27.1.07

Vi Velasco - Cantando Bossa nova


Voici une dame discrète de la chanson brésilienne dont je n'ai pas encore vu le disque chez Loronix ; alors je poste, à tout hasard, pour les amateurs de brasilian jazz ses versions de standards américains des années 50 - tels que Face come Face (Cheek to cheek) d'Irving Berlin ou encore Tenho Ritmo (I got Rythm) de Georges et Ira Gershwin - légèrement bossa novaïsées par la belle Vi Velasco. Dans cet album de 1962, "Vi Velasco" chante en anglais, se fait arranger par Manny Albam et accompagner par le saxophone ténor et swingant de Zoot Sims, ce qui tend à déplacer le curseur de la tonalité d'ensemble vers le jazz plus que vers la bossa nova. Mais sa voix est pur velours !

Here is the album of discreet and beautiful american singer Vi Velasco, I have not yet seen this album in Loronix blog ; so I post for the brazilian jazz lovers these 50's classical jazz renditions, arranged by Manny albam, with the swinging sound of tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims. The disc was cut in 1962. Vi Velasco sings in english, and the whole thing actually looks towards jazz more than bossa nova. Anyway this is another velvet and forgotten voice for you to discover !

6 commentaires:

Onzichtbaredj a dit…

Merci beaucoup. Probablement Loronix and all music lovers seront tres content avec ce-lui-ci je pense.
Cheers,

Paul F. a dit…

Wow.. thanks for this. I'm enjoying this in the office as we speak. A great upload.

1Surfrider a dit…

Thanks for the great and rare tunes.

The animated GIF above this post is superb, thanks for sharing that too.

Refer a dit…

Vi Velasco is not Brazilian.

She is an American singer of Philippines' heritage. This record was never released in Brazil.

Martian Shaker a dit…

Thank you, Refer, for this precision.

Paul F. a dit…

Hope you don't mind, but since so many friends of mine keep asking for this album, I reposted it (and credited you as the original source of course) with some updated info on Velasco on my blog once I discovered your link was no longer active. I also posted an excerpt from her second album (which I don't have) but I prefer the sound of the 1962 Colpix album much better.

Cheers,
Paul F