Bossarenova Trio - Paula Morelenbaum, Joo Kraus, Ralf Schmid: Atlantico

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Bossa Nova / Brazilian Jazz
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Wydawnicto Audiofilskie

kontynent: Ameryka Południowa
kraj: Brazylia
opakowanie: Digipackowe etui

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The timeline begins in 2001 when a trio comprised of Paula Morelenbaum, her husband, the cellist Jacques Morelenbaum, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, a pianist and free thinker from Japan, released the album “Casa” and promptly harvested enthusiastic acclaim worldwide. The three of them defined a way of working with Brazilian songwriting that was all their own.
12 years later, a new transatlantic trio with Paula Morelenbaum as lead vocalist got together that set off on the trail of the term ‘song’ from a German and Brazilian, European and South American viewpoint. With “Samba Preludio”, the incipient Bossarenova Trio featuring Paula Morelenbaum on vocals, Joo Kraus on trumpet, spoken word & beatbox, and Ralf Schmid on piano & electronics delivered a melancholy soundtrack interfaced between classical, jazz and South American music. Now, on the album “Atlantico” recorded in Rio de Janeiro and Berlin, the trio has evolved its ‘grooving’ side and kicks off in Rio’s quarter renowned for its samba sounds.

Trumpet player and ECHO Jazz award-winner Joo Kraus, pianist and arranger Ralf Schmid, Kraus’s companion on many a project, and singer Paula Morelenbaum, a native of Rio de Janeiro, became acquainted in 2009 on the occasion of the Bossarenova big-band project from SWR Bigband. The German regional broadcaster SWR’s intent was to employ opulent jazz arrangements to breathe new life into the timeless classics of Brazilian bossa nova. After numerous concerts where the three of them appeared with SWR Bigband, it was as good as predestined that this nucleus shared the wish to go on stage as a trio. Concerts ranging from San Francisco to New York City and across the ocean to Berlin and Hamburg ensured that the newly christened “Bossarenova Trio” worked their different and mutual roots deeper and deeper into their music. In the end, what developed was a project that functions as a bridge-builder to trace the various cultural spheres. Without pandering to any ‘spirit of the times’ or figurative classic labels, a melange has emerged that can be duly called a stand-alone language spoken best by the Bossarenova Trio.

Driven by electronic space tools played by Joo Kraus and Ralf Schmid, and reinforced by Brazilian guest percussionist, pulsating grooves intimately close to samba and Brazilectro arise that are vibrantly charged by Paula Morelenbaum’s vocal lines and phrasing. Compositions by Caetano Veloso, Ivan Lins, Chico Buarque, Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo are recomposed while the ensemble steadily reworks the language it speaks so well: “playful, deep and cutting-edge, uniting Brazil, Germany and the world.”
Shortly before the release of this album the headline "The Brazilian singer and guitarist João Gilberto is dead" went through the press. João Gilberto, together with singer and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, is considered the inventor of Bossa-Nova. He was 88 years old and spent the last years of his life withdrawn and allegedly impoverished in Rio de Janeiro. At the end of the 1950s he achieved world fame as a singer with "The Girl from Ipanema", a song that was written together with Antônio Carlos Jobim, who, together with saxophonist Stan Getz, with whom Gilberto recorded several albums, which song caused a sensation as a number one hit in the charts, which carried the Bossa Nova from Brasilia out into the world and over the years has been covered countless times by Frank Sinatra, among others.

The Bossa Nova is a sexy and vivacious, at the same time morbid mixture of Samba Canção and Cool Jazz and is originally based on an often whispering vocal style. The singer of the Bossarenova Trio, Paula Morelenbaum, who is active on Atlântico, interprets the Bossa Nova in a completely different way: instead of the whispering singing she cultivates an open way of singing and the trio with Joo Kraus (tp, horn, fx), Ralf Schmid (p), and Amoy Ribas (perc) support this approach not exactly sparingly with recording tricks, arriving at a very lively, dynamic instrumental accompaniment, which replaces the restrained, gentle accompaniment, as it was originally usual. The "nova" in the name of the trio takes account of this fact, which after more than 60 years of Bossa-Nova is not only justified, but fortunately brings a breath of fresh air into the South American Samba/Cool Jazz mixture. Apart from "The Man I Love", Paula Morelenbaum retains the original Portuguese of Bossa Nova, which is a good decision, since this language contributes decisively to the lascivious glimmer of Bossa Nova, which is painfully missed in "The Man I Love" sung in English.

The trumpeter Joo Kraus, the pianist and arranger Ralf Schmid, and the singer Paula Morelenbaum from Rio De Janeiro got to know each other on the occasion of the Bossarenova Bigband project of the SWR Bigband in 2009, which was realized in order to trace the effectiveness of the Bossa-Nova in our time. The success of the project was the reason to bring the Bossa-Nova on stage in concentrated instrumental form of a trio with Paula Morelenbaum as singer. The success due to the enormous audience response was not long in coming. In the meantime, the Bossarenova Trio with its singer has been successful worldwide with concerts in San Francisco, New York City, Berlin and Hamburg.

The extroverted Bossa-Nova of this trio and this singer is a mixture of the original Brazilian Bossa-Nova and the classical European song, which explains up to a certain point that the new Bossa-Nova is more tangible but also more varied than the Brazilian original. One can probably speak of a bridging of cultures and congratulate the Bossarenova Trio and its brilliant singer on this coup, which finds enthusiastic supporters on both sides of the Atlantic.

Paula Morelenbaum: voice
Joo Kraus: trumpet, beatbox
Ralf Schmid: piano, electronic

1. Se e Tarde Me Perdoa (Carlos Lyra, Bossarenova Trio) 02:30
2. Nao Tem Nada Nao (Marcos Valle, Bossarenova Trio) 03:34
3. Vento Bravo (Paulo Cesar Pinheiro, Bossarenova Trio) 03:57
4. Quem Me Dera (Vitor Martins, Bossarenova Trio) 04:33
5. Que Reste-T-Il de nos Amours (Charles Trenet, Bossarenova Trio) 04:58
6. Agua e Vinho (Egberto Gismonti, Bossarenova Trio) 03:44
7. Influencia do Jazz (Ralf Schmid, Bossarenova Trio) 02:49
8. Samba de uma Nota (Newton Ferreira de Mendonca, Bossarenova Trio) 03:02
9. Sou Voce (Ralf Schmid, Bossarenova Trio) 03:45
10. Reza (Ruy Guerra, Bossarenova Trio) 04:20
11. Amanhecendo (Roberto Menescal, Bossarenova Trio) 03:57
12. The Man I Love (Ira Gershwin, Bossarenova Trio) 05:06

total time - 46:15
wydano: 2020-02-28
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