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by John Finbury

2020 Grammy Award Nominee for "Best Latin Jazz Album." "Sorte!: The Music of John Finbury" featuring Brazilian singer/songwriter Thalma de Freitas and an All Star band playing six original songs of soulful Brazilian jazz.
Genre: Latin: Brazilian Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sorte!
Green Flash Publishing LLC
4:52 $0.99
2. Filha
John Finbury
5:46 $0.99
3. Ondas
John Finbury
3:30 $0.99
4. Maio
John Finbury
4:38 $0.99
5. Oração
John Finbury
5:13 $0.99
6. Surrealismo Tropical
John Finbury
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes

2020 Grammy nomination for "Best Latin Jazz Album"

“Luck is when opportunity finds us prepared"

SORTE! is the first album in the collaboration between Latin Grammy "Song Of The Year" nominee John Finbury and Afro-Brazilian singer-songwriter-actress Thalma de Freitas.

Sorte! is a love letter about serendipity, how "great mistakes also mean luck", uplifting the feelings of trust in the Universe, which always has our back and conspires in favor of Love.

The project was produced by LATIN GRAMMY winner Emilio D. Miler, who assembled an all-star band for this recording, featuring:

Vitor Gonçalves - piano, Rhodes & accordion
Chico Pinheiro - guitar
John Patitucci - bass
Duduka da Fonseca - drums
Airto Moreira - percussion
Rogerio Boccato - percussion

music by John Finbury
lyrics by Thalma de Freitas
produced by Emilio D. Miler

Recorded by Ari Lavigna at The Powerstation at Berklee NYC
Airto Moreira recorded by Brent Hahn and Ron McCoy at Studio NoHo, LA

Mixed by Ari Lavigna at Nómade Mix
Mastered by Carlos Freitas at Classic Master



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Joe Ross, Roots Music Report

Evocative songs delivered with passion and personality
On Sorte! (meaning Luck!), the relaxing contemporary Latin bossas of Massachusetts-based composer John Finbury are brought to life by Afro-Brazilian singer, songwriter and actress Thalma de Freitas with an all-star cast of musicians. Finbury has been writing music for over 40 years. Now based in Los Angeles (since 2012), multifaceted Thalma de Freitas has performed in musical theater, movies, telenovelas, as well as singing for over ten years with Orquestra Imperial and as a soloist since 1996. Introduced by Latin Grammy-winning producer Emilio D. Miler, the two began a songwriting collaboration that opens the album with its title cut exclaiming “Our trajectory can be … Luck! Such a pleasure to meet you … Luck!” The collaboration has proven rewarding if not fortuitous. Liner notes provide translations for the six songs that profess love, embrace transformation, inspire growth, seek solutions, or channel “memories of a future that could be or will never come” (“Surrealismo Tropical”). That song’s lyrics were inspired by author Robin Kelley’s “Freedom Dreams” and the belief that “to make a better world, we must first imagine it.” Evoking tranquility, the songs stimulate reflection and contemplation of their poignant, thoughtful messages. The album’s a bit lean with only six tracks, but the half hour journey is one of joyful destiny where one’s fate is determined by consequence. The magnetic, buttery vocals and very solid accompaniment give us six songs delivered with passion and personality. The most inspirational tracks include “Sorte!,” “Maio” and “Surrealismo Tropical.” (Joe Ross, Roots Music Report)