to Brazil 66 and others, creating appreciation for Bossa Nova and other ethnic melodies.
Here is a medley of artists that pay tribute to this glorious and sensual sound.