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Brazilian Touch

by Joel Evans & Friends

New & Original Songs in Brazilian Styles. Performed by talented vocalists & musicians playing acoustic piano, bass, drums, guitar, flute, sax & trumpet
Genre: Jazz: Latin Jazz
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1. Once in Awhile (feat. Kenny Washington)
4:49 $0.99
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2. It's All About You (feat. Danielle Breen, Vocal)
3:44 $0.99
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3. I Can't Imagine How (feat. Danielle Breen, Vocal)
3:16 $0.99
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4. Let's Keep Life Easy (feat. Kenny Washington, Vocal)
4:03 $0.99
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5. That Look (feat. Claytoven Richardson, Vocal)
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6. Eyes On the Horizon (feat. Carla Helmbrecht, Vocal)
4:15 $0.99
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7. The Moments in Life (feat. Michael Dees, Vocal)
5:17 $0.99
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8. A Lullaby for You (feat. Glenn Walters, Vocal)
4:07 $0.99
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9. A Christmas Wish for You (feat. Glenn Walters, Vocal)
4:08 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Cinemasters provides master quality recordings of original songs and source music to the Film & Television industry. Producer Joel Evans has had over 350 song placements including numerous hit TV series episodes and more than 85 Motion Pictures.

Track #9 here, "A Christmas Wish For You" is heard prominently in Fox TV's "Glee", in the 4th season episode #10, “Glee Actually”, which originally aired on Dec. 13, 2012.

BRAZILIAN TOUCH:
New & Original Songs with a Brazilian Flavor

1. Once in Awhile 4:47
Mid-Tempo Wistful Introspective Bossa Nova w/ Tenor Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Andre Pessis (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Endless Frogs Music (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Kenny Washington, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

2. It’s All About You 3:43
Down-Tempo Warmhearted Samba Reverie w/ Piano Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Andrea Satin (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Dannielle DeAndrea, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quartet

3. I Can’t Imagine How 3:14
Up-Tempo Joyful Enthusiastic Samba w/ Flute Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Lisa Aschmann (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Nashville Geographic (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Dannielle DeAndrea, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

4. Let’s Keep Life Easy 4:03
Mid-Tempo Playful Lighthearted Bossa Nova w/ Alto Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Andrea Satin (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Kenny Washington, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

5. That Look 5:10
Mid-Tempo Reflective Insightful Samba w/ Trumpet Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Linda Marcus (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Claytoven Richardson, Vocal w/ David Landon Group

6. Eyes on the Horizon 4:13
Down-Tempo Smooth Bossa Nova Lament w/ Flugelhorn Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Barbara Martin (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Barbara Martin Music (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Carla Helmbrecht, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Quintet

7. The Moments in Life 5:16
Down-Tempo Contemplative R&B-flavored Ballad w/ Piano Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Adryan Russ (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Dreamwriter (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Michael Dees, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Trio

8. A Lullaby for You 4:06
Down-Tempo Dreamy Romantic Jazz Ballad w/Tenor Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Andrea Satin (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Glenn Walters, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Orchestra

9. A Christmas Wish for You (Alternate Lyric to track #8) 4:06
Down-Tempo Dreamy Romantic Jazz Ballad w/Tenor Sax Solo
Writers: Joe Lervold (BMI) 50%, Andrea Satin (ASCAP) 50%
Publishers: One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) 50%,
Cinemasters (ASCAP) 50%
Performers: Glenn Walters, Vocal w/ Joel Evans Orchestra

Track 2 dedicated with love to Jill Lervold

Many thanks to all the talented artists whose marvelous performances are embodied here!

