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Brazilian Heart
April Aloisio
Brazilian Heart
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Brazilian Heart features the soaring soprano sounds of vocalist April Aloisio performing both Brazilian classics and traditional jazz standards. Backed by rhythm section veterans Eldee Young and Redd Holt (members of the o...  more »

      
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All Artists: April Aloisio
Title: Brazilian Heart
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Southport Records
Original Release Date: 6/1/1994
Release Date: 6/1/1994
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bebop, Oldies, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 700797002323, 786497002320, 786497029723

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Brazilian Heart features the soaring soprano sounds of vocalist April Aloisio performing both Brazilian classics and traditional jazz standards. Backed by rhythm section veterans Eldee Young and Redd Holt (members of the original Ramsey Lewis trio) April is joined by pianist Wallace Burton and Chicago's own Von Freeman on tenor sax. Also features are Howard Levy on harmonica, Southport labelmates Dave Onderdonk and Mark Walker, the percussion work of Alejo Poveda and Dede Sampaio, and vocalist Joanie Pallatto. A Chicago native, April Aloisio (Ah-loy-see-oh) moved to Cincinnati, Ohio while a high school senior. In developing her professional performing career, April sang with Cincinnati's finest at jazz clubs and festivals prompting Clif Radel of The Cincinnati Enquirer to write: "This woman achieves grand results". April released her first recording on the Mo-Pro label in 1982. April's vocal sound has been compared to Brazilian favorites Astrud Gilberto and Flora Purim. April cites Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald as her personal jazz heroes. These influences are apparent when you hear April's scat singing, yet she maintains her own personal style. Band members: April Aloisio-vocals
Wallace Burton, Howard Levy, Steve Schmidt, Sparrow-piano
Eric Hochberg, Eldee Young-bass
Redd Holt, Alejo Poveda, Dede Sampaio, Mark Walker-drums & percussion
Howard Levy-harmonica
Steve Eisen, Von Freeman-tenor sax
Frank Youngwerth-trumpet
Gerald Aloisio-bass trombone
Paulinho Garcia, Sergio Pires, Dave Onderdonk-guitar
Gerald Aloisio, Melanie Battaglia, Joanie Pallatto, Sergio Pires-vocals.

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CD Reviews

World Class Vocalist
06/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"April Aloiso's music is as good as it gets. Look her up at a good search engine you'll find that top jazz reviewers agree April is a gifted vocal talent that compares with all the great names. Her arrangments and fellow musicians are always tops. The quality of the recordings are amazing, audible perfection."
Gorgeous voice greatchoice of material
08/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is the finest music I've heard in years -- she has a lovely voice, very soothing, refreshingly quiet. Good alternative to the usual noise."
Hudson Television Record Review
12/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Overall this record is done very well with excellent vocals by April. One cut, IT AIN'T NECCESARILY SO has one of the finest trumpet solos in town. It comes through so well and makes this the "star" cut of the record. Would love to hear a record, or CD, that features both April and top trumpeter Frank Youngwerth playing off of each other. Wow, now that would sell."