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The Girl from Ipanema

by Minas

Bossa Nova/Brazilian Jazz, in Portuguese and English, with Big Band and Strings
Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
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"The Girl from Ipanema" is the first single from Minas' upcoming CD Symphony in Bossa. While opening and closing with dreamy and ethereal instrumentals, the track maintains the essential elements of authentic bossa novas: Portuguese/English, male/female vocals, jazz/samba mix, nylon-string guitar/tenor saxophone vibe, cross stick/wood block beat. Nonetheless it is presented in a new arrangement in which exciting big band and lush strings interact with vocal melody lines and dialogue with the tenor saxophone solo, played by Philadelphia's legendary Larry McKenna.

Ten years in the making, Minas’ new album Symphony in Bossa, to be released as a full length CD in the spring of 2015, contains bossa nova classics and 3 Minas originals. The album features more than 50 musicians, including The Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, conducted by Terell Stafford, augmented by a string section and many guest artists, including Brazilians Leonardo Lucini (bass), Adriano Santos (drums), Zé Maurício (percussion), and Philadelphia’s own Larry McKenna, John Swana and Tony Salicandro. Orchestral arrangements were written by the late Philadelphia arranger Bill Zaccagni (Bobby Ridell, Patti LaBelle), specially for Minas.

Based in Philadelphia for the last 30 years, Minas features husband and wife team of Orlando Haddad and Patricia King, who started Minas in 1978 when they were students at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts



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