Singers: Kenny Washington, Dannielle DeAndrea, Claytoven Richardson, Carla Helmbrecht, Michael Dees & Glenn Walters
Piano: Joel Evans, Kelly Park & Larry Dunlap
Guitar: Jose Neto & David Landon
Bass: Dan Feiszli & David Landon
Drums: Alan Hall
Percussion: Brian Rice & Marquinho Brasil
Sax: Terry Harrington, Glen Berger & Noel Jewkes
Flute: Glen Berger
Trumpet & Flugelhorn: Chris Tedesco
String Orchestration, Conducting & Contracting: Jonathan David Neal

Studios & Engineers: What’s For Lunch? – Dan Feiszli, Bay Records – Michael Cogan, Multi Media Music - Mark Vincent, Atlantis Group, Whip Records – David Landon, Muse Media Center - Noah Veneklasen, Citrus Studios – Tim Jaquette, Skywalker Sound – Leslie Ann Jones

Mixes (Tracks): Steve Savage (1), Dan Feiszli (2,3 & 6), Leslie Ann Jones (4,7 & 8), Les Brockmann (5)
Mastered by Ken Lee
Produced & Arranged by Joel Evans
www.cinemasters.com

Legendary Songwriter Arthur Hamilton (Cry Me A River) says, "Adryan Russ and Joel Evans offer something very special in "The Moments In Life." (Track #7)  The lyric, the music, the arrangement, and the moving vocal by Michael Dees combine to make the song happen to your heart. Don't even try to get away from it; it'll chase you down the block."

Dan Kimpel writes in Music Connection Magazine:

Meet Joel Evans, a musician and bandleader from San Francisco whose extensive list of credits includes major Hollywood films, hip indie flicks, network shows and daytime dramas, over 85 big screen credits and 350 television episodes and counting, from Wedding Crashers to Desperate Housewives.  

Evans has built his own catalog, and he has also worked extensively with companies that place songs: Position Music, PEN Music Group, TAXI and many other firms. His first big break in visual media came when he met Marc Ferrari of MasterSource at a pitch session sponsored by the West Coast Songwriters Association. As he recalls, “It turned out to be a bossa nova thing I played for Marc and he included it in his catalog.” When a composer disappeared from a project that needed tracks within a week, Ferrari enlisted Evans. “He sent me a few things to listen to and I got them down with five players, and they’ve since been used a number of times.” 

In configuring music, Evans will generally take live players into a studio, track the basics, then return to his home studio to edit, overdub vocals, guitars, piano and other instruments before returning to the original studio to give the tracks the requisite polish. He often e-mails MP3s back and forth with collaborators, and he also enjoys writing with an actual collaborator in the room as well. Among his key co-writers are Nashville-based Lisa Aschmann and pop/theatrical writer Adryan Russ.  

Evans’ Hollywood-sophisticated melodies are often used on screen to evoke sumptuous surroundings like hotel lobbies and upscale restaurants, so it’s no coincidence that Evans spent many years performing in just these types of venues as a live player. Swing, big band and jazz: he occupies a decided stylistic niche. “I can’t do everything. I don’t write stuff that’s like what’s on the radio. I decided early on to hell with it, I’m going to do stuff that I love.”

Excerpt from a recent review of The Lifelike Quartet's Pretending You're Here With Me - produced & written by Joel & longtime collaborator, Cliff Goldmacher:

Tin Pan Alley and the heyday of classy songwriting vanished into the mist of history long ago, but that doesn't mean that there aren't (writers) today that possess the wit and wisdom to put together smart-and-catchy tunes. Many of these people are still out there, plugging away as they craft clever creation after clever creation, but they're marginalized by, and within, a business that prefers cheap confections to substance. Lyricist Cliff Goldmacher and songwriter Joel Evans, two successful veterans in the music world, are probably well aware of this issue, but they haven't let the allure of quick-buck consumerism tarnish their attention to quality. A single listen ... makes it clear that the art of fine writing lives and breathes within these men.

(They) look back to a time when popular music had class and whimsy. Goldmacher and Evans bring back the idea of writers having a love affair with the theme of love in their work. This little gem of a recording won't turn the music world on its head, but it makes an argument for the importance of a holistic songwriting process that values lyrics, music and musicianship as equally important entities.

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