Bossa royalty Clara Moreno releases Meu Samba Torto on Compass Records today!
June 26, 2007
Bossa royalty Clara Moreno releases Meu Samba Torto
on Compass Records today. Featuring a stellar line-up of Brazilian musicians including Clara’s mother, the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter Joyce, and the celebrated songwriter and guitarist Celso Fonseca, Meu Samba Torto
features two new compositions written especially for Clara by Joyce, "Sabe Quem" and Fonseca, "Litorânea". Highlights also include classic bossa nova tracks such as "Moça Flor", originally recorded by the Tamba Trio, "Vem Morena Vem", from Jorge Ben’s debut album and "Morena Boca de Ouro", made famous by João Gilberto. Meu Samba Torto features a version of "Mon Manege a Moi", originally recorded by the French singer Edith Piaf and a beautiful cover of the American jazz standard "Tenderly".
With Meu Samba Torto
Moreno felt the urge to strip things down and pay tribute to the musical heritage of the city she is from:"In Brazil we call a person from Rio de Janeiro a "Carioca", and on this album I have tried to share this feeling of what it is like to be a "Carioca" with the listener. I took inspiration from 60s bossa nova - the cornerstone of modern Brazilian music - and created a contemporary view of Brazilian music that fans all over the world can enjoy. I wanted to create a warm, intimate vibe the listener can connect with, so they can get a sense of what it is like to be a "Carioca"."