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Chameleon
Badi Assad
Chameleon
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Brazilian-raised Assad is the younger sister of acclaimed classical guitar duo Sergio & Odair Assad. But if her leanings are more toward Brazilian and American pop and jazz, her nylon-string technique is no less prodigiou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Badi Assad
Title: Chameleon
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 4/14/1998
Release Date: 4/14/1998
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453988927, 0731453988927

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Brazilian-raised Assad is the younger sister of acclaimed classical guitar duo Sergio & Odair Assad. But if her leanings are more toward Brazilian and American pop and jazz, her nylon-string technique is no less prodigious and her classical background no less firm. Slapping the guitar's body, playing percussion with one hand while plucking strings with the other, and singing in a proud but intimate style, Badi became an instant global music phenom in the mid-'90s with the release of her Rhythms and Solo LPs (Chesky). On Chameleon many of the subtleties of her solo work are lost in a sometimes confusing clatter of fusion drumming and glassy reverbs, but the charm, Brazilian pedigree, and musical depth remain. Still, it's hard to recommend it over the immediacy and real-life sonics of her stunning first two releases. --James Rotondi

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Badi's best CD... the freshest music i've heard in years!
09/11/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The kid sister of the world famous Duo Assad comes into her own after a string of critcally accalaimed independant releases with Chameleon which is solid from start to finish. With her lilting voice and ability to play guitar and mouth percussion at the same time, Badi creates deep hypnotic tunes like the swirling "Waves," mystic "Butterfly", and the fascinating strings of "Rain Trance." Spirituality coats the eco-jazz numbers "Naio Naio" with it's African prayer chant, "Waterfall", and the flemenco attack of Rhythms of the World" without pushing the message too hard. One of the years best albums, Chameleon stirs up all the senses through Ms. Assad's guitar and voice with brilliant imagination.Highly recommended!!"
Amazing vocal percussion
funbug1971 | rome, ga United States | 06/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Badi took a Latin beat, a classical guitar, and her amazing vocals and swirled them all together into a phenominal CD. Very seldom does a woman come along that truely plays her guitar the way that Badi does. The vocals are unlike anything that I have ever heard as she belts out all kinds of beautiful sounds. It really makes you want to get up and dance."
OF 4 BADI ASSAD CDS CHAMELEON IS THE BEST
Duane E. Crawford | Rolette, ND USA | 09/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I almost didn't buy Chameleon because I didn't like the cover, but her singing Latin and English New Age Feminine songs such as Rhythms of the World, Naked, Naio Haio, Waterfall, and Flowing...Into Formlessness show the beauty of Badi. They are sensual, solitary, searching sounds coming with a modern set of guitar, gold flute, acoustic bass, percussion, drums, and cello that fit the mood of the song.
Echoes of Brazil is beautiful. Solo has good Latin guitar.I was a little put off by Electric Fan in Rhythms. I don't know how Latin Grammies missed her."