Heather Davis : Heather Report Bahia 1

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Sell date: 9/2008
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New Release! 'Heather Report Bahia vol. 1' Recorded in Bahia, Brazil, is a long envisioned dream of vocalist Heather Davis, an expression of her years of passion for Brazilian music. This particular recording is the result of a series of seemingly magical connections and reconnections. Originally from Detroit, MI., she began studying music at an early age, and by her teenage years she was playing piano, guitar, drums, percussion, and singing in local clubs. Focusing mainly on Jazz and Blues, coming from a city known for great musicians, she was influenced by great Jazz clubs like Bakers Keyboard Lounge, the local royalty Earl Klugh, Perry Hughs,Ursula Walker, Marcus Belgrave, and great concert's including Bob Marley and even Elvis. These early years gave her knowledge and appreciation for the inner-workings of performance, the connection between musicians, singers, and the audience, a rare quality which is recognized every time she steps on stage. She moved to California, where at the Monterey Jazz Festival was so impressed by Flora Purim & Airto, her first real Brazilian samba show, opening doors to the culture, people, dance, and most importantly, the music of Brazil. While supporting herself and her two daughters, she worked various gig's singing with Motown cover bands, Soul Reviews, Jazz & Blues, and began studying Samba, and danced in three Carnival parades. Her first Brazilian project was recorded in San Francisco, California in 1994. 'Heather Davis' CD featuring Marcos Silva on piano, Jeff Beunz, guitar, Gary Brown, bass, and Celso Alberti on drums. Included were four original songs by Marcos with lyrics in English written by Heather. It was at this time she first met Fernando Nunes and Cesinha while they were touring with Ivan Lins. She went to Brazil where they introduced her to the musical community of Rio. Cesinha was working with Marisa Monte at this time, and Fernando was just starting a new project of a new singer, Cassie Eller. Another musician Heather had met at this time is the great guitar player / composer Luiz Brasil. In 1999 Heather joined forces to record 'Check the beans' with Jill Russell on flute, Jovino Santos Neto on piano, Celso Machado on guitar, Eduardo 'Bijoux' Barbosa on bass, Claudio Sloan on drums and featuring Ron Miles on trumpet. The band recorded in Denver, Colorado, beginning her musical relationship with Jovino Santos Neto, and also giving her the great fortune of recording with Claudio Sloan, one of the great Brazilian drummers of the world. In 2001 Heather invited Jovino to perform with her and record a live CD at the historic San Carlos Institute in Key West Florida. Joining them was Miami's Rainforest Trio featuring Claudio Speiwak guitar, Gaby Vivas acoustic and electric bass, and Margus Borges drums. Only a few short weeks after the tragic world trade center bombings, and while the country was still in shock, none the less fans came out in support, and an incredible night of music was recorded, titled 'Brazilfest Key West'. Heather fell in love with Bahia after the first visit in 1994, so much so that after spending time every year, she had an idea to make a record there, perhaps her most ambitious project to date. On board came Jovino, who was long time friends with Luiz Brasil, who had worked for many years with Fernando and Cesinha, who went to high school with Heather's friend Duda (bandolin), and the coincidences continued even to the choice of material. The first song 'E d'Oxum', Cesinha had played on the original recording with the composer GerOnimo in 1980, the back round singer, Juciara, was on her way to perform the song with him that evening in the Pelorinho, it gave everyone the idea of how small the world truly is. The band came from Miami, Seattle, SAo Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador to spend four amazing days recording at 'Planeta Agua', a nature preserve, and studio/pousada of the great composer Guilherme Arantes, who engineered the sessions along with his son Pedro Arantes. This is a beautiful album, reflecting a magical time, a soulful blend of American

E D'oxum
Canto De Ossanha
Loves in Need of Love Today
Bahia (Na Baxia Do Sapateiro)
Until You Come Back to Me (Th
Cry Me a River
Teu Jeito De Sorrir
Samba De VeraŁO (Summer Samba)
How Long Has This Been Going