Samba Sem Você / Rosa Passos Quartet

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Brazilian bossa nova queen Rosa Passos’ highly anticipated album Samba Sem Você is due for release on February 3rd, 2023 on Storyville Records. For years, the Brazilian vocalist and guitarist has had a devoted global following, including fans who proclaim she is Brazil’s answer to Ella Fitzgerald or the female João Gilberto. So, expectations were high, when she performed two sets at Copenhagen Jazzhouse on July 7th, 2001.

The tracks on Samba Sem Você come from the second set, while the songs of the first set were released as the album Dunas in 2021. RP is a prolific, distinct vocalist with a playful yet sophisticated style marked by perfect pitch, spacious elegance and natural flair. Her musicality is an inspiration to singers all over the world. She is intimate and powerful at the same time, and the tunes she plays, a mixture of her own compositions and bossa nova classics, support her means of expression in the best way possible.

On this recording, she has gathered some of the finest musicians in the business of bossa nova, including pianist Fábio Torres, bassist Paulo Paulelli and drummer Celso de Almeida. The three provide the pleasing musical backdrop for RP to spread her wings and seduce the audience with her charming smile, infectious warmth and delicate voice.

Passos began playing piano at age thirteen, but after listening to Dorival Caymmi and João Gilberto, she abandoned the instrument to become a singer. She recorded her debut album in 1978, and has since worked with the likes of Ron Carter and performed with master pianist Kenny Barron among many others. Her music speaks to everyone, you don’t need to know anything about bossa nova to appreciate her music as there is something universal about her vocals and approach that instantly makes the listener go along on the journey she sets out for. It’s always soul-soothing and beautiful, and if you press play and close your eyes you can almost feel the Brazilian soul and see the sandy beaches for your inner eye.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: February 17, 2023


  • Catalog Number: SVL1018499


  • UPC: 717101849925


  • Label: Storyville Records


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Jazz


  • Composer: Rosa Passos, Fernando de Oliveira, Dorival Caymmi, Sergio Natureza, Sueli Costa, Aldir Blanc, Joao Bosco, Ary Barroso


  • Performer: Rosa Passos



Works:


  1. Samba sem você

    Composer: Rosa Passos, Fernando de Oliveira

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  2. Nem eu

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  3. Gesto

    Composer: Rosa Passos, Sergio Natureza

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  4. Doralice

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  5. Vestido de bolero

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  6. Você não sabe amar

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  7. Milagre

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  8. Vatapá

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  9. Samba da minha terra

    Composer: Dorival Caymmi

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  10. Altos e baixos

    Composer: Aldir Blanc, Sueli Costa

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet


  11. Bala com bala

    Composer: Aldir Blanc, João Bosco

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos


  12. Aquarela do Brasil

    Composer: Ary Barroso

    Ensemble: Rosa Passos Quartet